New Arts Jazztet (Free)
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

New Arts Jazztet (Free)

  • TBD

Part of our popular "Wine and Jazz" series. Come listen to the sweet and sultry tones from Southern Illinois's only professional Jazz Combo, The New Arts Jazztet. You can read more about New Arts on our ensembles page.

NEW ARTS JAZZTET

• Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn  • Dick Kelley, reeds  • Mel Goot, piano  • Phil Brown, bass  • Jimmy Beers, drum set

The program will be chosen from among the following:

Annika’s Tune BOB ALLISON
Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Arkadia PHIL BROWN
Balanço PHIL BROWN
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Bob’s Your Uncle PHIL BROWN
Enter Lightly BOB ALLISON
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Minority GIGI GRYCE
Purple Green DICK KELLEY
Reubens Blues DICK KELLEY
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Sanctuary PHIL BROWN

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Chamber Music Soiree ($50)
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)

  • TBD

An evening of wine, food, and chamber music at a venue TBD. 

Ticket includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and chamber music featuring:

Mozart Piano Quartet
Dvorak "American Quartet"

Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased or reserved emailing benyas@siu.edu. Details on venue will follow. 

Klassics for Kids
May
31
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids

  • TBD

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Chamber Music Concert ($10/5)
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Music Concert ($10/5)

  • Varsity Center for the Arts

Repertoire to Include:
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances
Mozart: Oboe Quartet

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm.

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)

  • Brehm Preparatory School

An evening of wine, food, and chamber music on the beautiful campus of Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale. 

Ticket includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and chamber music featuring:

Tchaikovsky Quartet
Dvorak “American” Quartet
Dvorak “Slavonic Dances” Quartet
Mozart Oboe Quartet

Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the Brehm School Foundation at (618) 457-9164 or emailing foundationinfo@brehm.org. All proceeds from tickets and silent auction go to the Brehm School Foundation to support students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.

Orchestra Concert: “Dvorak and Tchaikovsky I” ($20/8)
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Orchestra Concert: “Dvorak and Tchaikovsky I” ($20/8)

  • Carterville High School

Dvorak: Symphony No. 6
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Michelle Skinner, Violin)

Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:45pm by Personnel Manger and Principal Clarinetist David Tuttle

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • TBD

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Orchestra Concert: “Dvorak and Tchaikovsky II” ($20/8)
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Orchestra Concert: “Dvorak and Tchaikovsky II” ($20/8)

  • Carterville High School

Dvorak: Carnival Overture and Cello Concerto (David Peshlakai, Cello)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:45pm by Personnel Manger and Principal Clarinetist David Tuttle

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
5
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Anna Arts Center

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
5
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Varsity Center for the Arts Balcony Theater

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Young Artist Showcase ($5/2)
Jun
5
6:30 pm18:30

Young Artist Showcase ($5/2)

  • OldBaptist Foundation

Featuring the winners of the 2016 SIFest Young Artist Competition. 

2016 Young Artist Showcase Winners:
TBD

Tickets at 5:00 pm.
Doors at 5:30 pm. 

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$5 General Admission
$2 Students

Chamber Music in Anna ($10/5)
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Music in Anna ($10/5)

  • Anna Arts Center

Repertoire to include:
Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Dvorak: “American” Quintet

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

American Guild of Organists Guest Artist Recital (Free)
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

American Guild of Organists Guest Artist Recital (Free)

  • Shryock Auditorium

The spell-binding performances of concert organist Adam J. Brakel have led to his being compared to Liszt, Gould, Bernstein, and Paganini — proving that true musical prodigies continue to exist in the 21st century.  National Public Radio in Florida hailed him as “An absolute organ prodigy, with the technique and virtuosity that most concert pianists could only dream of, and having the potential to be the leading organist of his generation. He is the Franz Liszt of the organ.” The Chicago Tribune proclaimed Brakel as "One of the most talented organists in the world." A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Adam J. Brakel has embarked on a highly successful concert career, playing from coast to coast in the United States, and in concert tours in England, Germany, and Hong Kong.  Dame Gillian Weir, one of the foremost organists in the world, said of Brakel, “He is to be commended for his devotion to the art of performance and to music itself.” Brakel’s repertoire of organ literature is extensive and includes the entire spectrum of styles including the complete organ works of Bach, Bruhns, Buxtehude, Couperin, Liszt, de Grigny, Franck, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Duruflé – truly laudable for such a young performer. In addition to works of all periods, from 2010 through the present career highlights include performances of the complete works of César Franck and, more notably, the fiendishly difficult Six Etudes of Jeanne Demessieux, being one of very few concert organists in the world to perform and record the entire set.  Mr. Brakel has also made a concentrated study of jazz music for the pipe organ and has premiered jazz pianist Dick Hyman's Shenandoah arranged for organ by Brakel, and the USA premier of Millennial Countdown at the request of Mr. Hyman, considered one of the best jazz pianists of this era.

