Selected Community Events


Rockford Symphony Orchestra Rockford Health System Pops Series - "Salute to the Big Bands"

Mar 9, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Coronado Performing Arts Center
Tickets $22 - $60
Students tickets available for $7 at the RSO Box Office

The Big Band Era gave us more than a treasure trove of great "standards": it moved America closer to racial equality. Over several decades, the Big Bands gradually erased lines of racial segregation, as black and white musicians played together and white audiences became enthusiastic fans of black dance bands. Enjoy the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Eddie Duchin, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller and more.

Guest appearance from Emily Bear.

Graciously sponsored by John Morrissey Accountants and BMO Harris Bank
To purchase tickets, please visit or call the RSO Box Office at 815-965-0049