Steven Larsen RSO's Larsen Named Conductor Of The Year, Re-Ups Through 2020; Elgin Named Orchestra Of The Year By Guy Stephens • Apr 6, 2016 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. A Conversation With Rockford Symphony Orchestra Director Steven Larsen By Eric Hradecky • Sep 18, 2014 Susan Stephens / WNIJ The Rockford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 Classics Concert season this Saturday evening at the Coronado Theater in downtown Rockford. Rockford Symphony Orchestra Season Preview By Eric Hradecky • Sep 17, 2014 Susan Stephens / WNIJ What's on tap for Rockford Symphony Orchestra fans this season? Hear all about it AND and hear a lot of great music during this edition of Free Range Radio.