Orchestra

The Kokomo Symphonic Society announces the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra’s 46th season for 2019-2020 “American Dream Tour.”

By joining KSO, you will gain cultural experiences that both entertain, as well as educate. Festivities kick off with a free concert in the park, which is not a part of the season ticket, on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in Foster Park. Winners from Kokomo’s Got Talent will showcase a few songs to start off the evening. Next, the KSO & The Neil Diamond Experience will take place, a nine-piece band led by Jay White with three original band members of Neil Diamond. Attendees will hear, complete in every detail, hit songs from the Neil Diamond catalog. The KSO will join the tribute band to perform the nostalgic songs. Call 765-236-0251 and get VIP table seating and join the special area in front by the stage to support the symphony's fund raiser. Tables also are available online at www.kokomosymphony.net.

KSO currently is seeking soloists and a choir for our December concert, Handel’s Messiah. The concert will be Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Havens Auditorium. For those interested in joining the chorus, come to the first rehearsal Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Soloists auditions are Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in IUK Kresge Auditorium.

The next concert is Broadway Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein on Feb. 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Havens. The last concert of the season will be All About Americas on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Havens. In addition, there will be a mini-concert that is not included in the season ticket. On March 15, 2020, Matt Gerhard in concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.

The Youth Programs semester is kicking off Wednesday, Sept. 4, with registration at 4 p.m. Once again classes will be at Wallace School for the Integrated Arts, and Sean Carey is returning as he Youth Director. The first performance for the Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO) will be a youth winter concert on Dec. 1. They finish their season with a finale concert May 10, where all of the students participate in the performance.

Season tickets are $50 (this includes the three season concerts). Students K-12 and children are admitted free. College students are admitted for $5. To purchase season tickets please go to www.kokomosymphony.net or call the office at 765-231-0251. For more information on how to discover more opportunities to enjoy the Kokomo Symphony and how to support it, find KSO on Facebook, visit the website, or email kokomosymphony@sbcglobal.net. This season is funded in part through support from the Kokomo Parks and Recreation, a grant from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Indiana Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts, Howard County, Indiana and the Community Foundation of Howard County.