Listen LIVE to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra! Black Friday Sale!

Posted by: Beth Wakefield - November, 25th 2019 @ 04:40 pm

Listen LIVE to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra! Black Friday Sale!


This Black Friday buy your tickets to enjoy LIVE music performed by the acclaimed musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Ken Lam. We are offering 50% off of our premium seating to THREE great concerts. Special offer starts on Friday, November 29th and runs through Sunday, December 1st!


THREE Great Concerts to Select From!


Love Notes

Sandra Wright Shen, Piano

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | UIS Performing Arts Center

Take note that love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with the pure magic of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the seductive passion of Strauss’s Don Juan. The technical fireworks of pianist Sandra Wright Shen will be on display in Rachmaninoff’s captivating Third Piano Concerto. The perfect gift for this notable day.


Spring Celebration

Itamar Zorman, Violin

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | UIS Performing Arts Center

Waltz into spring with Johann Strauss Jr.’s Voices of Spring and Dvorak's Bohemian inspired Violin Concerto with Israeli violin virtuoso Itamar Zorman. Schumann's highly spirited Spring Symphony is sure to wash away those winter blues as we celebrate the arrival of spring.


French Finale

Stewart Goodyear, Piano

Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | UIS Performing Arts Center

Join us for a fabulous French Finale with Ravel’s scintillating Bolero and glorious Pavane and Debussy’s delightful Impressionistic depiction of the sea in La Mer. Grieg’s beloved Piano Concerto with world-renowned pianist Stewart Goodyear adds international flair.


Order your tickets today!

Listen LIVE with 50% off of our premium tickets (Regular Price $63, Sales Price $32). Go to, select the concert of interest, and hit the BUY NOW button. In Bloomington, select DISCOUNT Code FRI50 from the drop down menu within the ticket purchasing web page and in Springfield, enter DISCOUNT Code Friday50. Special offer is valid ONLINE only. BCPA & UIS Ticket Offices are closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays. Special offer is valid in in Price Level 1 only, and does not apply to our Chamber Orchestra or Pops concerts. Sale begins Friday, November 29th and runs through Sunday, December 1st.


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 27th 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.