Rockford Symphony offers Music That Goes ‘Bump’ in the Night Oct. 25

Staff Report

Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) opens the 2014/15 Rockford Health System Pops Series with Music That Goes “Bump” in the Night. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St.

Concert-goers will enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween music — spooky, scary, and just plain fun! The spine-tingling program contains music from the video game World of Warcraft, movies including Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Psycho, plus “The Poltergeist Polka,” “Thriller,” “The Exorcism of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” and some surprises. Costumes are encouraged.

Tickets for this concert are available online at www.rockfordsymphony.com or by calling the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Box Office at (815) 965-0049. Ticket prices range from $22 to $60. Student tickets are $7.

Guests are invited to a Post-Concert Halloween Party after the Pops performance where they will enjoy a spooky signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and live entertainment in the New Lobby of the Coronado Theatre. Cost for the party is $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger.

The RSO is beginning its 80th year of offering vibrant music experiences that enlighten, educate and entertain. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Steven Larsen, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra is a leading arts organization in the Rockford region and the third largest symphony orchestra in the state of Illinois. The RSO is composed of 65 professional musicians who perform 15 performances this year — including classics, pops, concerts for youth and ballet — for an estimated annual audience of 20,000. The RSO was named the 2007 Orchestra of the Year for Illinois.

From the Oct. 22-28, 2014, issue

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