Stilian Kirov (CAA, ’16) has been named music director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.
According to Chicago Classical Review, Kirov was one of five finalists who guest conducted the orchestra as a part of its search. His January performance included works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Kodaly.
Kirov is also the music director at Symphony in C in New Jersey and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. He will serve the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra post through the 2019-2020 season.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 40th season October 14 at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Il. Kirov will lead a program that includes the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto and Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony.