Rockford Symphony Orchestra Independence Day Concert to feature RSO Star Winner Emily Rogers

By: From the RSO
By: From the RSO

ROCKFORD (RSO) -- Join the Rockford Symphony Orchestra for the annual ComEd Independence Day Spectacular on Sunday, July 3 at 8 pm at the beautiful Bengt Sjostrom (Starlight) Theatre at Rock Valley College.

The performance will feature patriotic music, fireworks, and guest artist Emily Rogers, winner of the RSO Star competition in March. This performance is graciously sponsored by ComEd.

Emily Rogers is an outstanding vocalist who won the RSO Star competition in March by a live audience vote.

She will perform a number of Broadway songs, including “Popular” from Wicked, and “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.

Rogers is a 2011 graduate of Boylan High School. She is also appearing this summer as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at Starlight Theatre.

The RSO will also perform patriotic favorites including the 1812 Overture and Armed Services Salute.

The evening will conclude with a glorious fireworks display. Tickets for the ComEd Independence Day Spectacular can be ordered through the Starlight Theatre box office at 815-921-2160. Price is $27 ($26 for students and seniors).

Prior to the concert, the RSO will host an All-American Barbeque on the grounds of the RVC campus beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the barbeque are $15 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased with concert tickets.

ComEd Independence Day Spectacular
Sunday, July 3, 2011
8:00 p.m. – Bengt Sjostrom (Starlight) Theatre
Featuring patriotic favorites, fireworks, and performance
Guest Artist: Emily Rogers, vocalist, RSO Star
Tickets are $27. Student and senior tickets are $26.
Call RVC Box Office at 815-921-2160 for tickets.

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