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Music Director’s Message: Holiday Pops 2017

Holiday Pops, December 16 & 17, 2017 Maybe you’ve heard this definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results. That’s obviously more of a witty quip than a clinical definition, but just for fun, let’s pretend it’s

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Music Director’s Message: Nov 11

Music Director’s Message, November 11, 2017 In the musical world, we don’t often celebrate 500th anniversaries. Our earliest repertory comes from the baroque era, which began in the late 1600s. Tonight’s program reaches back another century, to October 31 of

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Volunteer in the Schools!

Become an orchestra, band, or choir Grandpa or Grandma in a Rockford Public School classroom through this partnership program. Learn more!

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Music Director’s Message: Oct 28

Several months of preparation and study have prepared me to conduct tonight’s performance of The Wizard of Oz, and I now have a rather unfamiliar feeling: nervousness. Conducting doesn’t usually make me nervous. It might be because I don’t have

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Music Director’s Message, October 7, 2017

Welcome back, Dr. Salgado! You thrilled us two years ago with the breathtaking images accompanying Holst’s The Planets, and we look forward to tonight’s “Universe at an Exhibition”, as you seek to promote science through the inspiration of art and

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RSO Wish List

      The RSO is looking for the following items to be donated in good condition: Bookshelves Filing cabinets Office supplies Plastic storage bins CD racks Office chairs (6-8 matching) White board Mirror (for rehearsal rooms) Safe If you

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Imperial Cities Trip

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

“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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Give the Gift of Music!

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

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