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Rockford Wind Ensemble opens season Oct. 30
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Rockford Wind Ensemble will open its 2011-2012 season with “Music from the Heartland” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.
The concert will be at Rockford First Auditorium, 5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.
Rockford Wind Ensemble’s first concert of their 10th anniversary season contains a colorful assortment of literature with an Illinois connection. The dynamic, vibrant sounds of this collection promise to captivate the attention of audience members of all ages.
This afternoon performance features “Reagan of Illinois,” written by nationally-acclaimed composer Dr. David Holsinger, for the 100th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan’s birth.
Rockford Wind Ensemble will also perform the world premiere of “Scramble,” composed by Todd Stalter of Eureka, Ill.
Tickets — $15 for adults ($12 in advance), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $30 for season tickets (four concerts) — will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council, or by calling (815) 227-8550.