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Illinois Symphony Orchestra taps Willis as Music Director

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:47:41 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Illinois Symphony Orchestra taps Willis as Music Director After two years of searching, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has chosen its new Music Director. He is Alastair Willis, an internationally known guest conductor. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more with the Grammy nominated artist who will bring his baton to Bloomington-Normal, and Springfield.

   

What it's like to conduct the Chicago Symphony compared to the Illinois Symphony.

   

Reflections on the needs of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra as an organization.

   

The need for youth music education.

   

Listen to Willis conduct the ISO in Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll.

   

A snippet of the third movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony with Willis and the ISO.

   

Spontaneous Combustion with Soloist Nic Kendall and Willis directing.

   

   

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