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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.

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, accompanied by pianist Joseph Welch. 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.”

Edge has been named Assistant Professor of Voice at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, an appointment that begins in fall 2022.

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