Illinois Symphony Orchestra Begins New Season With "Resounding Russians"

Oct 2, 2015

Alastair Willis
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UIS Ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis talks with Alastair Willis, Conductor and Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. 

They discuss the upcoming season and this weekend's concert - "Resounding Russians" - performances of Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, Prokofiev's vibrant Third Piano Concerto featuring world-renowned piano virtuoso Alexander Toradze, and Tchaikovsky's fateful Symphony No. 4.

The show Saturday night is at Sangamon Auditorium UIS.   Pre-concert comments are at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  More information here.