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45th Annual Concert Season: 2021-2022

For 44 concert seasons, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra has been proud and privileged to provide classical and popular musical performances for our region. The 2021-2022 season will provide the following concerts, held in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Northern Illinois University Music Building:

“Belated Happy Birthday, Beethoven!”
Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.*

Ouverture to “Egmont”, Op. 84

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

 

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

 

Anthony Padilla, Piano

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

 

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Holiday Pops Concert: “Winter Wonderland”
Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Seasonal music such as the following:

A Christmas Festival

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

 

Russian Christmas Music

Alfred Reed (1921-2005)

 

Winter from “The Four Seasons”

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

 

Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

 

Toy Symphony

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

 

Festive Sounds of Hannukah

Bill Holcombe (1924-2010)

 

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

 

Stille Nacht

Franz Gruber (1787-1863)

 

arr. by Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller

 

Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah”

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

 

This concert will also feature the Celebration Chorale.

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“Arthur D. Montka Memorial Concert”
Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.*

 

Carnival Overture, Op. 92, B. 169

Antonin Dvořák  (1841-1904)

 

Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major, Op. 70

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

 

This concert will also feature a performance by the winner of the KSO’s annual Young Artists Concerto Competition.

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Spring Pops Concert
Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Orchestral pops music such as the following:

Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmilla”

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

 

Wiener Blut – Waltz, Op. 354”

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

 

Trombone Concerto in C

Nino Rota (1911-1979)

 

Kirk Lundbeck, trombone

This concert will also feature the Northern Illinois University Steel Band.

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“Happy 45th Anniversary, KSO”
Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.*

Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

 

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

 

Genevieve Smelser, Violin

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff (1895-1982)

 

Featuring the DeKalb Festival Chorus

*On these three dates, join KSO Music Director Linc Smelser for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Room 173 near the concert hall.

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

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