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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, March 29 at 7:30pm in Shryock: John Williams at 90

The Symphony commemorates John Williams 90th year with music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T., Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark and much more. Edward Benyas, conductor.

*Sunday, April 3 at 2pm in Shryock: Symphony Chamber Ensembles

Symphony members perform the String Sextet of Johannes Brahms and the Serenade for 13 instruments ("Gran Partita") by W.A. Mozart, music that was featured in the movie, "Amadeus."

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 Brian Woods, 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 18th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival will take place June 11-26, 2022 at venues throughout Southern Illinois. Highlights include Puccini's fully staged opera, "Tosca," set in fascist Italy, the Rachmaninov 2nd and Sibelius 5th Symphonies, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, a wealth of chamber music from Haydn to Prokofiev, Klassics for Kids, Jive with Jazz and much more. More details at