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2021-22 Season: Tchaikovsky Bookends

Edward Benyas, Music Director
Jace Kim, Associate Conductor

*Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30pm in Shryock Auditorium: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

The Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Kiril Laskarov, along with music by Mendelssohn, Cecil Chaminade and William Grant Still. Jace Kim, conductor.

*Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30pm in Shryock: Renewal

The Symphony presents “Renewal,” including music by Mendelssohn, Grieg, Rossini and Tchaikovsky. Jace Kim, conductor.

Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30pm in Shryock Auditorium: Choral-Orchestra Music

The Symphony accompanies the SIU Concert Choir and Choral Union. Susan Davenport, conductor.

*Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30pm in Shryock: Hooray for Hollywood

The Symphony presents 100 years of music from Hollywood, along with an original film score. Edward Benyas and Jace Kim, conductors.

*Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30pm in Shryock Auditorium: Mozart Requiem

Symphony members accompany the Concert Choir and Choral Union in Mozart’s Requiem. Susan Davenport, conductor.

Monday, April 25 at Bedell Center in Cape Girardeau: Tchaikovsky 5th
*Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30pm in Shryock Auditorium on SIU Campus: Tchaikovsky 5th

The Southern Illinois Symphony joins the Southeast Missouri Symphony for Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto, featuring Evan Wong, Piano. Edward Benyas and Sara Edgerton, Conductors. Post-concert reception Tuesday in Altgeld 112


*Denotes Southern Illinois Symphony Series (General admission $20; Students $10)

Season Tickets: $100 general; $80 adults under age 50; $40 students of any age; Call 453-2000 for tickets, or go to

Contact Bedell Center in Cape Girardeau for April 25 tickets.

Southern Illinois Music Festival

The 17th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival will take place July 6-18, 2021. It features Mozart’s hilarious updated opera, “Covid fan tutte,” Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and other concertos, 19th and 20th century chamber music, Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz. More details at