Love free classical music? Use your Homewood library card to enter a drawing for 2 free tickets to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.  There are seven performances for the 2021-22 year.  The first concert and opening night is October 16th.  Visit the Adult Services desk at the library for a brochure and a free raffle ticket. 





IPO concert passes are for Homewood patrons only. Visit the Library Services desk to obtain an entry slip for a drawing good for 1 pass (2 tickets) to the IPO.  Drawings will be held several days prior to the concert date and winners notified by phone. The winner will pick up the pass from the Library Services desk.

The pass must be presented at the box office window at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights on concert night to claim tickets. A household may not receive more than 2 passes per concert season.



Opening Night: Copland, Ewazen, & Price
October 16 – 5:30PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch, Oboe
Yoshihisa Arai, Choreographer

PRICE  Andante Moderato from String Quartet in G major
EWAZEN  Down a River of Time
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring
featuring The Joffrey Academy of Dance



Mozart & Beethoven
November 13 – 7:30PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch, Oboe
Trevor O’Riordian, Clarinet
Erin Kozakis, Bassoon
Lee Shirer, Horn

MOZART  Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8



Back Together for the Holidays
December 11 – 3:00PM

IPO celebrates the holidays with the family friendly Back Together For The Holidays program featuring the holiday classic The Snowman, a magical journey of Raymond Briggs’ famous story with narration. In addition to this wonderful work, other arrangements such as “Welcome Sweet Christmas,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Jingle Bells” will be performed.


Still, Bologne & Dvorak
February 19 – 7:30PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin

STILL  Mother and Child
BOLOGNE  Violin Concerto in G major
DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “New World”



Ravel, Abels, & Thomas
March 12 – 3:00PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus

ABELS  Frederick’s Fables
RAVEL  Mother Goose Suite
THOMAS  Gwendolyn Brooks Settings
with Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and text featuring Bronzeville Boys & Girls

With a special matinee performance show time set for this youth centered program, IPO will world premiere a co-commission with Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus by Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas utilizing poems from Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks’ Bronzeville Boys & Girls, alongside Get Out movie composer Michael Abels’ Frederick’s Fables.



All Brahms
April 30 – 7:30PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Azusa Tashiro, Violin
Jacob Hanegan, Cello

BRAHMS  Hungarian Dances 5 & 6
BRAHMS  Double Concerto
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2



May 14 – 7:30PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
William Wolfram, Piano
Martha Horst, Composer-In-Residence

HORST  Reverberations
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75/79