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Stars of the Silver Screen

Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 7:30pm

A survey of some of the greatest movie scores including Harry Potter, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent Seven, Batman, ET, Ghost Busters, Beetle Juice, Lion King and more. It features a long list of famous movie music and includes the local adult and youth choirs as well as a local Lion King solo ensemble and other local soloists. Side By Side students may also participate.

2021-2022 DSO SHOWS


Roaring 20s & Beyond

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 7:30pm

A concert of vocal and instrumental music from the roaring 1920s and beyond focused on Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. This program was inspired by the reopening of the Fischer Theater and features two stellar Broadway singers, Ali Ewoldt & Nicholas Rodriguez as well as Illinois native and professor, Robert Sims to perform the finale, Ol’ Man River from Show Boat. The orchestra plays alone for 30 minutes out of the 80-minutes of total music. The encore is God Bless America.

A Swingin’ Christmas
with Steve Lippia

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:30pm

Start the season off swingin’ Christmas style! Join the DSO for a selection of Christmas and holiday favorites in the Swing/Sinatra style.

Featuring: Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation.

Steve Lippia

A New World

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:30pm

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9
Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Tom de Torres, Clarinet

A classical master works concert featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “New World”. The Czech composer wrote this symphony while in New York and was heavy influenced by both native American and African American music that he heard while in New York. Various examples can be heard in the work including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”.

Tom de Torres, is the DSO’s principal clarinetist and is both a professional Physician’s Assistant and member of the National Guard.

Maestro Jeremy Swerling

Maestro Jeremy Swerling’s innovative programming and enthusiastic podium presence have helped lead the Orchestra’s growth and development to many record achievements including ticket sales, fundraising, education programs and most importantly, artistic success. Last year, the Danville community honored his accomplishments by establishing the Jeremy A. Swerling Podium Endowment.

Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Syosset, New York, Mr. Swerling began his musical studies in clarinet at age 6. While attending a cultural arts high school he was introduced to conducting and subsequently went on to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Conducting and Clarinet with honors from the State University of New York, College at Purchase. After teaching music theory and chamber music at his alma mater for two years, Mr. Swerling attended Indiana University’s School of Music in Bloomington, where he earned his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting. Subsequent doctoral work led to both his appointments as assistant conductor of the Bloomington Symphony in 1987 and as first Conducting Fellow of the Indianapolis Symphony in 1989. These positions led him to Danville, Illinois where, in 1990 he became Music Director of the Danville Symphony Orchestra.

In 1993 he joined the Sacramento Symphony as Resident Conductor. His work at the Sacramento Symphony led him to the position of Senior Vice President of Cala Records – a UK based independent classical recording label where Mr. Swerling managed all phases of Cala Records including sales, finance marketing and production of over 100 titles. In addition to his position with Cala Records, Maestro Swerling was the Music Director of the North East Texas Symphony from 1998-2003.

Mr. Swerling has conducted several orchestras including Janacek and Bohuslav Martinu Orchestras in the Czeck Republic, with which he made two CDs of oboe concertos, as well as the Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony, and Arkansas Philharmonic.

Jeremy, his wife, Amy Helsel, and sons Ari and Solomon reside in Baltimore, Maryland.


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158 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832 USA



158 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832 USA