80th Anniversary Gala

April 25, 2015 -

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra will host its Anniversary Gala, 80 Years - A Celestial Odyssey, on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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Mark your calendars for April 25 when the RSO along with our community of supporters celebrate the rich 80 year history of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. We hope you will join us as the evening begins at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center with cocktails, dinner and live entertainment, then continues under the stars of the Coronado Theatre with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert.

Music Director Steven Larsen will lead the orchestra in a performance of Holst’s The Planets, featuring visual accompaniment of stunning planetary images created by the renowned Adler Planetarium.

Following the performance, the evening’s celebration of RSO’s 80-year Odyssey will crescendo with an elaborate dessert presentation and champagne reception in the lobbies of the beautiful, historic Coronado.

Here are two additional ways to celebrate the RSO's 80th Anniversary:

Online Auction
Online Auction

Whether you're looking for a unique item for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support the RSO. Auction closes on April 25!

Progressive Cash Raffle
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Win 50% of all cash received. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Purchase $200 in tickets and receive your choice of three premiums. At each concert for the remainder of the season, one additional winner will be drawn for an $80 restaurant gift certificate. This winning ticket will go back into the drawing for the cash. The winner will be drawn at the 80th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2015.