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Classics 5: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

Program Notes for Classics 5: Appalachian Spring LARS-ERIK LARSSON Barococo, Suite for Orchestra, op. 64 Background Lars-Erik Larsson was born in Akarp, Sweden, on May 15, 1908, and died in Helsingborg on December 27, 1986. He composed his orchestral suite

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Classics 4: Brahms and Schumann

Program Notes for Classics 4: Brahms and Schumann LEÓ WEINER Divertimento no. 5, op. 39 Background Leó Weiner was born in Budapest on April 16, 1885, and died there on September 13, 1960. He composed the last of his five

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Classics 3: The Three Violins of Rachel Barton Pine

Program Notes for Classics 3: The Three Violins of Rachel Barton Pine PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI Violin concerto in D Major, op. 3, no. 12, The Harmonic Labyrinth Background Pietro Antonio Locatelli was born in Bergamo on September 3, 1695, and

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Music Director’s Message

“A Night of Symphonic Rock”. There seems to be something oxymoronic about that phrase. After all, didn’t Chuck Berry, in that 1956 iconic anthem of Rock and Roll, issue the order, “Roll over Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news”? Parsing

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Coronado Security Measures

New security enhancements have been implemented by the Coronado and all guests attending performances at the Coronado will be screened prior to entering the theatre. Security personnel will be present at  every entrance and will wand each guest as they

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Classics 2: Great Choruses and Overtures from Opera

Great Choruses and Overtures from Opera Program Notes Overture to Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss the younger (1825-1899) The most famous of Strauss’s stage works and a highpoint of Vienna’s Golden Age of operetta, Die Fledermaus (The Bat), composed in 1874,

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Rockford Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016/17 Season

Published 03/01/2016 Rockford, IL – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra announced its 2016-17 season at a press conference on Tuesday, March 1 at Giovanni’s on Bell School Road in Rockford. “It’s a very exciting season,” said RSO Music Director and Conductor

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Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s Steven Larsen Named Illinois Conductor of the Year

Published 4/05/2016 Rockford, IL. The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Music Director Steven Larsen was named 2016 Conductor of the Year in the professional orchestra category by the Illinois Council of Orchestras during its annual awards for excellence

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Rockford Symphony Orchestra presents Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program

Published 03/20/2016 Rockford, IL. A prestigious music education program culminates with interactive orchestra concerts for students in Rockford on Wednesday. The Rockford Symphony Orchestra performs the Link Up Concert on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. 

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Rockford Symphony Orchestra to Award Outstanding Music Educator of the Year

Published 2/17/2016 Rockford, IL – On February 27, 2016 at the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Golden Ball, a local music educator from the Rockford Public Schools will be honored with the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award. This educator will

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