BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A summer concert series featuring Illinois Wesleyan University musicians and guest artists is free and open to the public through the month of July. 

The concerts are part of the 22nd annual Illinois Chamber Music Festival, which offers chamber music education to high school and college students alongside world-class performers. In addition to the performances, students participating in the chamber music program experience coaching, lessons, rehearsals and elective classes on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus. A special elective Mime and Movement course is being taught by world-class mime theatre artists to guide students on the art of movement with music.

All faculty, guest artist and student concerts take place at IWU’s Westbrook Auditorium, 1210 Park St. in Bloomington, unless otherwise noted. Repertoires for faculty concerts are also outlined below. 


Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Concert 

Geoffrey Dean – Three Improvisations for solo cello

Aaron Jay Kernis – Air for violin and piano

Johann Hummel – Piano Quintet in Eb Major


Saturday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

Student Concert


Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m.

Faculty Concert

Nikolay Myaskovsky – Sonata for Viola and Piano

Astor Piazzolla – Five Tangos for Violin and Double Bass 

Ludwig van Beethoven – “Archduke” Piano Trio


Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 pm

Student Concert 


Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Community Concert at Broadview Mansion

1301 S. Fell Ave., Normal


Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m.

Children’s Concert with instrument demos and audience participation fit for all ages. A pre-concert craft will take place at 2:30 p.m. and children can try instruments following the concert.


Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m.

Faculty Concert

Geoffrey Dean – Apollonian Riffs: A Musical Odyssey for string quartet

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D minor


Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Music for Food Concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted for The Center for Hope Food Pantry.


Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Concert

W.A. Mozart – Piano Trio in C major K. 548 

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet in A Major


Friday, July 26 at 5 p.m.

Final student/faculty concert