Rockford Symphony Orchestra partners with Anderson Japanese Gardens

Published 6/25/2015

Rockford, IL – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is launching their family friendly series this summer in partnership with Anderson Japanese Gardens called SYMPHONY SATURDAYS.  This fun and educational program will introduce the four instrument families of the orchestra to children in an up-close and personal presentation by professional musicians of the RSO.

Symphony Saturdays is a four-part series of music experiences to engage young children in learning about the four instrument families of an orchestra. Children and their parents attending the four, hour-long sessions will learn about the orchestra, engage with professional musicians, and hear live music in an intimate setting at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Symphony Saturdays will have performances by RSO ensembles representing the String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion families, and a hands-on activity reinforcing the information and music will follow each performance. By engaging, children will become more knowledgeable about and interested in symphonic music and musical instruments.

Remaining Symphony Saturday dates for summer of 2015:

  • Wonderful Woodwinds - July 11
  • Spectacular Strings - August 8
  • Powerful Percussion - September 12

10:00 - 11:00a, 318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford

All four sessions are part of the Anderson Japanese Gardens summer youth program. For tickets visit

$10/student plus garden admission for the accompanying guardian, per each session

For more information, please call Anderson Japanese Gardens at 815-229-939