Sunday (3/31) on the Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson writes, “The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is clearly intent on making an impact beyond its south suburban base in Frankfort. In the 2013-14 season, music director David Danzmayr will perform an American work on each IPO subscription program. Further, the orchestra will make its Chicago debut performing at the Harris Theater and is exploring launching a new concert series in Joliet at the Rialto Square Theatre. ‘We are excited to bring listeners a diverse array of programming, from the new and extraordinary to the familiar and glorious,’ said Danzmayr in a statement released by the IPO. ‘We are also looking forward to introducing the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra to new audiences as we expand our reach in the Chicago area.’ In a special program to be presented at the Harris Theater, date TBA, Danzmayr and the Illinois Philharmonic will present the American premiere of Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Symphony No. 1. … The IPO’s Frankfort season opens October 19 with the Chicago premiere of Michael Daugherty’s piano concerto Deus ex Machina with Terrence Wilson as soloist on a program that will also include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.”


Posted April 2, 2013