Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra to Perform Oct. 9
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.