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Concerts from our previous 2019/2020 Season – All concerts were performed at Hawkins Centennial Chapel on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, unless otherwise specified…
Dance Classics (cancelled)
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 7:00 PM
April 4th includes Dance Music! Whether it is Bernstein’s Dances from West Side Story, A Salute to Big Bands, the Beatles, the French Can Can or the Armenian Sabre Dance, you will be tapping your toes and enjoying the music!
- Sabre Dance
- A Salute to Big Bands
- Can Can
- Dance Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah
- Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
- Remembering the Beatles
- Dances from West Side Story
Saturday, February 29, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Love music will be the theme for our February concert because it’s close to Valentine’s Day! Enjoy the KVSO choir and KVSO performing Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Send in the Clowns, an interesting arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and other romantic works.
Our February concert will feature pianist Young Whun Kim of Seoul, South Korea, who will peform with the KVSO during Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Young Whun is an active soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist both in the United States and South Korea.
- Beauty and the Beast
- Phantom of the Opera
- Romance #2 in F
- Send in the Clowns
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Choral Fantasy
A River Valley Holiday Tale
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Performed at the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School
December’s traditional Holiday Program is a musical tale about the journey of two children to the North Pole to make sure Santa has their wish list. You won’t want to miss this enchanting story and the combination of Acting Out Theater Company and KVSO. Bring the whole family to experience this special presentation. In addition, we will start celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday (1770-1827) with a performance of his Symphony #1! Featuring the KVSO Orchestra, Acting Out Theatre Company and Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Children’s Movie Classics
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 7:00 PM
We all enjoy movies so join us for our November concert, devoted to music used in children’s movies! The theme for Bugs Bunny used Wagner’s Rienzi and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was used in Fantasia. The November program features a wonderful arrangement of music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Music from Frozen. You will want to sing along!
- Rienzi (theme for Bugs Bunny)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Music from Frozen
- Disney Magic
- Stravinsky Rite of Spring
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Join us for our concert dedicated to ‘Space Music’ – music that takes us through the planets that are in our solar system and aligns them with their characteristic strength: Mars (the Bringer of War), Venus (the Bringer of Peace), Mercury (the Winged Messenger), Jupiter (the Bringer of Jollity), Saturn (the Bringer of Old Age), Uranus (the Magician) and Neptune (the Mystic) to Space Music from John Williams’ Star Wars and ET, all the way to Star Trek. A musical journey through Space!
- The Planets
- Fanfare for the Common Man
- ET The Extra Terrestrial
- Star Trek
- Star Wars Main Theme