Adam Brakel's recital career was launched after being awarded an American Guild of Organists scholarship as a high school junior. He then enrolled at Duquesne University where he studied organ with John Walker and David Craighead and harpsichord with Rebecca Rollett. While at Duquesne he was appointed Associate Organist at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral in Pittsburgh where he was featured weekly on television broadcasts throughout western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duquesne University magna cum laude in 2006 and was accorded the André Marchal Award for Excellence in Performance.  He then enrolled at The Juilliard School in New York City, receiving the John Dexter Bush Scholarship and the Alice Tully Award.  In addition to his studies, Mr. Brakel was appointed Assistant Organist at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue and was featured in solo recitals at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Synagogue among other Manhattan venues. In autumn 2007, Adam enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where he completed his master’s degree and was then awarded the Graduate Performance Diploma in 2011. At Peabody, he studied with Donald Sutherland and visiting guest professor, Dame Gillian Weir. During this time he also served as assisting organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Further studies in Toulouse, France resulted in his being presented with the prestigious “Oundle Award” in 2008.

As a fierce and exacting contender in numerous competitions, Adam Brakel took top prizes in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, the Reuter/Augustana Arts Undergraduate Organ Competition, the Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition, the John Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition, the French Organ Music Seminar Competition, and the Carlene Neihart International Organ Competition all between the years of 2003-2006.

In addition to his concert career, Adam Brakel currently serves as Director of Music at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. This appointment follows two years as Director of Music and Organist at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Cathedral in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a position to which he was appointed at age 25, making him at the time one of the youngest directors appointed to a cathedral in the United States.

Adam J. Brakel is represented exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

Chamber Music in Cairo (Free)
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Music in Cairo (Free)

  • Cairo Public Library

Repertoire to include:
Mozart: Piano Quartet
Mozart: “Dissonance” Quartet
Mozart: Horn Quintet

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

New Arts Jazztet (Free)
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

New Arts Jazztet (Free)

  • Cairo Public Library

Come listen to the sweet and sultry tones from Southern Illinois's only professional Jazz Combo, The New Arts Jazztet. You can read more about New Arts on our ensembles page.

Admission is Free!

NEW ARTS JAZZTET

• Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn • Dick Kelley, reeds • Mel Goot, piano • Phil Brown, bass • Jimmy Beers, drum set

The program will be chosen from among the following:

Annika’s Tune BOB ALLISON
Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Arkadia PHIL BROWN
Balanço PHIL BROWN
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Bob’s Your Uncle PHIL BROWN
Enter Lightly BOB ALLISON
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Minority GIGI GRYCE
Purple Green DICK KELLEY
Reubens Blues DICK KELLEY
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Sanctuary PHIL BROWN

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Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
9
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Christopher Civic Center

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
9
12:00 pm12:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Johnston City Freewill Baptist Church

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Happy Hour Mozart, wine and hors d’oeuvres ($25)
Jun
9
5:00 pm17:00

Happy Hour Mozart, wine and hors d’oeuvres ($25)

  • TBD

Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Mozart: “Dissonance” Quartet

What's better than a little wine and some hors d’oeuvres? A little bit of Mozart of course! 

Space is limited. Cost of attendance is $25 and all proceeds go to benefit the Southern Illinois Music Festival. Contact benyas@siu.edu for more information or to reserve a spot.

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • TBD

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Klassics for Kids
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids

  • TBD

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
10
11:30 am11:30

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • TBD

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.


