Who: Students in grades 3-5

What: The Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Youth Concert

Where: Coronado Performing Arts Center

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10am
Concert is one hour in length. Doors open at 9:15am.

Cost: $5 per student. One free chaperone per 10 students, additional chaperones $5 each. Registration accepted immediately. Payment due March 25, 2019.


Link Up: The Orchestra Swings


“Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Though swing is characteristically associated with jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.

Questions? Contact Education and Community Engagement Director Margo Stedman at 815.972.2939 or

Access Curriculum and Practice Tracks from Carnegie Hall here

The Youth Concert Education Program is supported by
an endowment gift from Dick & Grace Leighton.

Additional Support for The Orchestra Swings Comes from:

The William M. Miller Charitable Trust

Farny R. Wurtlizter Foundation



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