Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings: A Tribute to John Williams

Experience the Magic of John Williams with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra!

Linc Smelser, director

 Get ready to be swept away on a musical journey like no other as the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra proudly presents its Spring Pops Concert: A Tribute to John Williams! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 pm, inside the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at the Northern Illinois University Music Building, DeKalb. 

Renowned composer John Williams has gifted the world with some of the most memorable and beloved film scores in cinematic history. From the adventurous themes of "Star Wars'' to the heartwarming melodies of the "Harry Potter'' movies and the timeless magic of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," Williams' compositions have touched the hearts of audiences across generations.

Under the baton of esteemed conductor and music director, Linc Smelser, join us for an evening of musical enchantment as the KSO pays tribute to this legendary composer. Audiences will embark on an adventure through Williams' most beloved works, brought to life by the orchestra's exceptional musicians. Feel the exhilaration as the orchestra performs the iconic fanfare of "Superman," experience the thrill of adventure with the adventurous sounds of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and let the whimsical notes of "Jurassic Park" transport you to a world of wonder. 

But the magic doesn't stop there! As a special treat, the concert will feature highlights from Williams' collaborations with director Steven Spielberg, including selections from "Angela’s Ashes" and "Schindler's List." Each piece will be performed with precision and passion, capturing the essence of Williams' genius.

Whether you're a die-hard fan of John Williams' music or simply looking for an unforgettable night out, this concert promises to be an experience you won't want to miss. Gather your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the spellbinding world of cinematic music with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 

Before the concert, volunteers will be in the concert hall lobby accepting donations for the KSO Instrument Donation Project. The KID Project was created to provide an opportunity for DeKalb County students who have financial barriers to learn to play on quality musical instruments. For more information about the KID Project please visit

All seats are general admission. Tickets are selling fast, so don't delay! Secure your seats today by visiting and join us for an evening of pure musical magic. Tell us you'll be there on Facebook: Get ready to be transported to a galaxy far, far away!


Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture, Music and Concerts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students



Adult-$18.00, Senior (62 and over)-$15.00, Child (under 12)-$7.00, Student (with school ID)-$7.00

School of Music
Contact Name

Tina Zemzemi

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