Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

IPO director wins Solti Foundation’s Career Assistance Award

  Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro Stilian Kirov
  has received the Career Assistance Award from the
  Solti Foundation U.S.
(Provided photo)

Works of new composer and two greats performed at IPO final concert

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude its 40th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 with a work by 21st century composer Gity Razaz and pieces by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
 
The program will be at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 

Young musicians will be in the spotlight at IPO Rising Star Showcase April 22

The Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will host the annual Rising Star Showcase at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor.
 
"We welcome another roster of outstanding performers," said Maryellen Tomassetti, Rising Star Showcase co-chair. "Their musicianship and youth will impress all who hear them."
 

IPO’s all-Beethoven program is Feb. 10

Guest conductor Stefan Veselka will lead the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in an all-Beethoven program on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 
Pianist Winston Choi,  considered one of today's most dynamic young concert artists, will join the orchestra. His recent performances have taken him throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as both a soloist and ensemble member.
 

IPO to perform Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular with special guest Singers on Dec. 16

Guest conductor Francesco Milioto will make his third appearance with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for the Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular matinee concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The concert will be at Ozinga Chapel on the Trinity Christian College campus, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights.

IPO maestro shares joy of music with H-F High orchestra

It was a wave of his hand, a lean in for emphasis, verbal cues and repeated “bravos” when Stilian Kirove, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro, spent time with Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra. Kirov’s work at H-F on Nov. 16 is part of his outreach as the new conductor for the orchestra.

IPO honors Bulgaria as part of Nov. 18 concert lineup

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) has added a salute to Bulgaria to its lineup for the 7:30 p.m. concert on Nov. 18. 
 
The program is at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive, on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 

IPO summer music at Ravisloe begins June 14

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its five summer concerts in the [email protected] series featuring IPO musicians and friends.

IPO selects Stilian Kirov as next conductor and music director

Stilian Kirov will take the baton and lead the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) starting June 1. Kirov was one of five finalist candidates invited as a guest conductor candidate during the last season. Kirov directed the “Slavic Soul” program in January. During his visit, he also worked with the Viking Orchestra at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

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