Schnucks Montvale to host fundraiser for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Posted by: Beth Wakefield - October, 29th 2018 @ 04:25 pm

Schnucks Montvale to host fundraiser for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra


You are invited to 88 Bottles Around the World, a special fundraiser for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Schnucks Montvale. Make a $20 donation to sample a variety of wines and foods for all your holiday parties. But that’s not all! Musicians from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra will provide LIVE music. All proceeds from this event will go to support the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and inspiring live orchestral music throughout central Illinois.


88 Bottles Around the World

Friday, November 2, 2018| 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Schnucks Montvale| 2801 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL

$20 Donations may be made payable to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra


Recognizing that live orchestral music has the potential to engage and inspire audiences, to transform lives and to invigorate our community, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) serves as a vital cultural resource, an instrumental educational partner, and a dynamic enhancement to the quality of life in Bloomington-Normal, Springfield and throughout central Illinois.


The ISO, led by acclaimed Music Director Ken Lam, is central Illinois’ largest professional orchestra serving over 30,000 community members with a budget of approximately $1.3 million. The ISO celebrates its 26th season of exciting performances with concerts in both Springfield and Bloomington/Normal including symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, pops concerts and Concerts for Kids.


The ISO’s commitment to the community is highlighted through its award-winning Music Matters! in-school programs for students in Kindergarten – 6th grade; engaging Concerts for Kids, a favorite of students teachers and parents; and the Around the Town Free Chamber Music Series. Through these programs the ISO brings diverse repertoire and live musical experiences to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


The ISO, founded in 1993, is the consolidation of two well-established organizations: the Springfield Symphony and the Bloomington Normal Symphony. The ISO has won numerous awards including the Illinois Council of Orchestras' awards for Meritorious Service in Outstanding Programming, Community Service, and Community Event of the Year, all in recognition of its service and commitment to the citizens of Illinois. The ISO has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall during the tenure of Conductor Laureate Kenneth Kiesler and has made appearances at the Ravinia Festival, Millennium Park in Chicago and the Illinois State Fair.


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Additional information about the Illinois Symphony Orchestra is available at


The ISO is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.