WELCOME to the 61st Anniversary Season of the award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony
As we enter the 61st season of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) we can be proud of its reputation as a “magnificent cultural treasure.” The KGS continues to bring metropolitan-level performance standards, world-class artists, and a rich diversity of educational opportunities for people of all ages in Galesburg and surrounding communities. We are proud to be representatives of both Knox College and the City of Galesburg and look forward to many more years of engaging our audiences with memorable performances and innovative programs that enliven our community and enrich west central Illinois.
Among its many national, state and local accolades, the outstanding legacy of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) has been consistently recognized by the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) 17 times in 10 different categories including the prestigious Illinois Conductor of the Year three times to Dr. Bruce Polay most recently in the Professional Orchestras category, as well as the Illinois Cultural Leadership Award, Illinois Programming of the Year Award and the KGS is a three time recipient of the Illinois Orchestra of the Year Award.
Click on the links below to enjoy the Knox-Galesburg Symphony's performance of Shostakovich's Nr. 10 First Movement and Tchaikovsky’s Nr. 4 Fourth Movement.
For more excerpts, click on the left to visit our "listen" page.
Symphony Nr. 10 First Movement by Shostakovich
Symphony Nr. 4 Fourth Movement by Tchaikovsky