RSO Music Director Steven Larsen introduces the audience to background information on composers and musical selections in a lecture at 6:30 pm, one-hour prior to the Classics Concert performances. The lecture is free to all ticket holders.
Program notes written for each concert complete the background information on pieces performed by the orchestra for Classics Series concerts.
RSO Lunchtime Series
SoundBites, sponsored by the RSO’s Allegro League, has become a tradition for many RSO concert goers. Join Music Director Steven Larsen for informal and enlightening discussions with the guest artists appearing with the RSO on Classics Series concerts.
SoundBites is held at:
Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club
5151 Guilford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
SoundBites talks are free and begin at noon on each Friday before the Classics performances. The conversations last approximately 60 minutes. Participants have the option to order lunch from the club menu (cash or check only please.)
RSVPs are recommended by calling 815-965-0049.
SoundBites dates and Special Guests for the 2013/14 season:
September 20, 2013 – Kathy Pyeatt, soprano
November 8, 2013 – Jessie Parker, piano
January 10, 2014 – Lee Chin, violin
January 31, 2014 – TBA
March 7, 2014 –Gerard Sunberg, baritone, Mike Beert, cello, and Ben Weber, viola
April 25, 2014 – TBA