DeKALB – The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra plans to delight concert-goers once again with its annual Holiday Pops concert at 7 p.m. Friday, and new this season, an encore performance on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, inside the Music Building at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
The orchestra will play music of the holiday season, including contemporary and familiar traditional music and holiday favorites including, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) featuring singer Marybeth Kurnat.
Pre-concert music will be provided by the NIU Suzuki Strings Program, directed by Concertmaster Ann Montzka Smelser. Post-concert music will be provided by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. Refreshments will be served after the Friday night performance. This concert is supported in part by the George E. and Betty B. Dutton Foundation.
It is recommended to arrive early to this popular concert. Changes in programs, dates, times and location of concerts will be posted on the website. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each concert. All seats are general admission. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $11 for seniors 62 and older, and $6 for students with a valid school ID and children younger than 12.
To learn about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit www.kishorchestra.org or the KSO’s Facebook page.