Rockford Symphony Orchestra brings Cirque de la Symphonie to Rockford

Published 10/12/2015

 Rockford, IL Rockford Symphony Orchestra Pops Season begins with an exciting production that includes the athletic prowess of amazing acrobats, aerial flyers, dancers, and jugglers beautifully choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music performed by the RSO.

Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall stage. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere.

Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world.

“Cirque de la Symphonie returned to Verizon Hall in front of and often flying over the musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra with their troupe of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns and contortionists.”

The selections featuring swooping, vertiginous, vaulting, dervishes and muscled orchestrals that engage the daredevil feats of the Cirque's unique performers, exemplars of new circus arts. The troupe is performing with many symphony orchestras and for classical purists it might seem gimmicky, but this show is musically compelling, on top of being a lot of fun.”

-Lew Whittington, The Huffington Post, January 6,

Concert goers can enhance their experience by attending the pre-show cocktail party held in the rehearsal hall of the Coronado.  Performers will be on hand to mingle with guests to give them a behind the scenes experience.  Cocktails and heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served.  The cost is $45 per person.  Reservations for the cocktail party can be made by calling the RSO Box Office at 815-965-0049 by October 19.

Tickets for the performance are available online at or by calling the RSO box office at 815-965-0049.  Tickets start at $27, $7 for students 25 and under with valid I.D.

The Cirque de la Symphonie concert is generously sponsored by V2 Marketing and Communications and is part of the 2015·16 Rockford Health Systems Pops Series.