Music

The Fine Arts series is an annual series that brings a variety of inspiring and diverse musical performances to campus each year.

The Illinois College Fine Arts Series is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 season, Sound Sensations.

This season we bring you a sensational variety of sounds throughout the year. From a rousing Chicago large brass ensemble to an inspiring Chicago men's vocal ensemble, from an award-winning guitar duo and a favorite virtuoso pianist to a brilliant Midwest organist, and from a unique Mexican instrumental ensemble to a group of stunning talko drummers -- this season offers something to thrill each of you!

We hope you will join us in the excitement and inspiration of live performances.

Thank you to the Jacksonville Hampton Inn by Hilton for musician hospitality support during the 2018-19 season.


2018 - 2019 Fine Arts Series Lineup

New Chicago Brass :: Friday, September 21 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel
A fresh take on the classic style, New Chicago Brass represents the cutting-edge generation of high-quality brass performance. Founded in 2012, the 10-member ensemble -- in various combinations of trumpets, horns, trombones and tuba -- is made up of Chicago's finest young musicians.

Engelbach-Hart Musical Festival :: Wednesday, October 24 - Friday, October 26 :: Rammelkamp Chapel :: FREE CONCERTS
You are cordially invited to attend the Engelbach-Hart Music Festival, to be held again this year in October. This admission-free event is a gift to the community and will consist of three concerts.

  • Wednesday, October 24 :: Fraticelli Guitar Duo :: 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25 :: Illinois College Faculty Collage :: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26 :: Jade Simmons, Pianist :: 7:30 p.m.

Constellation Men's Vocal Ensemble :: Friday, November 30 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel
Now in their fifth season, Constellation Men's Ensemble is a Chicago-based men's chamber choir dedicated to exceptional music making and spreading passion for choral music with community engagement and diverse programming, while expanding repertoire for men's choral music for generations to come.

Ho Etsu Taiko Drummers :: Saturday, February 9 :: 7:30 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel
We welcome Ho Etsu Taiko Drummers back to our series -- Many of you will fondly recall their stunning performance here four years ago. In their own words, " We are a collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming. We push the envelope..."

Lynda Hakken, Organist :: Friday, March 29, 2019 :: 7:30 pm. :: Rammelkamp Chapel
We continue the long, grand tradition in Jacksonville of organ music performed by fine organists, by welcoming organist Lynda Hakken to our series. An active solo performer and accompanist, Dr. Hakken's doctoral research is the basis for a beginning method of keyboard harmony.

Onix :: Sunday, April 14, 2019 :: 3 p.m. :: Rammelkamp Chapel
Founded in 1996, Onix Ensemble is an extraordinarily talented group of musicians who have become the premier new music ensemble of Mexico. Noted for their stunning performance, Onix is known for its appealing and varied selections, ranging from recent works to the classics of the 20th century.


Ticket Information

Individual tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series can be purchased for $15 a piece. Season tickets are available for $60 each. Students of all ages receive free admission. 
 
You may purchase tickets by phone at 217.245.3260, checks may be made out to Illinois College Fine Arts Series.