Civic & Junior Orchestras

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Civic Orchestra

Designed for young musicians, the Civic Orchestra is both an educational and social experience for the students from the Southern Illinois region. To learn more about the program, contact Professor Edward Benyas.

Southern Illinois Symphony and Civic Orchestras: Edward Benyas, Music Director

Klassics for Kids

This acclaimed concert series takes place each Spring during the Southern Illinois Music Festival. Designed for school age children, these concerts encourage listening skills for younger audiences and include interactive activities. Admission is FREE and no advance reservations are necessary.

Junior Orchestra

Elementary and intermediate string players aged 9-14 (violin, viola, cello, and bass) convene once weekly to explore exciting music for string orchestra. Contact Professor Edward Benyas for details.