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44th Annual Concert Season: 2020-2021

All public concerts are held in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.  See map of location

Ticket information is available here.

Program notes for the concerts of October 10, February 20, and May 1 will be available here.

Most of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO) concerts will be available as radio broadcasts on WNIU (90.5 FM) after the concert dates. These broadcasts are part of the WNIU 7:00 p.m. Monday Encore series, as listed ​here.

Note: The orchestra has not been able to engage in rehearsals or concert performances because of the coronavirus pandemic. If those conditions continue during the 2020-2021 concert season, some of the following concerts will be canceled. Cancellations will be noted at this website.

String Is the Thing

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

This concert is supported in part by the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates.

There will be a free pre-concert talk by the Music Director, in a room near the Concert Hall, at 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Concerts

Friday, October 30, 2020, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

The KSO will present its annual free concert of music with a theme appropriate for children and adults.  The 5:30 concert will be repeated at 7:30.

Children’s Concert

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb

Each year, the KSO presents a concert, not open to the general public, that is specifically for students and their teachers invited from elementary schools and middle schools in our region.

Holiday Pops Concert

Friday, December 11, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
and
Sunday, December 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

The KSO will warm your heart with music of the holiday season. Many holiday favorites are part of this traditional family concert.

Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

There will be a free pre-concert talk by the Music Director, in a room near the Concert Hall, at 6:30 p.m.

Spring Pops Concert

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

Springtime in Vienna

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

There will be a free pre-concert talk by the Music Director, in a room near the Concert Hall, at 6:30 p.m.

Note: Changes in programs, dates, times, and location of concerts will be posted at this website.

Note: Changes in programs, dates, times, and location of concerts will be posted at this website.

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