The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO), led by Music Director and Conductor Linc Smelser, concludes the orchestra’s 45th season presenting a concert titled, “Happy 45th Anniversary, KSO,” on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 7:30 pm, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building of Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb.

​The orchestra will perform the following:

Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Genevieve Smelser as violin soloist

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan,” by Gustav Mahler

Those attending the concert are welcome to join Music Director Linc Smelser for a pre-concert talk a 6:30 p.m. in Room 173 near the Concert Hall.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to the concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall lobby, NIU Music Building. All seats are general admission (no reserved seating); it is recommended to arrive early. Individual ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and older, and $7 for students and children. Visit kishorchestra.org/ticket-info for information about purchasing tickets online.

The KSO encourages everyone to continue wearing a mask and to practice physical distancing between individuals and family groups at the concert.

To learn more about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit its website, kishorchestra.org, or facebook.com/kishorchestra, or call 815.756.3728. Changes in programs, dates, times and locations of concerts will be posted on the KSO website and Facebook page.

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Click on this photograph to watch the first concert of our 2021-2022 season, “Belated Happy Birthday, Beethoven!,” performed on October 9, 2021:


In 2021, the KSO is again the winner in the Best Live Entertainment category in the Daily Chronicle’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards for DeKalb County.

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