Kishwaukee Symphony to perform concert

Seventeen-year-old violinist Laura Park, winner of the 2010 Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition, performed recently with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Linc Smelser.
Seventeen-year-old violinist Laura Park, winner of the 2010 Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition, performed recently with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Linc Smelser.

Members of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with a performance of the “Titan” and “Jupiter” symphonies.

The concert takes place in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building.

The pair of symphonies are the first and last of two legendary composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) by Mahler and Symphony No. 41, K. 551, (“Jupiter”) by Mozart.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Ideal Industries Foundation with a generous gift from Jean Juday. WNIU and WNIJ are station sponsors of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is supported, in part, by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to the concert. 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 may be purchased at the door the night of the concert or ordered online (with a processing fee).

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.

For more information about the orchestra, how to support it and how to order tickets, visit www.kishorchestra.org.

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