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Imperial Cities Trip

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Imperial Cities Tour featuring Prague, Vienna, and Budapest July 31 – August 10, 2017 Travel with RSO Music Director Steven Larsen to some of Europe’s most musically significant cities. Make your reservation by the early bird deadline of February 1,

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Music Director’s Message

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“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

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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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Give the Gift of Music!

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Working on your Christmas list? The RSO has merchandise available for sale!

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Music Director’s Message

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Great Choruses and Overtures from Opera This is a concert I’ve wanted to do for at least 30 years. Opera is a genre that is famously not for everybody’s taste (although I fervently believe it could be, given the right

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The RSO is hiring!

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The RSO is hiring! The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is seeking a part-time Administrative Coordinator. This is an hourly, part-time position, reporting to the Executive Director. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Answer and direct incoming calls Assist customers in purchasing concert tickets Enter all

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Storybook Ball

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Meet live Storybook characters! All new event! An enchanted experience in a beautifully decorated ballroom with characters like the Snow Sisters performing songs and telling stories. There will be photo opportunities and storybook treats. Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center – 2nd Floor

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RSO Blog: Chamber Orchestra Concert

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Welcome to our second series of Chamber Orchestra concerts, as we return to Westminster Presbyterian Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. We have a very practical reason for using these venues for these concerts: we need organs! Two works on

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RSO Blog: RSYO Side-by-Side Auditions

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By Margo Stedman Each year Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra Students have the opportunity to audition to play side-by-side the RSO professional musicians on our Annual Youth concert. This past Saturday, February 13, auditions were held for this year’s Youth Concert

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RSO Blog: RSO Artists in the Spotlight

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In a way, every RSO concert is an opportunity for our principal players to shine. Some works, of course, are more strenuous than others, and merit that well-deserved solo bow at the end. But they all fall short of the

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