Concert Celebrates Civic Orchestra Conductor Steve Eggleston

April 2, 2014

WHAT: In celebration of retiring Professor of Music Steve Eggleston’s 35-year career at Illinois Wesleyan, the School of Music will present a Final IWU Concert: Steven W. Eggleston, conductor. The concert, in honor of Eggleston’s retirement and the 30th anniversary of the University’s Civic Orchestra, will feature performances by the Civic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, along with School of Music students and alumni.

WHERE: The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA), 600 N. East St., Bloomington

WHEN: Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., with a reception following the concert

WHY: Eggleston founded the Wind Ensemble in 1979 and the Civic Orchestra in 1984 and has since served as director for both groups. Composed of students from all disciplines, the Civic Orchestra has performed with esteemed soloists and contemporary musicians and performs a variety of orchestral repertoire. The Wind Ensemble, which has also welcomed prestigious guest performers and composers, is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.

DETAILS: The Wind Ensemble will perform: Richard Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Frank Ticheli’s Postcard, Richard Wagner’s Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Folk Dances and Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.

The Civic Orchestra will perform: Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens and Illinois Wesleyan alumni and $2 for high school students with an ID. There will be free admission for Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty and staff with a valid ID and children eighth grade and under.

CONTACT: For tickets, contact the BCPA at (309) 434-2777 or visit the BCPA Website. For additional information, contact Illinois Wesleyan student Greg Goeden (309) 556-3346 or

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,