The Illinois Council of Orchestras has announced that the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates is the 2012 recipient of the Guild of Year award.
The KSA is an organization of community members whose mission is to support the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, which is now in its 35th concert season.
Orchestra Guild of the Year is one of the ICO’s annual awards for excellence in the field of music performance and for support of musical organizations. An awards panel that included judges from the Illinois Council of Orchestras Board of Directors and from independent arts organizations reviewed nominations representing orchestras, youth orchestras, and chamber ensembles from throughout Illinois.
The award will be presented at the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert: Roman Impressions, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the NIU Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert will feature “Petite Suite” by Claude Debussy, “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102” by Johannes Brahms, with Elisa Barston on violin and Amy Barston on cello, and “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi.
This concert is supported in part by the Ideal Industries Foundation with a generous gift from Jean Juday. The appearance of the Barstons at the concert is partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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