The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestrais a non-profit community orchestra, established in 1976, that promotes its mission of Enriching and Educating the Community through Music by:
- Offering enriching performances of orchestra music for the region's residents and visitors.
- Providing orchestral music education for children and youth in the region, especially those who have limited access to such experiences.
- Providing a means for professional and amateur musicians in the region to play interesting and challenging music in a full orchestra setting.
- Providing opportunities for soloists and guest conductors, from the region and beyond, to perform before appreciative local audiences.
The orchestra's plans and policies are established by the Music Director and a Board of Directors composed of citizens from the surrounding communities.
Support of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is provided, in part, by the DeKalb County Community Foundation, by corporate sponsorship, by WNIU/WNIJ station sponsorship, and by private donations.
Music Through the Ages
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
The KSO will give a concert on November 13 for an elementary-school audience. That program, of a variety of music with possible modifications for a wider audience, will be presented to families and the general public on November 14. Many excerpts of orchestra music will be performed, including from
- Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Hungarian Dance No. 1, by Johannes Brahms
- The Montagues and Capulets from "Romeo and Juliet," by Sergei Prokofiev
Reduced ticket price: $5 per person; children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.
This concert is supported in part by The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation..