KSO’s spring concert to feature NIU Steel Band

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert, “Shostakovich and Steel,” at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

The KSO will perform “Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96,” and “Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93,” by Dmitri Shostakovich, and selections featuring the NIU Steel Band, including “Tico Tico,” “Pan in A Minor,” “Flight of the Bumblebee,” and “Moto Perpetuo.” Music Director Linc Smelser will present a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Room 173. This performance is supported in part by the Ideal Industries Foundation with a generous gift from Jean Juday.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit community orchestra that 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. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert. All seats are general admission. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students, and $5 for children younger than 12.

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra or season ticket ordering information, call 815-756-3728 or visit www.kishorchestra.org. 

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