The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, “The Rite of Spring,” its 38th season finale, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building.
Joining Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece on the program are Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and “Songs of a Wayfarer,” by Gustav Mahler, featuring baritone Gerard Sundberg. Music Director Linc Smelser will present a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Room 173 in the NIU Music Building.
This performance is supported in part by the Ideal Industries Foundation with a generous gift from Jean Juday. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert. All seats are general admission (no reserved seating). Individual ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and olderr, $10 for students and $5 for children younger than 12.
Saturday’s concert is also the culmination of ARTigras, DeKalb’s inaugural celebration of the arts.
For more information, call (815) 756-3728 or email [email protected].
Next week, the KSO is one of the organizations participating Tuesday, May 5, in Give Local DeKalb County.
The 24-hour crowdfunding event provides critical funding for community partners across the country. Individuals giving to the KSO will have a choice to direct their donations to either the orchestra’s endowment fund or general operating fund. The minimum donation is $25, but there is no limit on how much can be donated. A $500 donation can support a student scholarship and a $1,200 donation can recognize the donor as a named chair sponsor for the entire season.
For the second consecutive year, DCCF has donated $20,000 in proportional matching funds to amplify every donation that comes in May 5.