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High School students to play with ABBA tribute

By Jacob Roushia | October 30, 2019

DeKALB – DeKalb students will join the orchestra of The ABBA Show at the Egyptian Theatre. Four students from DeKalb Public High School will be a part of the orchestra performing the songs “Honey Honey,” “If it Wasn’t For the Night” and “Slipping...

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings to perform annual Halloween concert

By Northern Star Staff | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings will perform their annual Halloween Concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall 5:30 to 6:30 p.m and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Music Building.Trick-or-treating will also take place...

Music isn’t just for music majors

By Jordan Radloff | October 20, 2019

Music is something that can remain a part of students’ lives even after choosing not to participate in college. While it may seem like having a music degree is required in order to continue in music, there are still chances for non-music majors to perform...

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra rings in the holidays with concert.

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra rings in the holidays with concert.

By Noah Thornburgh | December 10, 2018

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra held their annual holiday concert, “Winter Wonderland,” Friday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert featured two hours of various winter-themed music from oldies like Johnny Marks’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed...

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Rings in the Holiday Season

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Rings in the Holiday Season

By Northern Star Staff | December 6, 2018

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the holiday season with their “Winter Wonderland” concert 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is “a non-profit community orchestra...

Weekend Guide October 29

Weekend Guide October 29

By Northern Star staff | October 29, 2015

There are plenty of things to check out this weekend if you’re gearing up for Halloween.Grab your spookiest costume and head out this weekend, but be sure to trick-or-treat responsibly.TodayThe NIU and DeKalb community can view the Stanley Kubrick classic...

Weekend Guide October 8

By Northern Star staff | October 8, 2015

With midterms underway, spend your study breaks tyring something new this weekend.TodayWhat better way to celebrate the end of a tiring and stressful week than with cupcakes and conversation? Stop by the First-and Second-Year Experience office located...

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs Oct. 11 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert featured the world premiere of composer Adam Silverman’s “The Hedgehog’s Dilemma: Concerto for Violin and Cello,” which had solos from sisters Elisa and Amy Sue Barston.

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra to hold 38th season finale

By Northern Star staff | April 28, 2015

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will hold its 38th season finale Saturday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.The symphony orchestra will perform “Symphony No. 31,” “Songs of a Wayfarer” and “The Rite of Spring” at 7:30 p.m.Music director...

Inaugural Artigras to celebrate art with parade, receptions May 2

By Northern Star staff | March 30, 2015

Locals will be able to celebrate art at the inaugural Artigras on May 2.The event will feature an arts parade 3 to 4 p.m. starting in downtown DeKalb and ending at the School of Art and Design. Afterward, shuttles will take attendees between five exhibition...

Get festive with 4 spooky fall events

By Darius Parker | October 27, 2014

Tis the season for trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns, so here are four things to do to keep your haunted spirits lifted.1. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s free Halloween ConcertWhat better way to start the dawn of Halloween than enjoying some Halloween...

Garage Orchestra shines at Concerts in the Park

By Deanna Frances | July 15, 2013

When music by Queen is played live, most people don’t expect it from violins and cellos. This was not the case when the Garage Orchestra performed classic rock at The Sycamore Park District’s “Concerts in the Park” on Thursday.The Garage Orchestra,...

Golf outing will benefit Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

By Jessi Haish | July 8, 2013

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will host its 15th annual Benefit Golf Outing July 19 at the Sycamore Golf Club, 940 E. State St. The event is open to the public. Proceeds will directly benefit the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.For more information...