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Illinois Philharmonic Upcoming Concert to Feature Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

Rounding out the program will be Still's Mother and Child along with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 “New World.”

Illinois Philharmonic Upcoming Concert to Feature Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will launche the second half of their 2021-22 concert season with a program of Still, Bologne and Dvořák on Saturday, February 19 at the stunning 1,100 seat Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. The concert, conducted by IPO Music Director Stilian Kirov, features the added star power of Chicago artist and world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who is poised to perform Bologne's Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2 alongside an orchestra of 57 IPO musicians. Rounding out the program will be Still's Mother and Child along with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "New World." Tickets are available at ipomusic.org and range from $10-$57 with an additional Buy One / Get One Free offer now available for a limited time.

In addition to a magical night of music, Pine will receive IPO's Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee Excellence in the Arts Award, an honor bestowed periodically to honor an individual, group, or organization whose exceptional commitment, vision, leadership, and achievements have resulted in major contributions to the arts and music. This is the most prestigious award given by the orchestra.

To celebrate the kickoff of the new year, IPO is offering a special Buy One / Get One Free ticket offer with promo code BOGOFEB. This offer is valid for the February 19 concert, along with all IPO concerts through May 14, 2022. Tickets can be purchased at ipomusic.org or by calling the IPO Box Office at (708) 481-7774.

Rachel Barton Pine's guest artist performance is sponsored by Michuda Construction.

FEBRUARY 19 PROGRAM DETAILS:

William Grant Still: "Mother and Child"

Judith Anne Still, William Grant Still's daughter, relates that "Mother and Child," was not only one of her father's favorite compositions but is most people's favorite as well.

Joseph Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges): Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2

In an age when slavery was endemic and slaves were regarded as objects, the mixed-race Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was one of its most celebrated men. One of the first individual musicians of African ancestry to contribute to European musical traditions, Bologne was undoubtedly one of the most gifted of his contemporaries and has gone down in history as a composer of significant historical significance.

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"

Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, "From the New World" was composed in 1893 and premiered in New York City to great acclaim in December 1893.



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