The Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra has announced it will not be holding the annual July 4th concert on the grounds of Kankakee Community College this summer. Safety concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic are the cause of the cancellation.
“We are very disappointed to have to cancel the traditional July 4th concert, but the safety of the community and our orchestra are of paramount concern,” said Lynn Ahlden, president of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (KVSO).
The KVSO season, themed “Music Brings Us Together,” is scheduled to open on September 26th at Centennial Chapel on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.
“Our season theme ‘Music Brings us Together,’ was chosen prior to the pandemic, but it now seems especially fitting,” said Ahlden. “Our hope is the season will open on time and indeed the wonderful music of the KVSO will bring us together.”
Updates on the season, as well as information about events the KVSO will be involved in this summer, will be available here at the symphony’s website.
“Like many arts organizations, we have felt the tremendously negative impact of this pandemic,” said Ahlden. “We encourage those who have enjoyed the KVSO over the years to go to our website and show their support through an on-line donation. We know many appreciate the extreme value and joy the KVSO brings to the community and we want to continue to provide that cultural enrichment to the area.”
GREAT NEWS! As you know, we couldn’t perform our last concert of this season – ‘Dance Music’, so the first performance of the 2020-2021 season will begin with that concert! Flex and season subscribers can use their tickets from the cancelled April 4th concert for ‘Dance Music’ next season (date to be announced soon). Until you can hear KVSO live, please visit our YOUTUBE channel. You will find several recordings from earlier concerts for your listening enjoyment! Please let us know how you are and what we might do to bring beauty into your day. If you wish to make a donation, please visit KVSO.org. Thank you!! Stay safe!!
Concert Update – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from public health officials, the KVSO has made the difficult decision to postpone its April 4th ‘Dance Classics’ concert. The health and safety of our Symphony patrons, orchestra and support personnel is of utmost importance to the KVSO. More information will be available soon. Stay safe!