New Arts Jazztet (Free)
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

New Arts Jazztet (Free)

  • Alto Vineyards

Part of our popular "Wine and Jazz" series. Come listen to the sweet and sultry tones from Southern Illinois's only professional Jazz Combo, The New Arts Jazztet. You can read more about New Arts on our ensembles page.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: From June 6 to June 17, IL 127 will be closed between Murphysboro and Alto Vineyards. Alternate Route: From Carbondale, take US 51 south to Wing Hill Road in Cobden. Turn west (or right) on Wing Hill Rd to Front St in downtown Cobden. Turn north (or right) on Front St, which becomes Oak after it crosses the railroad tracks, to Skyline Dr. Left (or west) on Skyline Dr to IL127 in Alto Pass. North on IL 127 a short distance to Alto Vineyards on the left. Please call (315) 481-9901 if you have any trouble *

NEW ARTS JAZZTET

• Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn  • Dick Kelley, reeds  • Mel Goot, piano  • Phil Brown, bass  • Jimmy Beers, drum set

The program will be chosen from among the following:

Annika’s Tune BOB ALLISON
Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Arkadia PHIL BROWN
Balanço PHIL BROWN
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Bob’s Your Uncle PHIL BROWN
Enter Lightly BOB ALLISON
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Minority GIGI GRYCE
Purple Green DICK KELLEY
Reubens Blues DICK KELLEY
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Sanctuary PHIL BROWN

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Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)

  • Carbonbdale Community Arts

Part of a two part series for your Sunday Afternoon. Admission gets you into both performances, remember to keep your ticket! There will be a wine reception after the second concert at the Carbondale Community Arts Office. 

Repertoire to Include:
Flute Quintet by JC Bach
"Kakadu Variations" Piano Trio, Op. 121a by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 76 By Franz Josef Haydn

Tickets at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. 
Doors at 3:30 pm.

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)
Jun
12
2:00 pm14:00

Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)

  • First United Methodist Church of Carbondale

Part of a two part series for your Sunday Afternoon. Admission gets you into both performances, remember to keep your ticket! There will be a wine reception after the second concert at the Carbondale Community Arts Office. 

Repertoire to Include:
Wildflowers by Eric Ewazen

Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Horn, Op. 274 by Carl Reinecke
Wind Divertimenti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tickets at 1:00 pm.
Doors at 1:30 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Chamber Orchestra Concert: "Music from "1776" ($20/8)
Jun
11
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Orchestra Concert: "Music from "1776" ($20/8)

1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence in the United States, but what was going on in the musical world overseas? Well, Franz Joseph Haydn was in his prime at the Esterházy court, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was in Salzburg playing violin and piano in the court Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo, and Johann Christian Bach was still living in London.

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra along with Soloists with be performing the following selections written between 1775 and 1777:
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Michelle Skinner, Violin)
Mozart: Divertimento K. 251 (Edward Benyas, Oboe)
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major “Paris”
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia Concertante in A Major (Brandon Christensen, Violin; Bill Cernota, Cello)

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part II ($20/$8)
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part II ($20/$8)

  • Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Most people know William Tell's famous overture (with its Lone Ranger theme), but the opera is full of beautiful arias, stirring ensembles and rousing choruses. This production is set it in 1776, to coincide with Washington crossing the Delaware, on this 240th anniversary of our Independence, and also includes all the original ballet music. The entire opera is presented twice over two nights, June 7/8 and June 10/11. Separate admission is required each night.

Josh Shaw, Director of the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, directs the production, which stars two internationally recognized singers: Baritone, Wes Mason, in the title role; and William Davenport, singing one of the most demanding Tenor roles in the repertoire. Other professional lead singers come from New York to Los Angeles and points in between, along with a 40 voice chorus, 40 member ballet company, and the fabulous Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, under the musical direction of Edward Benyas.

Tickets at 1:00 pm.
Doors at 1:30 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

Opera tickets are reserved seating, and pass holders will need to show their pass for special reserved seating upon arrival.

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • The Old Feed Store

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Wind Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • University Mall

At Grand Court outside of JCPenney!

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Wind Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part I ($20/$8)
Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part I ($20/$8)

  • Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Most people know William Tell's famous overture (with its Lone Ranger theme), but the opera is full of beautiful arias, stirring ensembles and rousing choruses. This production is set it in 1776, to coincide with Washington crossing the Delaware, on this 240th anniversary of our Independence, and also includes all the original ballet music. The entire opera is presented twice over two nights, June 7/8 and June 10/11. Separate admission is required each night.

