IWCO to Give First Performance of the Year

September 24, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra (IWCO) will perform its first concert of the school year on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (110 E. Mulberry St., Bloomington).

General admission is $10, with a $5 discount for senior citizens and IWU alumni, and $2 for high school and college students with a valid ID. Children in eighth grade or younger are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased through the BCPA Box Office, which may be reached at (309) 434-2777.

Conducted by Illinois Wesleyan Professor of Music Steven Eggleston, the orchestra will perform what critics acclaim as Franz Liszt’s most famous symphonic poem, Les Preludes, as well as portions of Nikolo Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major.

The IWCO was created in 1984 by director and conductor Steven Eggleston and is now in its 25th season.  Comprised of students from all disciplines, the orchestra has performed with many highly acclaimed soloists, including virtuoso string bassist Edgar Meyer, Grammy Award-winning soprano and IWU alumna Dawn Upshaw, and baritone Roger Roloff of the Chicago Lyric Opera. In addition to hosting such esteemed performers, the IWCO boasts many respected performance opportunities, such as appearing on CBS’s Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt and frequently touring throughout the United States.

For additional information, please contact the IWCO office at (309) 556-3346 or e-mail

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181