RSO Star auditions open to the public during ArtScene
From press release
The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for its “RSO Star: Who Will It Be?” competition from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, during ArtScene at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. in Rockford.
Casual observers are welcome to watch the auditions for a small fee of $5 per person. The auditions will include solo and group acts of vocalists and instrumentalists who are competing to perform with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra at the March 12, 2011, Pops Concert. RSO Star is graciously sponsored by Nadi Creative Branding Group.
At Saturday’s auditions, RSO Music Director Steven Larsen and two celebrity judges will choose semi-finalists from contestants throughout the stateline area. These semi-finalists will be announced at the RSO Pops performance, “The Rat Pack, A Symphonic Celebration” on Saturday, Oct. 9. Video clips of the semi-finalists’ auditions will be posted for a public vote on the RSO’s website through Dec. 31. Six finalists will be announced Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Classics Series Concert at the Coronado. These finalists will take center stage with the RSO to perform live at the final Pops concert of the season in March. That nigh, the audience will vote to determine who will become the RSO Star. The winner will be featured performer(s) with the orchestra during the RSO’s Independence Day Spectacular in July 2011 and receive a $1,000 cash prize.
For more about the RSO Star competition, visit rockfordsymphony.com or call (815) 965-0049.
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