Don Giovanni ($20/10)
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Don Giovanni ($20/10)

  • Shryock Auditorium

The Southern Illinois Music Festival and Chorus accompany a stellar cast singing Mozart’s masterpiece, “Don Giovanni,” updated with gangsters, fully staged and sung in Italian with projected English translation.

Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)
Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

Progressive Chamber Music Concerts ($20/8)

  • Carbondale Community Arts

Mozart: Serenade for Winds
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

$20/8 to attend one or both concerts, including post-concerts reception at Carbondale Community Arts Office.
Hors d'oevres free of charge with purchase of $20 tickets.

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

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • University Mall

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!

Don Giovanni ($20/10)
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Don Giovanni ($20/10)

  • Shryock Auditorium

The Southern Illinois Music Festival and Chorus accompany a stellar cast singing Mozart’s masterpiece, “Don Giovanni,” updated with gangsters, fully staged and sung in Italian with projected English translation.

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. Advance reservations are required. Call 453-2000 for tickets.

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
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!

Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
9
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.

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!

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

•Dick Kelley, reeds •Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn

•Isaac Lausell, guitars OR •Mel Goot, keyboards

•Phil Brown, bass •Jimmy Beers, drums/percussion

In Concert

The program will be chosen from among the following selections:

Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Autumn Serenade SAMMY GALOP and PETER DeROSE       
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Blue Ride ISAAC LAUSELL
Bluesy Thing DICK KELLEY
Bright Side PHIL BROWN
Cat Battles JOSHUA REDMAN
La Coda de Moda PHIL BROWN
The Day the Airport Stood Still ISAAC LAUSELL
Eclipse MIKE DeMICCO
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lisa VICTOR FELDMAN
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Moontide RANDY BRECKER
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Whirlwind DICK KELLEY
Woodshed PHIL BROWN

Visit the New Arts Jazztet here or here.

Benyas Family Recital (Donation)
Jun
8
5:00 pm17:00

Benyas Family Recital (Donation)

  • First United Methodist Church Carbondale

Bach: Trio Sonata
Mozart: Trios from Don Giovanni
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto


Free Admission, but Donations are Welcome. All donations go to Benefit the Woman's Center.

Jive with Jazz
Jun
8
11:00 am11:00

Jive with Jazz

  • Boys and Girls Club 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.

Don Giovanni Excerpts and Young Artist Soloists ($15/5)
Jun
6
7:30 pm19:30

Don Giovanni Excerpts and Young Artist Soloists ($15/5)

  • Varsity Center for the Arts

Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
Excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Tickets will be sold at the door! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$15 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

Organ rectial featuring guest artist, Adam J. Brakel. 

The spell-binding performances of concert organist Adam J. Brakel have led to his being compared to Liszt, Gould, Bernstein, and Paganini. Mr. Brakel has also made a concentrated study of jazz music for the pipe organ.  He studied at Duquesne University (graduating magna cum laude in 2006) and then enrolled at The Juilliard School in New York City. He went on to study at Peabody, under Donald Sutherland and visiting guest professor, Dame Gillian Weir. As a fierce and exacting contender, Adam Brakel has taken top prizes in numerous competitions. 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. 

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

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
Dvorak Slavonic Dances

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

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!

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!

Chamber Music at FUMC ($10/5)
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Chamber Music at FUMC ($10/5)

  • First United Methodist Church of Carbondale

Repertoire to Include:
Dvorak: Piano Quartet
Dvorak: Piano Sextet

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

Orchestra Concert "Tchaikovsky 6th and Dvorak Cello Concerto" ($20/8)
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Orchestra Concert "Tchaikovsky 6th and Dvorak Cello Concerto" ($20/8)

  • Carterville High School

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

A Pre-Concert Lecture will be held in the cafeteria 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)

  • University Mall

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 6th and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto" ($20/8)
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Orchestra Concert "Dvorak 6th and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto" ($20/8)

  • Carterville High School


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

A Pre-Concert Lecture will be held in the cafeteria 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

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

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 two drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and chamber music featuring:

Tchaikovsky 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) 457-0371 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.

Deadline for reservations is May 18th.

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

Klassics for Kids
May
31
10:00 am10:00

Klassics for Kids

  • Du Quoin Public Library

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!

Eric McCluskey Recital
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Eric McCluskey Recital

  • Cairo Public Library

Featuring Carterville Baritone Eric McCluskey, and Carbondale Pianist Anita Hutton.

Admission is Free!

Orchestra and Singers Memorial Day Concert (Free)
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Orchestra and Singers Memorial Day Concert (Free)

  • Marion High School

The 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and 30-voice chorus present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces, at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium. The program includes the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address (read by Marion Mayor, Robert Butler), the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and much more.