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Preview Of The Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Holiday Pops in the Heartland" Concert

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UIS Ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis brings us a preview of this weekend's "Holiday Pops in the Heartland" concert, featuring festive music and traditional songs with the Illinois State University Concert Choir, Bloomington-Normal and Sangamon Valley Youth Symphonies, Twin Cities and  Springfield Ballet Companies, and the Springfield Youth Performance Group.

Yona talked with Trevor Orthmann, Executive Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Matthew Sheppard, Music Director of the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony; and Julie Ratz, Artistic Director of the Springfield Ballet Society.

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