Oct. 11, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Oct. 21 at Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra changed its name to Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra to indicate the orchestra is part of Illinois Wesleyan University and to reiterate its priority serving IWU students by providing the highest level of music education, according to Lev Ivanov, conductor. “Our number two priority is serving the Bloomington-Normal community, therefore community members continue to participate in the ensemble as before,” said Ivanov, who is visiting assistant professor of music.
The concert, entitled “Fairytales,” will feature Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60, Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite, L 65, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird (1919 Suite).
The Symphony Orchestra is comprised of students from a variety of disciplines at Illinois Wesleyan and performs works from all musical periods. The group has had the opportunity to work with many esteemed soloists, including Chicago Lyric Opera baritone Roger Roloff and Grammy Award-winning soprano and Illinois Wesleyan alumna Dawn Upshaw.
For more information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Vi Kakares ’20