Your support makes a difference!
Our supporters are as crucial to the RSO as the musicians on the stage. Annual Fund donors are our most reliable contributors, giving the RSO the confidence to program world-class guest artists and create meaningful outreach programs including the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra and our annual Youth Concert for fourth and fifth graders.
Because concert tickets cover less than 50% of the cost to produce a performance, financial contributions from friends like you bridge the gap, covering the expense for the administrative support and marketing that make concerts possible.
Whether you are a longtime donor, or are considering your first gift, your investment will help the RSO continue its mission to enlighten, education and entertain through symphonic music. Be assured that your gift, at any level, will directly support the quality performances you expect from the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
The RSO is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
2017/18 Season Donor Events
Coffee with the Maestro
January 16, 2018 | 9:30am-11:00am
Donors at the $200 level and above are invited to the RSO Offices to spend a morning having coffee with Maestro Steven Larsen. Get to know the Maestro better in this intimate setting. Drop in for a few minutes or spend the morning!
Coronado Backstage Tour
February 9, 2018 | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Donors at the $1,000 level and above are invited to this exclusive backstage tour of the Coronado with Maestro Steven Larsen. Happening before a rehearsal for our Classics 4: Beethoven concert, experience some of the bustle that goes on before a rehearsal, and get your photo taken with Maestro Larsen. All guests are welcome to stay for rehearsal. This event is by invitation only.
Season Preview Event
March 6, 2018 | 5:30pm-7:00pm
Donors at the $1,500 level and above are invited to Josef’s for an exclusive season unveiling with Maestro Steven Larsen. Hear what’s planned for the 2018/19 Season before the information is made public, and pick up your subscription renewal packet. This event is by invitation only.
April 5, 2018 | 7:30pm-10:00pm
Donors at the $500 level and above are invited to this exclusive open rehearsal with a special address from Maestro Steven Larsen at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in preparation for the RSO’s Classics 5: Brahms Violin Concert concert. This event is by invitation only.
Coffee with the Maestro
May 18, 2018 | 9:30am-11:00am
Donors at the $200 level and above are invited to the RSO Offices to spend a morning having coffee with Maestro Steven Larsen. Get to know the Maestro better in this intimate setting. Drop in for a few minutes or spend the whole morning!
Dates and times are subject to change. For more information call 815.965.0049
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.