Single tickets for Rockford Symphony Orchestra performances in the 2002-2003 season are now on sale to the public. Weve had a very successful subscription campaign, said Scott Provancher, executive director of the RSO. Theres been a great demand for Madama Butterfly and Holiday Pops with Jodi Benson tickets in particular. We will continue to market Compose Your Own Series packages (patrons can choose any five RSO concerts in the season to create their own subscription series), but we wanted to make single tickets available now so everyone can be part of our 68th season.
Season Opening Gala Concert:
Madama Butterfly – Sept. 20 – Opera Illinois
Classics Concerts include:
The Sounds of Spain – Sept. 28 – Lee Chin, violin
German Requiem – Nov. 23 – Mendelssohn Chorale
Up Tempo – Jan. 25 – Antonio Pompa Baldi, piano
Mahlers Fifth – Feb. 22
Musical Postcards – March 15
From Russia With Love – May 10 – Lori Sims, piano
Pops Concerts include:
Hometown Pops – Oct. 26 – Andrea Bear, Carl Cole, Joel Ross, Dorothy Paige-Turner, Kantorei
Holiday Pops – Dec. 21 & 22 – Jodi Benson
PDQ Bach Pops – April 12 – Mendelssohn Chorale
Arabian Nights – Nov. 10 – Tales & Scales, actors/musicians
Tyrannosaurus Sue – April 27
All concerts are performed in the Coronado Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Rockford Symphony Box Office (711 N. Main St. in Riverfront Museum Park), at the Coronado Theatre Box Office (314 N. Main St.) or at the CentreEvents Box Office (300 Elm St.); over the phone at 965-0049 (RSO) and 968-5222 (CentreEvents); or online at www.rockfordsymphony.com.
Limited tickets to the RSOs Season Opening Gala, Madama Butterfly, are available for $5, $35, $25 and $20 for students 18 and under. Prices for all other Classics and Pops Concerts are $34, $26, $14 and $6 for students 18 and under. Kinderkonzert tickets are $6 apiece. For more information, please call the Rockford Symphony at 965-0049.