Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra to Perform Concert

Nov. 18, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University Civic Orchestra will perform a concert on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington).

General admission costs $10, and $2 for non-IWU students. Senior citizens and IWU alumni receive a $5 dollar discount off the general admission price. Current IWU students and faculty receive free admission.

The orchestra will be conducted by Steven W. Eggleston, professor of music and chair of the Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department at Illinois Wesleyan. The program will feature Timothy Pitchford, visiting assistant professor of music at IWU on the trombone and the lyric tenor Justin Vickers. An educator and performer in both classical and jazz, Pitchford teaches the trombone studio and directs IWU’s jazz ensembles. He has performed with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and The Manhattan Transfer, among others. Pitchford has also recorded on several Grammy-nominated albums. Vickers has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at many other venues.

The orchestra will play pieces, including the Overture to La Forza del Destino, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, “Eccoci salvi alfin and Vedrommi, intorno” from Idomeneo, “La fleur que tu m’avais” from Carmen and Firebird 1919 Suite.

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

Contact: Natalya Grabavoy, ‘13 (309) 556-3181,