County to host Illinois Symphony again
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[JULY 21, 2005]
Not many towns with a population under 20,000
get to host a statewide or nationally known orchestra; however, for
the third year in a row, the
Illinois Symphony Orchestra has agreed to play a concert in
Lincoln. It could only be surmised that the symphony artists have
enjoyed being so well received in Logan County that they're willing
to make a repeat appearance.
This year's concert will be presented on Sept. 30 and will once
again be in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel on the campus of Lincoln
Christian College. This year's event will be co-sponsored by the
local Lincoln Land Concert Association along with Lincoln Christian
College and Seminary. The orchestra's performance is scheduled to
begin at 7 p.m.
The unflappable Karen Lynne Deal is guaranteed to
put on a performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat and
with a smile on your face. A very interactive conductor, Deal allows
the music to come alive and flow amongst and through the audience.
She has an uncanny ability to package varied arrangements and mixes
new pieces with old favorites as well as any music director can. If
you missed the performances the last two years, you have missed a
couple of Logan County's true highlights during that time span. This
concert is not only appropriate for all ages; it's a sure winner to
be enjoyed by young and old alike.
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Tickets for this year's performance are $10 each and can be
obtained by calling (217) 732-3168, ext. 2243, or by purchasing
Lincoln Land Concert Association tickets from Judy Awe at (217)
732-4758. Tickets will be at premium this year as the concert
association will presell 600 of the available 1,200 tickets.
[News release from Lincoln
Christian College and Seminary]