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Past Events of the 2016-2017 Concert Season

Fall Concert: Austrian Gems

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
at 7:30 PM
Location: NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

There will be a free pre-concert lecture in the Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

  • Overture to Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Concerto No. 2 in D Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb:2, by Joseph Haydn
    Cheng-Hou Lee* of the Avalon String Quartet, soloist
  • Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”), by Franz Schubert

*Information about the cello soloist is found here.

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

Halloween Concert

Monday, October 30th, 2017
at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
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, and there will be trick-or-treating in the building a half hour before the 5:30 concert.

The concert will include the following, and much more:

  • Night on Bald Mountain, by Modest Mussorgsky
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by John Williams
  • Funeral March of a Marionette, by Charles Gounod
  • Theme from “Halloween”, by John Carpenter

This concert is supported in part by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

Children’s Concert

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
at 10:00 AM
Location: Egyptian Theater, 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.

This concert is supported in part by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland

Friday, December 8th, 2017
at 7:00 PM
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.

This concert is supported in part by the George E. and Betty B. Dutton Foundation.

Encore Performance! Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
at 2:00 PM
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.

This concert is supported in part by the George E. and Betty B. Dutton Foundation.

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