Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates Arts Week

Governor George H. Ryan has proclaimed October 6-12 as Illinois Arts Week 2002, to signify the importance of this annual statewide celebration of the arts. This year, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as conducted by Arthur Montzka, will host “A Salute to America and Its Music” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb.

To reach out to the community and beyond, KSO’s pop concert “A Salute to America and Its Music” will be included in the Illinois Arts Council’s statewide campaign to promote Illinois Arts Week 2002.

“The theme, ‘The Arts Are All Around Us’ has become a successful theme for Illinois Arts Week because it captures the important message that the arts are present every day, in some way, in our lives. Arts Week helps us see the wide variety of arts activities and programs that bring our communities to life,” said Illinois Arts Council Chairman Shirley R. Madigan.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will open its 25th Season Concert Series, “Making a Difference Through Music,” with its pop concert with Kirk Lundbeck as guest conductor. “A Salute to America and Its Music”, designed by Mr. Lundbeck, includes works by Aaron Copland and John Philip Sousa. Lundbeck plays trombone with the KSO. Let the celebration begin!

Season tickets are available and include all four concerts for the 2002-03 concert season. Individual tickets are also available and can be purchased up to and including the day of the concert.

The KSO encourages families and children of all ages to attend the concerts. Visit their website at for season ticket information and more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Associates.

Anyone interested in playing in the orchestra may contact Conductor Arthur Montzka at (815) 895-6006. For more information, please contact Phyl Naffziger, general manager, at (815) 748-7071, or visit the website.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

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