Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra announces 27th season

Season kicks off Oct. 3 with ‘Salute to the German Composers’ at the Egyptian Theatre

DeKalb—The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO) with music director and conductor Linc Smelser, is pleased to announce the line up for the 27th season of “Making a Difference through Music.”

Fliers for the 27th season were mailed within the month of June and included an opportunity to purchase season tickets that will add an extra ticket for season ticket holders to pass on to a friend to be used at the opening concert of Oct. 3, 2004.

This opportunity is part of the KSO’s “Bring a Friend” campaign. Season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance, at a discounted rate, and will receive a free ticket to give to a student, a friend, a family member, or a patron of the arts.

The KSO’s 27th season will kick off at the Egyptian Theatre with a “Salute to the German Composers,” on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. The success of the Holiday Pops concert from last season has prompted Linc and the KSO to include Holiday Pops II to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The balance of the 27th season will feature the KSO at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb, on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 2 p.m., and the annual Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition Concert scheduled for Sunday May 1, 2005, at 2 p.m.

More detailed information about each concert will be presented closer to the concert dates. The KSO invites you to visit the Web at for more information about upcoming events and fund-raisers presented by the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates (KSA).

The KSO is a not-for-profit community orchestra that provides an opportunity for area musicians to utilize their talents in an orchestral setting. The KSO consists of community professionals, students, and dedicated amateur musicians ranging from age 16 to 80. The KSO provides a family listening experience of interest and excellence. For more information about the KSO and upcoming events visit the Web at or call 815-748-7071. For more information about the KSA, call Gretchen Moore at 815-758-6397.

The KSO is a member of the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO).

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