2013-14: "The Legacy Continues"

A Beethoven Celebration

A Legacy of Excellence

September 28, 2013 7:30 PM

We open our 51st season by introducing Jacksonville's newest musician, concert saxophonist Christian Secrist. We also begin our season-long tribute to the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven with his joyous and exuberant Symphony No. 8.

 Sponsored by Ann W. Collins and Family


A Legacy of Honor

November 9, 2013, 7:30 PM

On this Veterans Day weekend, we will commemorate the legacy of both conflict and peace, as expressed through music. We will mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and will feature Beethoven's "Wellington's Victory" Battle Symphony.

 Sponsored by Jacksonville Savings Bank


A Legacy of Christmas Cheer

December 14, 2013   3:00 p.m.

We welcome the St. Louis Archdiocesan Handbell Choir to join the Orchestra, Chorale, Jacksonville High School Concert Choir, and the Jacksonville Children's Choir, in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Bring the entire family!

 Sponsored by:

 The Farmers State Bank and Trust Co.

Passavant Area Hospital


Passing on the Legacy:

Youth Concert

January 28, 2014

Click here for more information about the youth concert.

Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., The United Way, the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, the Jacksonville Rotary Club, and Ameren.


A Legacy of Showcasing New Talent

March 22, 2014, 7:30 PM

Spring breezes are in the air as we feature the Grand Prize winner of the Symphony's 11th Talent Among Us Competition. The orchestra will thrill you with music's most famous symphony, Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5.

Sponsored by JIC Professional Roofing


A Legacy of Collaboration

May 3, 2014, 7:30 PM

An inspiring performance of favorite opera choruses awaits you as the Orchestra and Chorale are joined by the Illinois College Concert Choir. The season's tribute to Beethoven will conclude with his exciting and unique Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, which will feature our former concertmaster, violinist Aaron Jacobs, with cellist Ka-Wai Yu, and pianist Tatiana Shustova. 

Sponsored by Fran and Jim Ringle


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.
Nick Guidish,
Oct 1, 2013, 5:57 AM
John Bury,
Aug 17, 2013, 11:15 AM