October 3 Fundraising Event at Portillo’s

For information on the October 3 dine-out fundraiser to benefit the KSO’s Music Education Outreach Fund, click here.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Begins Its 46th Season

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO), led by Music Director and Conductor Linc Smelser, begins the orchestra’s 46th season presenting a concert titled, “The Price is Right: Celebrating the Life of Florence Price” on Saturday, October 15, 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:

Ballade in A Minor, Op. 33, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Piano Concerto in One Movement, by Florence Price
with Sung Hoon Mo, Piano

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, by Florence Price

Those attending the concert are welcome to join Music Director Linc Smelser for a pre-concert talk at 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.

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 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.

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 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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