Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season in 2017-
18. From its community orchestra roots in Park Forest, the 64-member orchestra
has grown into a critically acclaimed professional regional orchestra.
Under the leadership of Music Director Stilian Kirov and Executive Director Christina
Salerno, the mission of IPO is to provide concerts of compelling professional
symphonic music, support music education, and expand audience awareness of
musical excellence for the diverse communities of the greater Chicago region.
Beginning in the 2017-18 season, IPO will perform six classical concerts at their new
single venue, Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. A five
concert, small ensemble summer series is held at Ravisloe Country Club on
Wednesday nights in June, July and August. In addition, the orchestra performs four
educational youth concerts each year, serving over 4,000 students in the Chicago
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is supported in part by: Bimba Manufacturing,
Michuda Construction, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Gerhard
Designing & Manufacturing, Inc., WFMT, and in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts
For more information, visit ipomusic.org or call 708.481.7774.
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