2015-2016 Concert Season


Jacksonville Connections

October 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm

We open our 53rd season by welcoming two virtuoso soloists to our stage, each with his own connection to our city.  Thrill to the stunning sounds of percussionist Luke Rinderknecht, and of euphoniumist Gabe Hart, performing works by American Paul Creston and Frenchman Alexandre Guilmant.

Sponsorship Available


Creepy Connections

October 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Celebrate Halloween with the symphony as we present your favorite goulish and creepy music!  Bring your friends and family, as you are invited to join the musicians in wearing your favorite costume to this always popular event! 

Sponsored by Jacksonville Saving Bank


Family Connections

December 5, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Come hear the joyous sounds of the Christmas season at this audience favorite concert, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, plus the Jacksonville High School Concert Choir.  Bring the entire family to this afternoon holiday celebration!

Sponsored by

The Farmers State Bank and Trust Co.

 and Passavant Area Hospital


Youthful Connections*

The Annual Free Youth Concert

February 16, 2014 - 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound, Kiwanis,

Ameren, United Way, Pilot Club, Rotary.


Jade Connections

March 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm

A Jacksonville favorite, stellar pianist Jade Simmons returns to help celebrate Maestro Allman’s Jade Anniversary season, performing Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2, a favorite of audiences world-wide.  Named Classical Music’s “No. 1 Maverick”, Ms. Simmons has been called a “musical force of nature”!

Sponsored by Jim and Fran Ringle


Collaborative Connections

April 30, 2016 - 7:30 pm

We conclude Maestro Allman's 35th season with Faure's Requiem, one of the most beloved of all choral-orchestral works.  The orchestra will be joined by the Symphony Chorale, the Illinois College Choirs and the Williamsville High School Choir in this sublime and passionate masterpiece.

Sponsored by Ann Collins and Family

Soloist Sponsor: Town & Country Bank




                                              * Not a season subscription concert


General Information

Most performances are held at Rammelkamp Chapel on the campus of Illinois College at 7:30 PM on Saturday evenings. Click here for a map and directions.

Individual and season tickets are available. Adult admissions are $15 at the door. Click here for more information about tickets.

Parking is available along nearby streets such as College Avenue and Park Street. You may also park in Illinois College Blue Permit parking areas any time on Saturday.

The West Central Mass Transit District provides transportation to and from Symphony concerts. Round trip rides are $4.00 per person. WCMTD will begin picking customers up 90 minutes prior to each event. Reservations are required. Call 217-245-2900 prior to 2 PM on Saturday to make your reservations.