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Music Director’s Message

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!

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

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

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

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

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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RSO Blog: Chamber Orchestra Concert

Welcome to our first venue experiment! This is the first of two concerts this season in which we leave the familiar (and very lovely) environment of the Coronado Theater and bring the RSO to other sites in Rockford.  There are

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RSO Blog: Holiday Pops!

If you’re reading this, you already know that I write a letter introducing every RSO concert. This will be my twenty-fourth epistle written in anticipation of the Holiday Pops concert and, to be very frank, this gets harder every year! Not

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Golden Ball

Please join us for a brand new, spectacular event: The Rockford Symphony Orchestra Golden Ball Enjoy an elegant and fun evening on the stage of the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center, featuring a seated dinner with exceptional cuisine, dancing under the stars

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RSO Blog: Nutcracker

For 123 years, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has entertained Christmastime audiences, and today is an important part of every American ballet company’s season. The Nutcracker didn’t reach America until 1940, when the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo performed an abridged version.

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