Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

IPO makes its jubilant return to the stage of Ozinga Chapel Auditorium for its 2023-24 season!


MAY 18, 2024 – 7:30 PM
Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Chicago Community Chorus w/ Dr. Keith Hampton,
Artistic Director/ founder
Kimberly E. Jones, Soprano
Leah Dexter, Mezzo-Soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, Tenor
Bill McMurray, Baritone

SHAW Seven Joys
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
200th Anniversary Performance
First performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824


IPO lowers the curtain on their 46th season with a resounding performance of one of music’s most celebrated and well-known works, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. With its debut performance having taken place in Vienna on May 7, 1824, IPO’s performance will commence nearly 200 years to the day after it first came alive. Also, on the bill for this epic evening will be Caroline Shaw’s Seven Joys. Kimberly E. Jones (soprano), Leah Dexter (Mezzo-Soprano), Ryan Townsend Strand (Tenor), Bill McMurray (Baritone) and the Chicago Community Chorus will lend their thunderous talents to the evening’s program.