Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

The Illinois Council of Orchestras has named Rockford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Steven Larsen its 2016 Conductor of the Year in the professional orchestra category, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra Professional Orchestra of the Year for 2016.

Larsen also received the award in 1999 and 2006.  The ESO had previously won in its category in 1988, 1999 and 2005.  

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The Rockford Symphony Orchestra announced the lineup for its next season Tuesday.  The RSO’s executive director is Julie Thomas.  She’s excited about a special concert, and a special guest performer, added to the 2016-2017 season.

The Annual Night Out with Northern Public Radio

Jan 7, 2016

Join friends of Northern Public Radio February 13 for a “Night Out with Northern Public Radio.”

The evening begins at Abreo in Rockford and features a cocktail hour and a four-course dining experience. After dinner, this Valentine’s Day Weekend “Night Out” continues at the Coronado Theater where the Rockford Symphony Orchestra will feature its own musicians for a special “Artists in the Spotlight” concert.

A preview of the 2015-2016 Rockford Symphony Orchestra season with WNIU's Eric Hradecky and RSO music director Steve Larsen. An original WNIU Northern Public Radio production.

"Encore" on WNIU is sponsored in part by 1st Step Chiropractic and the Illinois Arts Council.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

 The Rockford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 Classics Concert season this Saturday evening at the Coronado Theater in downtown Rockford.