RSO shares evening of Ferrante, Teicher

Join the Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Music Director Steven Larsen for a nostalgic evening under the stars as they perform your favorite light classics, movie themes, and Broadway tunes at 8 p.m., Aug. 6.

The RSO will be performing at the Bengt Sjostrom (Starlight) Theatre at Rock Valley College and will be joined by special guests Susan Teicher and Martha Thomas, performing Ferrante and Teicher’s original arrangements.

Susan Teicher, daughter of Louis Teicher, began performing the arrangements created by the 1960’s famed duo with Martha Thomas about three years ago.

Louis Teicher said: “Art and I are thrilled that my daughter, Susan, and Martha Thomas are resurrecting our arrangements for two pianos and orchestra. They are both fabulous musicians and do a wonderful job of carrying on the tradition.”

The first half of the concert, the RSO will perform well-known pops favorites including a Star Wars Medley, a tribute to Henry Mancini, and a medley of TV show theme songs. Teicher and Thomas will then perform tunes from Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and other favorites. Tickets can be ordered through the Starlight Theatre box office at 815-921-2160. Price is $20.

Concert-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the RVC campus before the concert. Boxed meals from Heavenly Ham can be purchased when you place your ticket order. Reservations must be made in advance for the dinner, and are available for $12. All proceeds from the picnic will benefit RSO Educational Outreach programs. The meals will be available under the tent at 6:30 p.m.

From the July 20-26, 2005, issue

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