Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra to Perform Concert

October 4, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The IWU Civic Orchestra will have a concert on Oct. 19 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (110 E. Mulberry St., Bloomington). General admission is $10.50, with a $5.50 discount for senior citizens and IWU alumni, and a $1.50 charge for high school and University students with a valid ID. 

The Orchestra will perform Overture to Russian and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka, Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 by Edvard Grieg, and Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite.

The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra is comprised of students from several fields, with Professor Steve Eggleston as director and conductor.  Eggleston is the founder of the IWU Civic Orchestra, as well as the University’s Wind Ensemble.

This is the Civic Orchestra’s 23rd season since its creation in 1984. Since then, the Orchestra has performed with concert pianist Awadagin Pratt, former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, The Volograd Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, as well as many other distinguished musicians.

The IWU Civic Orchestra has hosted a variety of prestigious guests, such as Armando Ghitalla, former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; acclaimed soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera Roger Roloff, baritone; and Laszlo Varga, former principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic. 

For more information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra office at (309) 556-3346, or by e-mail to

Contact: Sehaj Sethi, (309) 556-3181