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Maestro Steven Larsen’s 20 th Anniversary Season Carmina Burana Holiday Pops! New World Symphony The Rat Pack An American in Paris Dvorˇák Cello Concerto Mozart Symphony No. 40

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Classics Series Opening Night with Jeffrey Biegel

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September 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Smetana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overture to The Bartered Bride Chopin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, op. 22 Jeffrey Biegel, piano Emerson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piano Concerto; Jeffrey Biegel, piano Brahms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 1 Rockford favorite Jeffrey Biegel returns to celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Chopin and to introduce a concerto, new to the repertoire, by Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Brahms labored for more than ten years to produce his triumphant first symphony, which earned the nickname “Beethoven’s 10th” and remains one of the most beloved symphonies of audiences today.

Carmina Burana November 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Giovanni Ferrauto, Guest Conductor Gershwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An American in Paris Orff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmina Burana; Mendelssohn Chorale In the largest presentation of the season, the RSO is joined by more than 100 adult and children’s voices for the explosive and distinctive Carmina Burana. Carl Orff’s epic work is one of the most popular of all choral music. George Gershwin captures the sights and sounds of Paris as experienced by an American traveling to the city for the first time.

Dvorˇ ák & Wagner January 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Corigliano . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gazebo Dances Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suite from Act III of Die Meistersinger Dvorˇák . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cello Concerto; Dmitry Kouzov, cello The first concert of 2011 warms up the Coronado with Gazebo Dances by the composer of The Red Violin and Wagner’s salutation to German art and culture, the comedic Die Meistersinger. Russian cellist Dmitry Kouzov performs the stunning Dvorˇák cello concerto, described by Maestro Larsen as “the greatest cello concerto ever written.”

Beethoven's 2 nd Symphony

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February 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Prokofiev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classical Symphony Mozart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, KV 191 Karl Rzasa, bassoon Beethoven . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 2 in D minor, op. 36 The RSO’s own Karl Rzasa performs Mozart’s joyous bassoon concerto. The 2nd Symphony, from Beethoven’s “Early period,” is an energetic work born in a period of intense strife in the composer’s life. Prokofiev’s 20th Century “Classical” symphony pays homage to Mozart and Haydn.

Baroque & Beyond

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March 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Vivaldi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concerto for Violin, Two Oboes, Two Horns, Strings, and Continuo Bolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suite for Jazz Trio and Chamber Orchestra Mozart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550 From the chamber music of the Baroque period to 20th Century jazz, this intimate evening of music will feature some of the RSO’s finest musicians. Mozart’s brilliant Symphony No. 40 is one of the final symphonies completed before the composer’s untimely death.

Music of the New World April 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Glazunov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleridge-Taylor . . . . . . . . Dvorˇák . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Triumphal March National Parks Suite Overture to Hiawatha Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 (From the New World)

Musical impressions of the New World invoke images of our history, landscape, and the immigrant experience. Dvorˇák’s famed “New World” symphony sought to create a new American musical style, but also revealed the love for the homeland he left behind. www.rockfordsymphony.com | 815.965.0049


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Pops Series

The Rat Pack, A Symphonic Celebration

Holiday Pops: The Many Moods of Christmas

October 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

December 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. December 19, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

The glamour and sizzle of “the Rat Pack” light up the stage of the Coronado Theatre! Three Broadway stars will whisk you away with classic songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin including, “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Chicago,” “New York, New York,” and “That’s Amore.”

Celebrate the season with Rockford’s most anticipated Holiday tradition. The Mendelssohn Chorale returns for this annual outpouring of seasonal music and holiday cheer. Join in with a singalong of carols and holiday tunes!

RSO Star: Who Will It Be? March 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. In the fall, Steven Larsen and celebrity judges will host auditions to choose talented finalists from the Stateline area. These contestants take center stage with the RSO to perform live at the final Pops concert of the season. That night, the audience will determine who will become the RSO Star. Graciously sponsored by:

Photo Credit: John F. Elbers II

Additional Performances Halloween Pops with the Coronado Performing Arts Center October 30, 7:30 p.m. Back by popular demand! The RSO and the Coronado Performing Arts Center partner to present an evening of spooky symphonic sounds. Tickets start at just $15.

The Nutcracker Ballet with the Rockford Dance Company November 27, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. New Child Rate: $12 for 12 & Under* The magical tale of the Nutcracker comes to life on the stage of the Coronado in this annual holiday tradition. *Selected Seating Areas

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Exclusive Subscriber Benefits Significant Savings

50% Discounts up to 20% off single ticket prices are built into each subscription package. Plus, subscribers never pay a handling charge on extra tickets ordered throughout the season.

Easy Payment Plan – NEW BENEFIT! Pay half now to secure your seats for the season. Contact the RSO Patron Services Coordinator at 815-965-0049 to make arrangements. (Credit card required.)

First Class Customer Service Call us with any questions or concerns - we are here for YOU! We are happy to work with you to find the seats that fit your needs, and will reissue your tickets at no charge if misplaced.

Priority Seating Enjoy the entire RSO season from your very own seats at the Coronado Theatre. Renewing subscribers may keep their same seats from the previous season by maintaining or increasing their subscription package.

Restaurant Benefits With your season tickets, you will receive discounts at area restaurants just for subscribers.

Advance Ticket Ordering Subscribers can purchase tickets first for special events! There’s more to come this season, and all events will have exclusive subscriber pre-sales. Plus, purchase additional tickets to Classics and Pops concerts for friends and family before they go on sale to the general public during our special Subscriber Courtesy Days.

Ticket Exchange/Donation In the event you cannot attend a performance, make a quick and easy pre-concert exchange or tax-deductible donation of your tickets to the RSO.

For more information, visit our website at www.rockfordsymphony.com or call 815.965.0049 All programs, artists, and prices subject to change. Photo Credit: Gaddini Photography


2010/11 Subscription Order Form Subscriber Information

Exclusive New Subscriber pricing listed below.

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Notes to Staff □ I need handicapped**-accessible seating

**For patrons with walkers and other special needs

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Front Orchestra

Lower Balcony

Rear Orchestra

Upper Balcony

Includes all 6 Classics, 3 Pops Concerts

$273

$273

$219

$219

Holiday Pops (select one): □ Sat. 7:30 pm □ Sun 3 pm

$421

$421

$334

$334

Classics Package

$180

$180

$144

$144

Includes all 6 Classics Concerts

$290

$290

$230

$230

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Side Orchestra

Student

$168

$99*

$115

$66*

$60

$33*

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Grand Package

Pops Package Includes all 3 Pops Concerts

$93

$93

$75

$75

Holiday Pops (select one): □ Sat. 7:30 pm □ Sun 3 pm

$157

$157

$125

$125

Front Orchestra

Lower Balcony

Rear Orchestra

Upper Balcony

$150

$150

$123

$123

$250

$250

$150

$150

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RSO Subscription Guide 2010/11  

A complete listing of the concert offerings of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra's 2010/11 season.

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