Josh Shaw, Director of the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, directs the production, which stars two internationally recognized singers: Baritone, Wes Mason, in the title role; and William Davenport, singing one of the most demanding Tenor roles in the repertoire. Other professional lead singers come from New York to Los Angeles and points in between, along with a 40 voice chorus, 40 member ballet company, and the fabulous Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, under the musical direction of Edward Benyas.

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

Opera tickets are reserved seating, and pass holders will need to show their pass for special reserved seating upon arrival.

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Happy Hour Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos ($25)
Jun
10
5:00 pm17:00

Happy Hour Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos ($25)

  • Baldwin Piano and Organ Center

What's better than a little wine and some hors d’oeuvres? A little bit of Mozart of course! Join local pianists Kara Benyas, Reiko Schoen, and Anita Hutton for Mozart's Concerto for Three Pianos. A piece originally composed for the Salzburg's leading musical salon of the Countess Maria Antonia Lodron, and her two daughters, it will make for a fun musical appetizer before going to William Tell that night! Also being featured will be Mozart's Divertimento for Winds, another piece composed in 1776 to go along with this year's theme.

Space is limited. Cost of attendance is $25 and all proceeds go to benefit the Southern Illinois Music Festival. Call (315) 481-9901 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
10
12:30 pm12:30

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • First Free Will Baptist Chruch of Johnston City

The Southern Illinois Music Festival String Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
10
11:30 am11:30

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Orchestra Concert: "The Three B's" ($20/8)
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Orchestra Concert: "The Three B's" ($20/8)

  • Carterville High School

The SIFest Orchestra presents “The Three B’s” on Thursday, June 9 at the Carterville High School Performing Arts Center. This concert opens with J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, followed by Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. Soloists of the Brahms are SIU’s violin and cello professors, Michael Barta and Eric Lenz. Following intermission, the Festival Orchestra performs Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). 

Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:45pm by Personnel Manger and Principal Clarinetist David Tuttle

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part II ($20/$8)
Jun
8
7:30 pm19:30

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part II ($20/$8)

  • Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Most people know William Tell's famous overture (with its Lone Ranger theme), but the opera is full of beautiful arias, stirring ensembles and rousing choruses. This production is set it in 1776, to coincide with Washington crossing the Delaware, on this 240th anniversary of our Independence, and also includes all the original ballet music. The entire opera is presented twice over two nights, June 7/8 and June 10/11. Separate admission is required each night.

Josh Shaw, Director of the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, directs the production, which stars two internationally recognized singers: Baritone, Wes Mason, in the title role; and William Davenport, singing one of the most demanding Tenor roles in the repertoire. Other professional lead singers come from New York to Los Angeles and points in between, along with a 40 voice chorus, 40 member ballet company, and the fabulous Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, under the musical direction of Edward Benyas. 


SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE ($25)
Opera Shuttle Bus and Lecture by Maestro Benyas
to and from Marion Civic Center
Leaving from SIU Arena, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and June 8 at 6:15pm
Advance reservations required; call 315-481-9901

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

Opera tickets are reserved seating, and pass holders will need to show their pass for special reserved seating upon arrival.

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
8
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Anna Arts Center

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Wind Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
8
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Christopher Civic Center

The Southern Illinois Music Festival String Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part I ($20/$8)
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

Rossini’s Opera William Tell (in 1776) Part I ($20/$8)

  • Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Most people know William Tell's famous overture (with its Lone Ranger theme), but the opera is full of beautiful arias, stirring ensembles and rousing choruses. This production is set it in 1776, to coincide with Washington crossing the Delaware, on this 240th anniversary of our Independence, and also includes all the original ballet music. The entire opera is presented twice over two nights, June 7/8 and June 10/11. Separate admission is required each night.

Josh Shaw, Director of the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, directs the production, which stars two internationally recognized singers: Baritone, Wes Mason, in the title role; and William Davenport, singing one of the most demanding Tenor roles in the repertoire. Other professional lead singers come from New York to Los Angeles and points in between, along with a 40 voice chorus, 40 member ballet company, and the fabulous Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, under the musical direction of Edward Benyas.


SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE ($25)
Opera Shuttle Bus and Lecture by Maestro Benyas
to and from Marion Civic Center
Leaving from SIU Arena, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and June 8 at 6:15pm
Advance reservations required; call 315-481-9901

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

Opera tickets are reserved seating, and pass holders will need to show their pass for special reserved seating upon arrival.

