Orchestra plans two October concerts

DeKALB – Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra begins its 36th concert season with two concerts in October.

The KSO’s fall concert, “French Impressions Redux” will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The KSO 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 can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before the concert.

Adults and children alike will enjoy the popular annual Halloween Concert, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. 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, Sycamore and the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit community orchestra. 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.

Season tickets may be purchased 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 visit

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

• French Impressions Redux

7:30 p.m. Oct. 6
Adults $15, seniors and students $10, children $5. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the show.

• Halloween Concert
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Free admission. Trick-or-treating in the Music Building at 5 p.m.

Both concerts will be held at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, Lucinda Avenue in DeKalb.

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