The Danville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 and is comprised of over sixty talented musicians led by Jeremy Swerling, Music Director and Conductor. We enrich the eastern Illinois and western Indiana communities with four concerts held in the Danville High School Auditorium and two youth concerts for area schools each year as well as the occasional special event.
Due to a family emergency with Dave Bennett, this event will be rescheduled. Our prayers are with Dave Bennett and his family during this difficult time. For those looking to attend, please check the website for further updates on a new date. For more information or for a refund, contact the DSO office at 443-5300. We apologize for any inconvenience.
September 6, 2014 | 6:30 pm | Danville Country Club | $75 per person
The clarinet ruled the roost in the Swing Era, when jazz was the main-stream soundtrack of modern America, and dancers stepped lively to the wailing, soulful strains of the instrument dubbed the “licorice stick.” In the company of saxes, trumpets, and trombones, it was the clarinet that created a signature sound of jazz, the heartbeat of America through good times and bad. Hailed as a “young phenom” with incredible technique, style, and beauty of tone, internationally-celebrated clarinetist Dave Bennett will pay tribute to Benny Goodman and other jazz greats. Proceeds from this effervescent evening of dinner and song will keep our orchestra alive and thriving.
Motown Idol is a singing competition executed in conjunction with our 50 Years of Motown concert. An open, karaoke style audition will be held October 4, 2014 at the Village Mall. The top 12 semi-finalists will audition on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Heron Supper Club for The Contours.
With over 30 years of choral experience, Martha Lindvahl will serve as the DSO Community Choir’s Rehearsal Conductor. If you are interested in singing in the DSO Community Choir and performing with the Danville Symphony Orchestra on the Joyful Sounds concert of December 14, 2014, please contact us for more information.
Music inspires your passions, likes, loves, interests and general enjoyment of life. Music is one of the few universal languages that unites us as a people. With support from our many corporate and individual contributors, the Danville Symphony Orchestra can continue to create the music that ignites your inspirations.
If you have been coming to concerts for any length of time, you know that the orchestra's quality and its presentations have improved dramatically in recent years. An endowment will maintain this progress and ensure that the Danville area has an excellent source of great music for generations to come.
Your gift will help ensure the future of our symphony for generations to come! Your help, our foundation can continue support of the Danville Symphony Orchestra's artistic and educational programs.
Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community and gain invaluable experience, and also fosters deep personal growth. Whether you would like to take a short volunteer assignment or a prolonged one, the Danville Symphony Orchestra provides challenging and rewarding volunteer programs.