The Kokomo Symphonic Society announces the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra's exciting 45th season for 2018-2019 "Mix It Up!"

By joining us, you will gain cultural experiences that both entertain, as well as, educate.  We kick off the festivities with our Concert in the Park, which is not a part of our season ticket, on September 15th at 7:00pm in Foster Park.   Our winner from Kokomo’s Got Talent will showcase a few songs to start off the evening.  Next, the KSO & a Paul McCartney Tribute Tour will begin.  Live & Let Die features a five-piece band led by Tony Kishman.  You’ll hear, complete in every detail, hit songs from the Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney’s solo works.  Kishman is regarded by “Beatlemaniacs” as the world’s best McCartney look-alike/sound-alike.  The KSO will join the tribute band to perform the nostalgic songs!    It will be a fun and entertaining evening!! Call and get our VIP table seating and join our special area in front by the stage to support our symphony fundraiser! 

We are currently seeking soloists and a choir for our December concert, Handel’s Messiah.  The concert will be December 15th at 7pm at Havens Auditorium If you are interested in joining the chorus, please come to the first rehearsal October 1st from 6-7:30pm in Havens Auditorium (all other rehearsals each Monday thereafter will be in Kresge Auditorium). Soloists auditions are October 15th at 7:30pm in IUK Kresge Auditorium.  Our next concert is Wonder Women on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7pm at Havens. Our last concert of the season will be Expedition Through Space and Time on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7pm at Havens. 

Our Youth Programs semester is kicking off Wednesday, August 29, 2018 with an Instrument Petting Zoo from 4:30pm-6:00pm as well as pre-registration for our semester.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2017 with registration at 4pm. Once again classes will be at Wallace School for the Integrated Arts and Sean Carey is returning as our Youth Director.  The first performance for the Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO) will be their fall concert on October 28, 2018.  Next, they perform a youth winter concert on December 9, 2018.  They finish their season with a finale concert May 5, 2019 where all of the students participate in the performance; including our beginning and intermediate violin classes, cello classes and our KSYO. All Youth concerts are free and will be held at Central Middle School. 

We hope that you will join us for these exciting events to share your support for the Kokomo Symphony and our Youth Programs. Season tickets are $50 (this includes the 3 season concerts) which is quite a savings.  All students and children are free.  To purchase season tickets please go to www.kokomosymphony.net or call the office at 765-231-0251.  If you would like to discover more opportunities to enjoy the Kokomo Symphony and how to support us, please find us on Facebook, visit our website or email us at kokomosymphony@sbcglobal.net

This season is funded in part by a grant from the Kokomo Parks and Recreation,  Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Indiana Arts Commission,  and Howard County, Indiana.