Joliet Symphony Orchestra to present ‘Natural Wonders’ on April 14

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra at University of St. Francis (USF) will perform Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in the university’s Sexton Auditorium, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, Ill.0413 Joliet Symphony Orchestra

The concert theme is “Natural Wonders.” Music will include “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo by Copland; The Blue Danube by Strauss II; Symphony No. 6, mvmt. I, by Beethoven; “The Enchanted Garden” from Mother Goose by Ravel and Themes from Jurassic Park by Williams/Custer.

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2005 as a university-community partnership. It performs varied works for orchestra and is open to USF students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the area community. It is directed by James Stopher, who plans to present a solo piano concert at USF as a benefit for the orchestra on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium.

To purchase tickets or for information on these or other performances in USF’s Music at Moser series, visit or call (800) 735-7500. The winter JSO concert sold out, so it is recommended to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens (65+), USF alumni and non-USF students. Excluding benefit concerts, admission to Music at Moser events is complimentary for USF students and staff with ID.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit