RSO’s Holiday Pops set for Dec. 20-21 at Coronado

Staff Report

Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will present Holiday Pops at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., downtown Rockford.

Tickets are $22 to $60; student tickets are $7. Tickets are available at www.rockfordsymphony.com or by calling the RSO Box Office at (815) 965-0049.

The RSO will be joined by the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale in offering the best music of the holiday season, from popular to traditional and sentimental to serious. Highlights will include the “Polar Express Concert Suite,” “A Holiday Hoedown” and “Christmas Festival Overture.” The audience will also be invited to join the RSO in a Christmas sing-along.

As an added holiday celebration opportunity, RSO will be hosting a prelude dinner preceding Saturday night’s performance at 6 p.m. and a holiday brunch Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Coronado. Cost is $50 for dinner and $35 for brunch for adults with reduced prices for children younger than 12. Combination concert and dinner/brunch ticket packages are available at a discount, and reservations are required through the RSO Box Office or online.

From the Dec. 17-23, 2014, issue

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