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Music Director Announces Retirement

October 16, 2019 – Because of your support over the years I wanted the announcement of my retirement from the RSO to come to you directly from me.  The 2020/21 season will be my 30th year as RSO Music Director, and

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Where Are the Women Composers?

Where Are the Women Composers? In its 85 years of existence, the Rockford Symphony has performed well over 2,000 compositions (including repeated works). Twelve of them were written by women. That’s less than 0.6%. Shameful? Chauvinistic? Discriminatory? Maybe, but also

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RSO en Español

Bienvenidos ¡Les invitamos a la Orquesta Sinfónica de Rockford! La RSO fue fundada en 1934 y actualmente estamos en nuestra temporada número 81. Nuestro director de Orquesta Steve Larsen se incorporó a la RSO en 1991 y este año celebra

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RSO Wish List

      The RSO is looking for the following items to be donated in good condition: Bookshelves Filing cabinets Office supplies Plastic storage bins CD racks Office chairs (6-8 matching) White board Mirror (for rehearsal rooms) Safe If you

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Imperial Cities Trip

Imperial Cities Tour featuring Prague, Vienna, and Budapest July 31 – August 10, 2017 Travel with RSO Music Director Steven Larsen to some of Europe’s most musically significant cities. Make your reservation by the early bird deadline of February 1,

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Music Director’s Message: Classics 6, April 29, 2017

Music Director’s Message: Classics 6, April 29, 2017 Richard Strauss knew in 1949 that he was writing his final work. He was 85, his health was failing, his spirit had been crushed by the horrors of the Second World War.

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Online Auction Open for Bidding!

The Golden Ball Online Auction is now open. We are auctioning off an incredible assortment of fun and unique items and experiences to raise money for the RSO. Bidding takes place online through your computer or mobile device – whichever is most

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The RSO is hiring!

The RSO is hiring! The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is seeking a part-time Administrative Coordinator. This is an hourly, part-time position, reporting to the Executive Director. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Answer and direct incoming calls Assist customers in purchasing concert tickets Enter all

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Help Preserve the Coronado by Using an RSO Cup!

  Theater Safe cups can be purchased on concert night, with your beverage, at the concession stands inside the Coronado PAC.

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