Sept. 29, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will present its first concert of the academic year on Oct. 9 at Second Presbyterian Church, 313 N. East St., Bloomington. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
The program will feature selections including Symphony No. 8 Op. 88 by Dvorak, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Overture by Wagner and a Puccini aria, Mi chiamano Mimi from La bohème, featuring adjunct voice faculty member Ingrid Kammin as soloist. Kammin received her master’s and doctoral degrees in vocal performance and literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has maintained a private studio for voice instruction for several years.
Conducted by Lev Ivanov, the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra is a joint School of Music/community orchestra specializing in large orchestral literature. A visiting assistant professor of music, Ivanov also conducts the IWU Wind Ensemble. Born in the Ukraine, Ivanov earned a bachelor of music degree in performance and conducting from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music. He later received his master’s degree from Brigham Young University and a doctorate from Arizona State University. Ivanov has worked with a number of orchestras across Europe and the United States, and was one of five recognized in the International Conducting Competition in 2013.
By Emily Phelps’19