Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 43rd season with PORGY AND BESS

Stilian Kirov, Conductor 

Kimberly E. Jones, Soprano

Bill McMurray, Baritone

Netanel Draiblate, Violin


Gershwin Girl Crazy Overture

Jim Stephenson Violin Concerto

Gershwin Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs arr. Bennett

In residence at Trinity Christian College, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is a leading performing arts organization in Chicago’s Southland providing professional orchestral music of beauty and excellence to the region. IPO’s repertoire ranges from Baroque and Classical masterpieces, to world premieres and modern favorites. The Illinois Council of Orchestras named IPO the “Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year” in 1992, 2010, and 2020, recognizing IPO’s overall artistic excellence.