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Kishwaukee Symphony to perform fall concert

September 23, 2010

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra logoThe Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s first performance of its 34th annual concert season is its fall concert, “Scandinavian Splendor,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building.

This concert will feature Jean Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3,” Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16,” performed by guest artist Karin Reddekopp Edwards, and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43.” This performance is supported in part by the generosity of the Illinois Arts Council, DeKalb County Community Foundation and WNIU/WNIJ.

The KSO is a non-profit community orchestra which provides a place for area musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting.

The orchestra consists of professional, student, and dedicated amateur musicians. It began informally in 1976 and engages in weekly rehearsals and an annual series of concerts. The Illinois Council of Orchestras named the KSO the 2009 Community Orchestra of the Year, and has named the KSO Music Director Linc Smelser, the 2009 Conductor of the Year (Small Orchestra).

All seats are general admission (no reserved seating). Individual ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students and $5 for children younger than 12. Tickets can be ordered online (with a processing fee) or can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to each concert.

Season tickets are available at special prices for the four regular concerts of the season. Season ticket prices are $50 for adults, $35 for seniors, $35 for students and $18 for children younger than 12.

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, or season ticket ordering information, call (815) 756-3728 or visit