Telemannia w/Phillip Serna May 22 - 7 pm CST LIVE

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A fundraising campaign for Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Located in 2014 by Thomas Fritzsch, a copy of Georg Philipp Telemann’s self-published 1735 fantasias for viola da gamba survived near Hanover at Ledenburg Palace in the collection of Eleonore von Münster (née von Grothaus, 1734-1794).

Dedicated to musical subscriber Mr. Pierre Chaunell (1703-1789) and published in a period when the viol’s popularity was waning in Europe, Telemann’s unique fantasias encompass a plethora of forms: inspired by the Polish and Moravian music of his early career, filled with techniques spanning fugal writing to elements of the rondo and concerto while straddling the High Baroque and the galant. 

Join us as we explore Telemann’s self-published 1735 fantasias, the last great collection of virtuoso unaccompanied music for viola da gamba - all while supporting our Illinois Philharmonic!

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About the Organization

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

Now in its 42nd season, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is a leading performing arts organization in Chicago’s Southland providing professional orchestral music of beauty and excellence to the region. IPO’s repertoire ranges from Baroque and Classical masterpieces to world premieres and modern favorites. The Illinois Council of Orchestras named IPO the “Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year” in 1992, 2010, and 2020, recognizing IPO’s overall artistic excellence.

During the 42nd Season, IPO will perform five Saturday evening classical concerts, a family-friendly Pops concert, and a Home for the Holidays concert in December, along with four youth education concerts in May, which together with additional educational engagement reach, approximately 4,000 Southland students. All Season concerts are held at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. IPO will also present its second season of IPO Summer @ Olympia Fields Country Club, a series of five IPO musician chamber music performances in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

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