Dates for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s 68th season have been announced featuring new Music Director Vlad Vizireanu. It was announced in the late spring that Vizireanu will be replacing Maestro Bruce Polay – who directed the orchestra for 35 years. Vizireanu’s appointment came after a two-year national search that included over 50 applicants whittled down to four guest conductors vying for the position. Vlad’s premier Masterworks concert as music director will be held October 19th at the Galesburg Orpheum Theatre with “Dance, Dance Revolution.” According to a release by the KGS, this programming exemplifies Vlad’s goal of bringing “a new sense of programming style” to the KGS. He hopes to “infuse this season with a combination of new compositions, varied orchestral sizes, and an overall change of dramatic pace in the concert hall.” KGS Masterworks concerts #2, #3, and #4 are scheduled for November 23rd, February 22nd, and March 28th. Subscriptions to the series start at $78. More information can be found at the Knox-Galesburg Symphony website.
Several items, including a television, soundbar, and money were taken in a series of burglaries at Swing’s Mobile Estates this week.
A long-time communication professor at Monmouth College, Trudi Peterson, has been named the college’s 2019 recipient of the Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The school boundary map was discussed at length during Monday, October 14th’s District 205 Board meeting.
A 19-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing power tools from a Knoxville apartment complex.