Katrina Cessna - KVYSO

Katrina Cessna conducts the brass section of the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra during a recent rehearsal. Cessna has been the conductor and director of the KVYSO for the past 14 years while teaching music at Herscher High School for the past 20 years.

The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Kankakee High School auditorium at 1200 W. Jeffery St. in Kankakee.

The Youth Orchestra, conducted by Katrina Cessna, is comprised of 45 young musicians from 17 area junior high and high schools. Musical elections are as follows:

“Overture to the Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflöte), by Mozart;

“Pavane,” by Ravel, arr. Isaac;

“Warrior Legacy,” by Soon Hee Newbold;

“Light Cavalry Overture,” by von Suppé, arr. Isaac;

“Russian Sailor’s Dance,” by R. Gliere, arr. Isaac

A celebratory reception follows the concert. Tickets are available at the door for $5 each. Children age 8 and younger are admitted free with adult.

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