Stephen Fairbanks, conductor
Hannah Reitz, conductor
Nathan Sawyer, assistant conductor
Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso
Frank Tichelli: Rest
W.A. Mozart: Symphony 25 in G minor
Antonio Vivaldi: Spring, featuring guest soloist Professor Meg Freivogel of the Jupiter String Quartet.
Nathan Sawyer: Our Closed Eternity (premiere)
Igor Stravinsky: selections from Firebird Suite
Illini Strings is proudly represented by students from all colleges across the U of I campus. They will perform works from the traditional string repertoire, as well as feature new and emerging composers. This season will include works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Florence Price, Tichelli, and others.
Stravinsky’s iconic Firebird Suite takes center stage in Philharmonia’s final concert of the season. From the driving Infernal Dance to the majestic Finale, a breathlessly magical soundscape unfolds as a classic Russian fairy tale is portrayed through music. Preceding the Firebird is a premiere of a new composition by Nathan Sawyer, an introspective work expressing his joy at having worked with the musicians of the Philharmonia.
Livestream available on the School of Music YouTube Channel
Tickets available through the Krannert Center Box Office