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Grand Package

Save up to 25% off Single Ticket prices!

Includes all 6 Classics & 4 Pops Concerts

Choose your Holiday Pops (evening or matinee)

Package prices range from $215 - $515

Jurassic Park Movie with Orchestra
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM

Classics 1 – Romeo & Juliet
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
Paul Ben-Haim, Fanfare to Israel
Tippett, Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1
David Syme, piano
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Classics 2 – Old War Poems
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Cunningham, Old War Poems (world premiere)
John Borling, Maj. Gen. USAF (ret.), narrator
Haydn, Mass in Time of War
Mendelssohn Chorale, Martha Bein, Director

Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM

Classics 3 – Bach & Haydn
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Purcell, March for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Lully, Marche pour les Cérémonies de Turcs
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Scott Metlicka, flute; Michèle Lekas, violin; Jayne Latva, harpsichord
Haydn, Symphony No. 103 in E flat major (“Drumroll”)

Classics 4 – Schubert Revisited
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
Beethoven, King Stephen Overture, Op. 117
Golijov, She Was Here
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor
(completed version by Brian Newbould)

Behind the Mask and More – Broadway’s Iconic Hits
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:30 PM

Classics 5 – Brahms & Mendelssohn
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (“Italian”)

Classics 6 – Tchaikovsky & Bartók
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Op. 35
SooBeen Lee, violin
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

Cirque de la Symphonie
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

Classics Package

Save up to 20% off Single Ticket prices!

Includes all 6 Classics Concerts

Package prices range from $132 - $324

Classics 1 – Romeo & Juliet
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
Paul Ben-Haim, Fanfare to Israel
Tippett, Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1
David Syme, piano
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Classics 2 – Old War Poems
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Cunningham, Old War Poems (world premiere)
John Borling, Maj. Gen. USAF (ret.), narrator
Haydn, Mass in the Time of War
Mendelssohn Chorale, Martha Bein, Director

Classics 3 – Bach & Haydn
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Purcell, March for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Lully, Marche pour les Cérémonies de Turcs
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
—Scott Metlicka, flute; Michèle Lekas, violin; Jayne Latva, harpsichord
Haydn, Symphony No. 103 in E flat major (“Drumroll”)

Classics 4 – Schubert Revisited
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
Beethoven, King Stephen Overture, Op. 117
Golijov, She Was Here
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor
(completed version by Brian Newbould)

Classics 5 – Brahms & Mendelssohn
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (“Italian”)

Classics 6 – Tchaikovsky & Bartók
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Op. 35
SooBeen Lee, violin
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

Pops Package

Save up to 10% off Single Ticket prices!

Includes all 4 Pops Concerts

Choose your Holiday Pops (evening or matinee)

Package prices range from $102 - $238

Jurassic Park Movie with Orchestra
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM
Join us for the most highly anticipated show of the season—Holiday Pops! Lift your spirits with seasonal songs and traditional carols performed by the RSO and special guests.

Behind the Mask and More- Broadway’s Iconic Hits
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:30 PM

Broadway’s most iconic hits like Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Wicked, Jersey Boys and more!

Cirque de la Symphonie
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique production designed to bring the magic of cirque acrobatics to the concert hall. Through the elegant choreography of cirque performances to classical masterpieces and other orchestrated contemporary music, cirque artistry will excite audiences of all ages.

Compose Your Own Package

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Choose the concerts that fit with your schedule.

Compose your own season by selecting  3, 5, or 7 concerts.

 

3 Concert Package prices range from $118 – $190.

5 Concert Package prices range from $180 – $294.

7 Concert Package prices range from $234 – $386.

“RSO at Starlight” Summer Concert Series

ComEd Independence Day Spectacular
Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 8:00 PM
Patriotic pops concert with fireworks – an annual favorite!

RSO and the Stars of Starlight
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 8:00 PM
An evening of showtunes featuring the leading performers of this summer’s Starlight Theatre season.

Farkle and the Wolf!
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 3:00 PM
Family-friendly concert cleverly exploring the instruments of the orchestra told through John Lithgow’s The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf.

*Student packages are not available for purchase online. For more information, or to purchase, call the RSO Box Office at 815.965.0049.

Summer Series Student Package $24, Individual Concerts $10

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