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Behind the Mask – Letter from the Presenter

A Note from the Presenter March, 2019 Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has more titles and accolades than the Queen has hats! From one of only 15 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winners to a star on the Hollywood Walk of

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Music Director’s Message for February 16, 2019

Music Director’s Message for February 16, 2019 Ever since it was first performed in 1865, 37 years after the composer’s untimely death at the age of 31, Franz Schubert’s Symphony in B minor has inspired a question: Why didn’t Schubert

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Concert Cancellation Policy

Concert Cancellation Policy The January 19, 2019 concert is scheduled to go on as planned. For questions regarding when a concert may be cancelled, please see the RSO’s Concert Cancellation Policy below. I. CANCELLATION The RSO will endeavor to perform

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Music Director’s Message for January 19, 2019

Music Director’s Message for January 19, 2019 I didn’t have to think long about my New Year’s resolution: to stay out of hospitals. I am writing this letter on the day I was released from Van Matre Rehabilitation Hospital, where

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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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RSO Announces Holiday Pops Guest Conductor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Rockford Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Pops Guest Conductor Rockford, IL. RSO Music Director Steven Larsen was involved in an accident last week and, unfortunately, will be unable to conduct the Holiday Pops concerts this weekend.  Maestro Larsen has been hospitalized

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Guest Conductor Linc Smelser

Steve Larsen was hospitalized this week as a result of complications from an earlier procedure. While he has been released, he needs to rest for the next week or so.  As a result, we have asked Linc Smelser, RSYO conductor,

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RSYO is turning 50!

RSYO is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the 2018-2019 Season! Alums: we want to hear from you so we can update you on happenings and invite you to celebrate with us throughout the year! Click below to send us your

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Why Subscribe to the RSO Concert Season?

Why Subscribe to the RSO Concert Season? By purchasing season tickets in advance, you save up to 25% off individual ticket prices and enjoy every concert during the season from your very own seat at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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Music Director’s Message, May 19

Music Director’s Message, May 19, 2018 With the last of our children having just turned 21, it has been more than a few years since an impending release of the latest Disney animated feature caused excitement in our home. Still,

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