KSO begins 35th concert season Saturday

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra logoThe community is invited to enjoy the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert, “Dancing the Night Away,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of NIU’s Music Building.

The orchestra will play “Danse Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Concerto for Trombone” by Samuel Jones, featuring Kirk Lundbeck on trombone; “Rounds” by David Diamond; and “Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky. This concert is sponsored in part by Kishwaukee Symphony Associates.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each 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 they may be ordered online (with a processing fee).

At the end of October, adults and children alike will enjoy the very popular annual Halloween Concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 (repeated at 7:30 p.m.), in the Boutell.

The KSO presents this Halloween-themed concert free of charge. There will be trick-or-treating a half hour before the 5:30 concert, so concert-goers are encouraged to wear their costumes.

Linc Smelser, music director, and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra receive a standing ovation after the Spring Concert performed April 30.
Linc Smelser, music director, and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra receive a standing ovation after the Spring Concert performed April 30.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra 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 now engages in weekly rehearsals and an annual series of concerts. At times, its programs are enhanced by including guest conductors and soloists from the region and beyond.

The orchestra’s plans and policies are established by the Music Director Linc Smelser and the Board of Directors, which is composed of citizens from the community.

WNIU and WNIJ are station sponsors of the KSO.

Season tickets also may be purchased 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 under 12.

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, call (815) 756-3728.

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