Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
IPO celebrates its 42nd season opening on October 19, at 5:30PM with an Opening Night: Rhapsody in Blue program. Highlighting the incredibly diverse musical genius of American composers through Gershwin’s world famous Rhapsody in Blue, Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto, and Piston’s Symphony No. 6, the program features the vibrant and colorful playing of renowned pianist Xiayin Wang. Rounding out the program will be the first World Premiere of IPO’s second Composer-in-Residence, written by the 2019 winner of Classical Evolve, IPO’s composer competition.