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KSO slated to perform Spring Pops Concert Saturday

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a Spring Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building in DeKalb.
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a Spring Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building in DeKalb.

DeKALB – The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites the community to its Spring Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

This concert is a special add-on performance to its regular 2017-2018 season of events.

“We are presenting this fun concert at a time of the year when everyone is excited to emerge from the cold,” Linc Smelser, KSO music director and conductor, said in a news release. “We hope members of the community can join us for a great evening.”

The program will feature a variety of popular music including selections from the Broadway hits “Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and “Wicked,” by Stephen Schwartz; classical music including “Spring” from The Four Seasons, by Antonio Vivaldi; “Voices of Spring Waltzes,” by Johann Strauss; “Hungarian Dance No 1,” by Johannes Brahms; and “Suite No. 2” from L’Arlésienne, by George Bizet; music from the movies including “Superman,” and “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” by John Williams. Also on the program are timeless favorites including “Plink Plank Plunk,” “The Syncopated Clock,” “The Typewriter” and “Fiddle Faddle” by Leroy Anderson.

Changesin programs, dates, times and location of concerts will be posted on the orchestra’s website.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to the concert. All seats are general admission. Individual ticket prices are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors 62 and older, and a special discounted price of $6 for students (with a valid school ID card), and $6 for children younger than 12.

To learn about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the rest of its concert season, visit www.kishorchestra.org or the KSO’s Facebook page.

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