The Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) presented its first subscription series in 1951 at Beecher Chapel in Galesburg. As the Symphony audience grew, concerts were presented at Central Congregational Church, Harbach Theatre on Knox College campus, and now in the historic Orpheum Theatre. The KGS season has expanded from three to five subscription concerts, plus a non-subscription pops concert, and since 1984, the annual Concert on the Lawn , a free, outdoor performance outside Old Main on the beautiful Knox College campus. The Symphony also presents highly visible youth and adult education programs each season including Music Mornings , Music Memories, the annual Young Pianists Competition , and In-School Tours , with District 205 and Costa Catholic Academy. Dr. Polay is also a featured guest lecturer with KGS concert previews at Carl Sandburg College and Galesburg High School Music Appreciation classes.