rockford illinois entertainment guide
Date: 10/17/2007
RSO Performs the Movie Music of John Williams
by Press Release
Music Director Steven Larsen and The Rockford Symphony Orchestra kick off the Rockford Health System Pops Series with a salute to the movie music of John Williams.  The concert will be at our new earlier start time of 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2007, at the Coronado Theatre.  This concert is graciously sponsored by Alpine Bank. 
The orchestra will perform pieces from such film favorites as Superman, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as the haunting music from Angela’s Ashes, and Schindler’s List.  Rockford Register Star movie critic Will Pfeifer will be on stage with the RSO to provide commentary about the films being featured. 
Tickets for this concert are available at or by calling the RSO Box Office at 815-965-0049. Ticket prices range from $17 to $48 ($19 - $50 on the day of the concert at the Coronado Box office).  New this year--ticket buyers can select exact seating when purchasing tickets on our website at
The RSO will also host a specially themed dinner the night of the concert held at 5 p.m. in the Coronado Theatre Rehearsal Room.  Dinner includes appetizers, entrée with wine, and dessert.  A cash bar will also be available.  Cost is $75 per person.  Reservations must be made by Friday, October 19.  Call 815.965.0049.
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 made up of 85 professional musicians who perform 17 concerts per year--including classics, pops, ballet, and opera--for an estimated annual audience of 30,000.  The RSO was named the 2007 Orchestra of the Year for Illinois.
In Brief:
Rockford Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
"The Movie Music of John Williams"
Saturday, October 27, 2007
7 p.m. - Coronado Theatre
Tickets are $17 - $48 in advance
Visit or call 815-965-0049
March from Superman
Theme from The Patriot
“Angela’s Prayer” from Angela’s Ashes
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, excerpts
 “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
“Prayer for Peace” from Munich
 “Suite” from Jaws
 “Remembrances” from Schindler’s List
Theme  from The Lost World: Jurassic Park
“Flying Theme” from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Contact Information
Rockford Symphony Orchestra
711 N. Main St.
Rockford , IL  61103
(815) 965-0049
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