Kishwaukee Symphony to host free Halloween concert

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The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its free Halloween concert, appropriate for children and adults, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Performances are planned at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The earlier show is geared toward a younger audience. Indoor trick-or-treating will be provided from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in…

‘One Breath’: NIU New Music Festival begins Nov. 3

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The fifth NIU New Music Festival offers something for everyone. This year features guest artist ensemble the nief-norf Project, founded by NIU alumni Andy Bliss (2004) and Kerry O’Brien (2006). They are joined by incredibly talented colleague ensemble members Erin Walker Bliss, percussion; Ashley Walters, cello; and Christopher Adler, piano and composition. Adler’s music will feature prominently in…

Cor Cantiamo singers to ‘explore the divine’ through music

Cor Cantiamo
Cor Cantiamo, an NIU School of Music ensemble in residence, will present “Inspirited: A Choral Concert Exploring the Divine” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Artistic Director Eric Johnson and his singers will explore how composers attempt to understand the divine and create beauty in the world.The concert will feature contemporary voices of American composers Abbie…

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