Season Tickets Available For Knox-Galesburg Symphony


Tickets for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s (KGS) 2012-13 season are now available at the KGS Office #148 in the Knox College Center for Fine Arts through August 17. A special discount ticket package of five concerts for the price of four, starting as low as $32.00 for the season, is available for the subscription series. With purchase of season tickets, subscribers are offered reduced prices for the non-subscription performances of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony “First Chairs Forward” Recital on February 2, and the May 11 “Celebrate Mom at the Pops” concert. Discounted value package prices are also available for all seven performances. Children and students receive a 50% discount on all ticket purchases.
Beginning this year, the KGS discounted season and value ticket packages will ONLY be available through the KGS Office until August 17. Patrons will save up to 35% by purchasing a KGS package of 5 subscription concerts or the 7-event value package through August 17. After September 4, all single and subscription tickets will be sold by the Orpheum Theatre Office at the full ticket price.
Under the baton of Bruce Polay, KGS artistic director/conductor, this 61st season of the KGS will feature accomplished international, national, and statewide guest artists in five subscription concert performances.
The KGS 2012-2013 season subscription series opens on Saturday, October 13 with Hovhaness Symphony No. 2, Opus 236 “City of Light,” and Bruce Polay’s world premiere of his 2012 revised version of “Sparkle,” commissioned by Blick Art Materials. The season opener will feature Parisian violinist Solenn Séguillon and cellist Anne Suda performing Brahms Double Concerto for Violoncello in A minor, Opus 102.
The Saturday, November 10 concert program will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 27 in G Major and Gallagher’s “Fantasy” for Strings, a KGS International Call for Scores work. Fourteen-year old Midwest Young Artists Competition winner Daniel Rong will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major.
The Saturday, February 23 program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68 and Waschka’s “Belgrade Overture”, from the KGS International Call for Scores. KGS concertmaster Louise Polay will perform Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Opus 61.
On Saturday, March 30 the KGS program will include Haydn’s Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major, and Dittersdorf’s “Ester” Overture. Harpist Faye Seeman returns to perform Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Greensleeves” for Harp and Strings and Still’s “Ennanga” for Harp, Piano and Strings with the KGS.
On Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bruce Polay returns with his Bruce and “Old Friends” Piano Recital/Commentary, presented by the KGS and West Music, featuring works by Handel, Beethoven, Debussy, Lecuona, Chopin and others. Tickets for this special event are available ONLY by calling the KGS office at 309-341-7268.
The Saturday, April 27 subscription 61st season finale will feature the KGS performing Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloe” Suite 2 with the Galesburg Community Chorus, two KGS international Call for Scores works: Deussen’s “American Hymn “ and Avni’s Largo for Strings. Hailed by “The New York Times” as “a powerhouse of a pianist,” Roberta Rust will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus73.
The KGS will present two non-subscription events in 2012. On Saturday, February 2, KGS and Miller Dredge Insurance will present “First Chairs Forward” featuring KGS principal cellist Carolyn Suda, principal clarinet Eric Ginsberg and pianist Bruce Polay will perform works by Kabalevsky, Bernstein, Poulenc and Tajcevic. First Chairs will perform at Knox College’s Kresge Hall. And, the ever-popular “Celebrate Mom at the Pops,” is slated for Saturday, May 11 with “A Tribute to Ray Charles” featuring Dave Hoffman on trumpet and vocalist Manuel Lopez III.
The KGS concerts start at 7:30 p.m. For subscription or value ticket package reservations, visit the KGS Office, Knox College Center for Fine Arts, Room 148 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or call 309-341-7268 by August 17. Group rates are also available through the KGS Office.
After September 4, non-discounted KGS tickets (except for Polay and “Old Friends) will be available at the Orpheum Theatre Office, 250 East Main St., Galesburg or call the Orpheum at 309-342-2299.
More program and soloist details are available on the KGS website at