"For the Love of Music Since 1866"

The December Youth Orchestra features the winners of the George N. Tuerck Concerto Competition. The concert and competition are named in memory of the founder of the youth orchestra. Admission by donation at the door.

Russian virtuoso violist Ivan Numerov joins the orchestra for this delightful evening featuring the myriad colors drawn from the orchestra. Mr. Numerov displays on his viola a mastery of technique and artistry to rival the world's violin virtuosos. Also, featured at this concert is flutist Barbra Duvall Baker. This concert is included in the season ticket for the subscription series.

SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR

​​​​​TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019, 10:00 A.M.

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL

GREAT PIANISTS OF THE WORLD - PETER SIMON

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 2:00 P.M.​

LIFE CHURCH, SWANSEA, IL​


GREAT PIANISTS OF THE WORLD - FANYA LIN

"He has technique to burn but prefers to drive the music with colour and a stricking ability to connect inner harmonic details." --Gramophone Magazine

Acclaimed soloist Jonathan Bass performs with orchestras throughout the world. He is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

NUTCRACKER BALLET WITH THE BELLEVILLE SCHOOL OF BALLET

​​SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL


​​SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019, 7:30 P.M. 

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL, BELLEVILLE, IL


STARS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW 

Celebrate virtuosity with international guest artist Fanya Lin performing the magnificent Grieg Piano Concerto plus performances by winners of our Stars of Tomorrow Young Artist Concerto Competition winners. This is the first in the subscription series.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31ST 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 7:30 P.M.

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL


CHAMBER MUSIC SERENADE


SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30 P.M.

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL

​SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 2:00 P.M.



Join us for a morning Valentine's Day concert in the intimate Philharmonic Hall. Russian viola virtuoso Ivan Numerov will amaze you with this beautiful instrument so rarely heard in solo performance. Mr. Numerov is one of a few musicians who play arrangements of violin compositions on a viola, where he easily combines high technique and artistry. Refreshments served at 9:30 a.m.

GREAT PIANISTS OF THE WORLD - JONATHAN BASS

Enjoy popular and traditional choral classics in an intimate setting in the historic Philharmonic Hall. Desserts and beverages will be available. This concert is part of the season ticket subscription series.

Barbra Duvall Baker, flute, Kathryn Lakiotis, violin, 
Ethan Edwards, cello, Catherine Burge, clarinet, piano
Robert Hart Baker, oboe, English horn, host
Musicians from the Belleville Philharmonic perform evocative chamber music for mixed ensembles of wind and strings. Refreshments at 9:30 am.


​​​​SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019, 7:30 P.M.

​ST. MATTHEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

BELLEVILLE, IL

FAREWELL TO SENIORS - YOUTH ORCHESTRA

GREAT PIANISTS OF THE WORLD - LINDSAY GARRITSON

The third and final youth orchestra concert features graduating seniors. 

"She combined pearly tone with blazing technique that produces musical fireworks."  --South Florida Classical Review 

An award-winning performer, Lindsay Garritson has received top prizes at national and international piano competitions, including as a young artist, the Belleville Philharmonic's Stars of Tomorrow Competition.  

CHRISTMAS WONDERS

"Pianist Fanya Lin had me speechless when I first heard her play."-Maestro Peter Shannon

A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Fanya Lin has delighted worldwide audiences with dazzling and heartfelt performances with orchestras, at festivals, and had garnered top honors at international piano competitions. 

​​​​​SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019, 7:30 P.M. BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL, BELLEVILLE, IL


"Simon enchanted and bedazzled those in attendance with his charm and musicianship." --The Sun, San Bernardino

This award-winning musician expresses both the serious and lighter side of classical and popular music in an original and colorful style, making for a delightul evening of fun, laughter and exquisite music. 

Ida Edwards Mercer, cello, piano, host
Ethan Edwards, voice, cello, piano
Ida Edwards Mercer and Ethan Edwards celebrate their lifelong connection with the Belleville Philharmonic with this varied program honoring the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III.

 

COFFEE CONCERT: ON A CLEAR MORNING

The Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra pay tribute to Ludwig Van Beethoven's 250th anniversary (born 1770). This is the final concert in the season subscription series.

 

​SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 7:30 P.M.

ST CLARE OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH, O'FALLON, IL


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BELLEVILLE, IL


The orchestra welcomes guest artist Rachel Ostler, performing the virtuosic Pagannini Violin Concerto #1, and also presents Brahms' stirring Symphony #1 in C minor. This concert is part of the season ticket subscription series.

COFFEE CONCERT - RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN GETTING TO KNOW YOU

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 1:30 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.SCOTTISH RITE BODIES, BELLEVILLE, IL​




SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF OUR SNOWS, BELLEVILLE, IL


CHORALE UP-CLOSE

​​SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 3:00 P.M.

ST. LUKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, BELLEVILLE, IL 


BEETHOVEN'S 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Delight in this magical holiday tradition --Tchaikovsky's masterpiece performed with enchanting choreography, full orchestra, and beautiful costumes and sets. The Nutcracker is included in the season ticket to the subscription series.

GEORGE N. TUERCK MEMORIAL CONCERT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020, 10 A.M.
BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC HALL

COFFEE CONCERT - IVAN NUMEROV, VIOLA

BELLEVILLE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT CALENDAR

Greet the holidays with our festive program performed by the Philharmonic Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. The Christmas Wonders concert is included in the season ticket to the subscription series.


MONDAY, MARCH 30,2020, 10:00 A.M.

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF OUR SNOWS, BELLEVILLE, IL