Program also includes two movements from Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Program length 50 minutes.
Listen LIVE! to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL
Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM & 12:15 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Tickets may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160 or online at go.uis.edu/CAreservation and in Bloomington through the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at (309) 434-2777. Tickets are $6 per person. For classrooms and/or schools attending the concert, there should be one chaperone for every 15 students; every 16th ticket is complimentary.
For more information, call the Illinois Symphony Orchestra office at (800) 401-7222, Ext. 10 or visit www.ilsymphony.org.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts for Kids are funded through educational outreach and grant support from Illinois Arts Council, State Farm Insurance, US Bank, Children’s Hospital HSHS St. John’s, LRS, Susan Cook House Educational Trust, Pete and Melinda LaBarre, Sandra & Kenneth Jesse Endowment for Schoolchildren, McLean County Arts Center*, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation – David & Kay Williams Music Education Endowment and Mirza Arts & Cultural Fund, and CMT.
* This program was supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, an agency of the State of Illinois, the McLean County Arts Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Magic Circle Mime Company
Magic Circle Mime Company is regarded as one of today’s premier family attractions. Its highly acclaimed performances, which unite the concert orchestra with visual theater, are consistently praised for imaginative and innovative content.
Magic Circle Mime Company performs with nearly every major orchestra in North America and has performed on numerous occasions with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg; the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra; and on more than a dozen occasions at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra. 2016 marked the fifth appearance at the National Arts Centre of Canada.
Magic Circle Mime Company also has a growing reputation outside North America. They have performed with orchestras in Australia, China, Colombia (SA), Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan. International festival appearances include the International Children's Festivals of Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan. In 2018 they will perform for the first time in Denmark with both the Aalborg Symfoniorkester and Aarhus Symfoniorkester.
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra (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.
Recently selected as one of the Top 8 things you should do in Illinois by www.onlyinyourstate.com.
Additional information about the Illinois Symphony Orchestra is available at www.ilsymphony.org.
The ISO is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.