Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra to Perform

April 4, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra (IWCO) will present its final Braden Auditorium concert on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Braden Auditorium in the Bone Student Center (100 North University St. Normal).  The name of a special guest artist who will perform with IWCO at one its 2006-07 concerts, will be announced.

Tickets for the concert are $1 for students, and $5 for general admission.

The orchestra will perform Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky; Clarinet Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with IWU faculty soloist Roger Garrett, assistant professor of clarinet and music education; and Rainbow Body by Chris Theofanidis.

For the 2006-07 season, IWCO will return to the newly refurbished Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (110 E Mulberry St., Bloomington).  The season will open with a special Homecoming concert on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., with the special guest soloist.

Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra was formed when the Bloomington/Normal Symphony disbanded.

Community members were invited to join the Illinois Wesleyan Orchestra in 1985.  Many distinguished guests have performed with IWCO, including trumpeter Armando Ghitalla, baritone Roger Roloff, pianists Awadagin Pratt and Peter Schickele, known in the music world as composer P.D.Q. Bach.

The 2006-07 season will include concerts on Nov. 20, Feb. 16 and March 30.

For additional information, contact the IWU School of Music office at (309)556-3061.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181