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The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, “Shostakovich and Steel,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. At its 37th season finale, the KSO will perform “Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96,” and “Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93,” by Dmitri...
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Six talented young musicians perform at the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts. The recital is in the Recital Hall in the Music Building and is free and open to the public. Auditions...
Liam Teague
More than 100 players will fill the NIU Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, for the CSA Sinfonia Reunion Concert. Alumni from the 15-year history of the orchestra are returning to perform with current members and with guest performer Liam Teague. The concert has been planned as a celebration...
CSA Sinfonia members play during a recent concert.
Calling all former members of CSA Sinfonia: There’s a reunion concert in the works! The NIU Community School of the Arts is in the process of getting in touch with the orchestra’s 350 alumni to let them know about this fun opportunity to perform on the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall stage again. “We’ve been contacting...
Serena Harnack
Area musicians ages 18 and younger are invited to compete in the CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition. The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 21. Auditions are scheduled in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The winner of the competition receives $200 and performs the concerto March 5,...
CSJazz Band
NIU’s Community School of the Arts will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, for the CSJazz Band and 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, for the CSA Sinfonia and two summer camps. Auditions must be scheduled ahead of time. High school jazz students are invited to audition for CSJazz Band, a top regional jazz...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced its spring recital and concert schedule. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public. As...
Serena Harnack
An award-winning, 14-year-old violinist will perform with the CSA Sinfonia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Concerto Competition winner Serena Harnack will play the fourth movement of the Concerto No. 4 in d minor, Opus 41, by Viuextemps. The performance takes place in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Harnack won...
CSA Sinfonia members play during a recent concert.
Young musicians are invited to attend a free, open rehearsal of CSA Sinfonia (Wednesday, Jan. 30), CSA Symphonette (Tuesday, Feb. 12) and CSA Children’s Choir (Wednesday, Feb. 13). These “Bring A Friend Days” give interested players or singers a chance to try out the groups to see if they are right for them. All rehearsals...
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Members of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invite the public to its holiday pops concert. “Winter Wonderland” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The traditional family concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Haydn’s “Toy Symphony” and a seasonal sing-along. This performance is sponsored...
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The 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...
Linc Smelser and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra at the Hopkins Park Bandshell.
Conductor Linc Smelser and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invite the public to the annual Summer Concert in the Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Hopkins Park Band Shell. The free program will feature many familiar patriotic and classical favorites. This concert is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience the...
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