KSO to present two October concerts

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra logoThe Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert, “French Impressions Redux,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building.

KSO musicians will celebrate two of the great composers of French Impressionist music, performing the “Mother Goose Suite” and “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel and “Danses for Harp and Strings” and “La Mer,” by Claude Debussy.

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.

Photo of a jack-o-lanternLater in October, adults and children alike will enjoy the very popular annual Halloween Concerts, which begin at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The KSO presents an evening of Halloween-themed music, including selections from Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and John Williams’ “Harry Potter.”

This concert is free to the community. There will be trick-or-treating a half-hour before the 5:30 p.m. concert inside the NIU Music Building. This concert is supported in part by Prairie View Dental of Sycamore and the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

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 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 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 younger than 12. For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra or season ticket ordering information, call (815) 756-3728 or email contact@kishorchestra.org.

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