Kishwaukee Symphony presents ‘A Salute to America and Its Music’

Kishwaukee Symphony presents ‘A Salute to America and Its Music’


The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Montzka, will open its 25th Season Concert Series at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb, with its Pop Concert, “A Salute to America and Its Music.” Guest conductor Kirk Lundbeck will lead the KSO in a celebration of your patriotic favorites.

“A Salute to America and Its Music” as designed by Kirk Lundbeck will include works by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, Morton Gould and Charles Ives.

Lundbeck plays trombone with the KSO and has been with the orchestra for about 20 years. He has served as guest conductor for the KSO on two other occasions including the Fall Concert of 1999 and the Children’s Concert of 2001.

Lundbeck received his bachelor of music degree from Northern Illinois University in 1981 with an emphasis on trombone performance and continued his musical studies at NIU in Instrumental Conducting. He has studied conducting techniques with Fredrick Fennel, Larry Livingston, Carl Roskott and Stephen Squires.

2002-2003 season tickets are available and include all four concerts for the season. Season ticket prices range from $15 each for child/student or senior to $25 each for adult. Family ticket prices for the 2002-03 concert season are $50 each. Individual concert tickets are also available and can be purchased up to the day of the concert. Please call (815) 748-7071 for ticket information or visit the website at

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

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

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