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The Illinois College Fine Arts Series kicks off its 42nd season bringing outstanding, inspiring music to the Jacksonville area.

2021 - 2022 Upcoming Series Events

We look forward to presenting all of these programs to you live and in person. But at all times, we will follow the health guidelines of Illinois College and of the state and local government. We will keep you informed of any developments through email, our Facebook page and local media.

Friday, February 25, 2022 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel

Audience favorite Homer Ferguson III '00 returns to the Hilltop to perform in Rammelkamp Chapel. A stunning performer and insightful musician, his varied program is sure to please the entire audience.  Homer has served churches in several denominations and states, and is currently organist and choirmaster at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Christian Secrist, Illinois College associate professor of music, will join Homer for a portion of the concert in an exciting piece for saxophone and organ.  

Saturday, March 26, 2022 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel

The renowned Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra will bring big band sound to the Hilltop. This 18-piece ensemble will perform some of the well-known music of the Stan Kenton Orchestra and — in keeping with Kenton’s insistence on not just performing nostalgic music — fresh, new material written in the Kenton style and original music by members of the band. Alumni from the 1956-1978 Stan Kenton orchestras, plus some fine younger new members, carry on Kenton’s tradition of dedication to creative music and to jazz education.

MATHILDA EDGE '11, Soprano
Saturday, April 9, 2022 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel

The 42nd Fine Arts Series concludes with a recital by IC’s own soprano extraordinaire — Mathilda Edge '11. Edge returns to her alma mater to perform a stunning and varied concert. Mathilda has won many awards in her rising operatic career and is currently a member of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune singled out her performance in “The Barber of Seville”  at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a “vocal tour de force,” “an enormous sound with remarkable point,” and featuring “a coyly understated humor.”


Past Event Recordings

MUSIC WALL DUO, Abigail Walsh, Flute, & Pei-I Wang, Piano | Saturday, November 20, 2021

Fine Arts Series Ticket Information:

Adult season tickets are available for $70, and adult tickets to individual concerts are available for $15 per concert. As always, students of all ages and children are admitted free of charge.

Please consider making a donation to the series: Your generosity and support help ensure that we are able to continue bringing quality programming to the Jacksonville community!

For more information, to purchase a Season or Single Event ticket, or to make a donation, please contact Jennifer Phebus ’07 at 217.245.3192 or