Stilian Kirov
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IPO selects Stilian Kirov as next conductor and music director

Stilian Kirov will take the baton and lead the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) starting June 1. Kirov was one of five finalist candidates invited as a guest conductor candidate during the last season. Kirov directed the “Slavic Soul” program in January. During his visit, he also worked with the Viking Orchestra at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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