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posted: 11/28/2012 2:24 PM

Take your family to 'Holiday Pops' at NIU

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Submitted by Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites the public to its "Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, DeKalb.

The traditional family concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Haydn's "Toy Symphony" and a seasonal singalong. This performance is sponsored in part by the George and Betty Dutton Foundation.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit community orchestra which provides a place for area musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting. The orchestra consists of professional, student and dedicated amateur musicians.

It began informally in 1976 and now engages in weekly rehearsals and an annual series of concerts. At times, its programs are enhanced by including guest conductors and soloists from the region and beyond. The orchestra's plans and policies are established by the Music Director Linc Smelser and the board of directors which is composed of citizens from the community. WNIU and WNIJ are station sponsors of the KSO.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the concert. All seats are general admission; no reserved seating. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 62 and older, and $5 for children younger 12. For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, call (815) 756-3728 or visit