Homecoming Orchestra Concert

Oct. 3, 2012 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will perform a Homecoming Concert on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington).

Cost per ticket for general admission will be $10, cost per ticket for senior citizens and IWU alumni will be $5, high school students with a valid ID can purchase tickets for $2 and admission will be free for IWU students and students of 8th grade and under.

The 2012-2013 year marks the orchestra's 28th season, founded in 1984 by Steven W. Eggleston, director and conductor for the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra and the IWU Wind Ensemble. The group is made up of students of multiple disciplines.

The concert will be conducted by Eggleston, who is currently professor of music and chair of the Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department at IWU. Soloists Chris Frey from the class of 1996, Andrew Hesse from the class of 2006 and Kate Tombaugh from the class of 2007 will perform at the event. As a guest conductor, IWU Provost Jonathan Green will feature the world premiere performance of his composition Painting the Second Eye.

Other compositions will include Russlan and Ludmilla Overture by Mikhail Glinka, Concerto for Two Cellos by Antonio Vivaldi, Lob des hohen Verstands and Liebst du um Schönheit by Gustav Mahler, Non piu mesta by Gioachino Rossini, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo by Aaron Copland and Marche Hongroise by Hector Berlioz.

Contact: Mallika Kavadi'15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu