Concerts

2014-2015 Concert Season

"Music is in the Air"


A Breath of French Air

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Beckman/True Piano Duo


September 27, 2014
7:30 pm - Rammelkamp Chapel

We open our 52nd season with the virtuosic sounds of the Beckman-True Piano Duo in the air. These Texans, Brad Beckman, of the University of North Texas and Carolyn True, of Trinity University, will perform the stunning and endearing Concerto for Two Pianos by the 20th Century French master Francis Poulenc.

Sponsorship Available


An Air of Collaboration

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jöstlein Horn Duo 


November 15, 2014
7:30 pm - Rammelkamp Chapel


The mellow sounds of French Horns will be in the air as we welcome St. Louisans Thomas and Tricia Jöstlein to our stage. The couple, Associate Principal Horn of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Professor of Horn at Webster University, will perform the vivacious and melodic Concerto for Two French Horns by Michael Haydn.

Sponsored by Jacksonville Savings Bank



Christmas in the Air

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony Chorale
Jacksonville High School Concert Choir
Laurel United Methodist Church Choir, Springfield Illinois


December 13, 2014
3:00 pm - Rammelkamp Chapel

The joyous sounds of the Christmas season are in the air 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 Passavant Area Hospital and The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company


Love is in the Air

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony Chorale
Illinois College Chamber Singers


February 14, 2015
7:30 pm - Rammelkamp Chapel

The music of love is in the air as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with the sweetest music in town! LOVEly music brought to you by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, plus the Illinois College Chamber Singers!

Sponsored by Fran and Jim Ringle



A Youthful Heir: Youth Concert

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

March 24, 2015
10:00 am and 12:00 pm - Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College

Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound, United Way, Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, and Ameren


A Scottish Ayre

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
John McGrosso, Soloist


May 2, 2015
7:30 pm - Rammelkamp Chapel

The season will conclude on a high note as the sounds of master violinist John McGrosso are in the air. As the first violinist in the internationally acclaimed Arianna Quartet of St. Louis returns to our stage, you will thrill to the beauty and melancholy of Max Bruch’s beloved Scottish Fantasy. The concert will also feature the Grand Prize Winner of the symphony’s
2015 Talent Among Us competition.

Sponsorship Available
Soloist Sponsored by Premier Bank















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.