January 24, 2014

‘Vivaldi for Valentines’ is Feb. 14

The Southern Illinois Symphony and the SIU Concert Choir will present “Vivaldi for Valentines” on Feb. 14. 

The concert and catered dinner begin at 6 p.m. at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center.  Between the courses of gourmet food, the ensembles will perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” featuring several violin soloists from the Southern Illinois Symphony, as well as Vivaldi’s “Gloria” for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra.  

Edward Benyas is music director and symphony conductor, and Susan Davenport is music director and choir conductor.  

The ticket price includes a Newell House-catered gourmet dinner complete with hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert, and approximately an hour-long concert.  Seating is limited.  Tickets are $75 and the deadline for ticket purchases is Feb. 7.  Order tickets at SouthernTicketsOnline.com or call 618/453-6000.  Tickets are also available at the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices. For more information about the dinner and concert program email Benyas at benyas@siu.edu.