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Rockford Symphony Orchestra to perform live for first time since March

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Rockford Symphony Orchestra will be performing live this weekend for the first time since the pandemic began.

The RSO will perform three one-hour concerts at the Sinnissippi Music Shell on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 13 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets for the benefit performances are $45 each and advance purchase is required.

“Creativity always seems to find a way and today that is demonstrated by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s inspired upcoming outdoor concerts at Sinnissippi. The RSO has a long record of bringing the community together and inspiring us through their musical excellence. Kudos to the symphony staff for creating a way for our residents and visitors to safely gather and for inspiring us all, especially during these challenging times,” said John Groh, President/CEO , Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The RSO has worked with Winnebago County Health Department officials and the Rockford Park District to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Socially-distanced seating with a 200-person capacity at each performance will be in place and masks will be required for the duration of the one-hour concerts.

The RSO is planning two more socially distanced concerts this fall, a classics at the end of October, and a Pops in December.

Tickets for the performances are on sale now. They can be purchased on the RSO website at rockfordsymphony.com, or by phone, 815-965-0049.

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