News Stories

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…Read more ›

2018 Independence Day Spectacular

Rockford Symphony Orchestra Kicks off Summer Series with Independence Day Spectacular at RVC Starlight Theatre  Rockford, IL – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra will begin the Summer Concert Series at Starlight Theatre at Rock Valley College with the RSO’s annual ComEd…Read more ›

Instrument Drive

Instrument Drive Saturday, May 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm Kresge Hall, Riverfront Museum Park 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 Do you have old instruments sitting around your house wishing they were being played? Consider donating them to the RSO…Read more ›

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…Read more ›

Rockford Symphony Orchestra Makes Historic Return to Sinnissippi Music Shell

The Rockford Symphony will return to perform on the stage of the Sinnissippi Music Shell for the first time since 1967. Presented in partnership with the Rockford Park District, and through the generosity of Bergstrom, this historic return of the…Read more ›

Area Organizations Partner to Launch Student Drumline Program, Rockford Rhythm!

Rockford, IL. The Rockford Symphony Orchestra along with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to announce Rockford Rhythm, an exciting new music program in the Rockford region for students ages 12­16. Presented in partnership with the Phantom…Read more ›

Rockford Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016/17 Season

Published 03/01/2016 Rockford, IL – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra announced its 2016-17 season at a press conference on Tuesday, March 1 at Giovanni’s on Bell School Road in Rockford. "It's a very exciting season,” said RSO Music Director and Conductor…Read more ›

Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s Steven Larsen Named Illinois Conductor of the Year

Published 4/05/2016 Rockford, IL. The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Music Director Steven Larsen was named 2016 Conductor of the Year in the professional orchestra category by the Illinois Council of Orchestras during its annual awards for excellence…Read more ›

Press Releases

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