Knox-Galesburg Symphony to perform at Oneida farm

Galva News staff

The award winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony will perform “The Sounds of Summer” on a local, family farm near Oneida on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The event, hosted by Swanson Family Farms will be held just north of Oneida at 2553 Knox Highway 3, Oneida. 

This free, family-friendly event will begin at 2 p.m. and feature musical instrument crafts for kids to make with locally grown farm products including corn, beans, popcorn and more. Also during this time, kids can meet with members of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony to experience an instrument petting zoo, which allows them to tryout an array of orchestral instruments.

Beginning at 3 p.m., Knox-Galesburg Symphony will perform a free concert, allowing kids to play along with their newly made instruments. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets as limited seating will be available.

ROWVA Band Boosters will offer a concession stand.

“We are very excited to bring the symphony to a local farm,”Lucas Wood, executive director of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. “We hope that by bringing the symphony to the farm that many new members of our community will come out to enjoy our music, learn more about our local symphony and more about our agriculture community.” 

Symphony on the Farm was born during a conversation over coffee that included idea sharing and two local leaders looking to connect their passions — one of which is exposing more members of our community to our local symphony, and the other to engage more community members about local agriculture.

“This is a great opportunity for local collaboration and will provide an exciting on-farm experience to many members of our community who may not regularly get to do so,”Hailey Weyhrich, executive director of the Knox County Farm Bureau, said.