The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Continues Its 46th Season

Linc Smelser, the KSO Music Director, will lead the orchestra in its final concert of the season on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. This performance will feature three musical depictions of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet story: the “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Romeo and Juliet Ballet Suite by Sergei Prokofiev, and “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein.

Visit our “Concerts & Events” page for a reminder of all six programs of the orchestra’s 2022-2023 concert season.


Advance tickets are available online at kishorchestra.org/ticket-info and in the concert hall lobby 30 minutes before the concert. All seats are general admission.


Northern Illinois University no longer requires that masks be worn inside of university buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, persons preferring to wear masks are encouraged to do so. The university guidelines for wearing masks in university buildings during the pandemic are found ​here. Changes in those guidelines will be followed by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


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

Watch Us On YouTube

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


In 2022, the KSO was 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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