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The major event of the 2022-23 Symphony season is Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday February 18 at 7pm and Sunday February 19 at 2pm. Both performances are at Shryock Auditorium. Advance tickets are available at the link to the right.

Beethoven Ninth Information

Since 1903, the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO), composed of SIU faculty and students, talented community members and area professionals, has presented live orchestral music in Southern Illinois. In January 2001, the Illinois Council of Orchestras named SISO the "Community Volunteer Orchestra of the Year" in Illinois, and in January 2005, the Council named Music Director Edward Benyas "Conductor of the Year" in the Small Orchestra category.

In 2005, the SISO established the Southern Illinois Music Festival, an annual summer festival that includes over 40 professional performances/presentations of classical music, ballet, art and jazz in two dozen venues throughout Southern Illinois during the three weeks leading to the Fourth of July.

View the 2022-2023 Season Brochure

Tickets and Parking

Tickets for individual concerts are $20 for general admission, and for students of any age $10.

Season tickets for the five-concert season are $100, but for patrons under age 50 are just $85.

To purchase Symphony tickets in advance, go in person to the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices, call 618-453-2000 or go online to the Saluki Ticket Office.

Tickets are available at the Shryock Auditorium box office beginning one hour before the concert. The Faner Circle will continue to be reserved exclusively for handicapped parking.


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