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
7
11:00 am11:00

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Du Quoin Public Library

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Wind Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

New Arts Jazztet (Free)
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

New Arts Jazztet (Free)

  • Cairo Public Library

Come listen to the sweet and sultry tones from Southern Illinois's only professional Jazz Combo, The New Arts Jazztet. You can read more about New Arts on our ensembles page.

NEW ARTS JAZZTET

• Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn  • Dick Kelley, reeds  • Mel Goot, piano  • Phil Brown, bass  • Jimmy Beers, drum set

The program will be chosen from among the following:

Annika’s Tune BOB ALLISON
Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Arkadia PHIL BROWN
Balanço PHIL BROWN
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Bob’s Your Uncle PHIL BROWN
Enter Lightly BOB ALLISON
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Minority GIGI GRYCE
Purple Green DICK KELLEY
Reubens Blues DICK KELLEY
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Sanctuary PHIL BROWN

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Benyas Family Recital (Donations Accepted)
Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

Benyas Family Recital (Donations Accepted)

  • First United Methodist Church of Carbondale

Music by Handel, J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, and Brahms.

Admission is free but donations are welcome. All donations got to support the Southern Illinois Music Festival. 

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
6
4:00 pm16:00

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • Cairo Public Library

The New Arts Jazztet gives young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Chamber Music in Carbondale ($10/5)
Jun
5
2:00 pm14:00

Chamber Music in Carbondale ($10/5)

  • Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship

Repertoire to Include:
Piano Trio in A Minor by Maurice Ravel
String Quintet Arrangement of the Op. 34 Piano Quartet by Johannes Brahms

Tickets at 1:00 pm.
Doors at 1:30 pm.

Tickets will be sold at the door only!
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

Chamber Orchestra Concert: "Music from 1776" ($20/8)
Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Orchestra Concert: "Music from 1776" ($20/8)

1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence in the United States, but what was going on in the musical world overseas? Well, Franz Joseph Haydn was in his prime at the Esterházy court, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was in Salzburg playing violin and piano in the court Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo, and Johann Christian Bach was still living in London.

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra along with Soloists with be performing the following selections written between 1775 and 1777:
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Josh Schlachter, Violin)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 (Kiril Laskarov, Violin)
Mozart: Serenata Notturna, K. 239 (Soloists TBA)
Haydn: Symphony No. 63 in C Major “La Roxolane”

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm.

Tickets Available at the door as well as online at:
http://marionccc.com/si-music-festival-2016/

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • University Mall

At Macy's Court!

The Southern Illinois Music Festival String Quintet will be featured.

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

Chamber Music in Anna ($10/5)
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Music in Anna ($10/5)

  • Anna Arts Center

Repertoire to include:
String Quartet No. 2 by Alexander Borodin
Plus lots of Wind Quintet TBA

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

Chamber Music in Murphysboro ($10/5)
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Music in Murphysboro ($10/5)

  • Liberty Theater

Repertoire to Include:
Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
London Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello by Franz Josef Haydn
String Quintet Arrangement of the Op. 34 Piano Quartet by
Johannes Brahms
Post-Concert Reception with New Arts Jazztet in Smysor Plaza, just walk a couple blocks over in Murphysboro!

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm.

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

Young Artist Showcase ($10/5)
Jun
3
5:00 pm17:00

Young Artist Showcase ($10/5)

  • Altgeld Hall

Featuring the winners of the 2016 SIFest Young Artist Competition. Winners TBA. 

2016 Young Artist Showcase Winners:
Emma McBride - piano
Danika Ratnapradipa - piano
Alex Baughman - piano
Bill Xu - piano
Joshua Cheng - violin
Keyan Rahimi - violin
Illyana Lipe - soprano

Altgeld Hall Room 110.

Tickets at 4:00 pm.
Doors at 4:30 pm.  

Tickets will be sold at the door only!
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)
Jun
2
6:30 pm18:30

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)

  • Brehm Preparatory School

An evening of wine, food, and chamber music on the beautiful campus of Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale. 

Ticket includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and chamber music featuring:

String Quartet No. 2 by Alexander Borodin
Flute Quartet
in D Major, K. 285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
London Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello by Franz Josef Haydn

Plus Wind Quintet Music TBA

Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the Brehm School Foundation at (618) 457-9164 or emailing foundationinfo@brehm.org. All proceeds from tickets and silent auction go to the Brehm School Foundation to support students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.