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RSO: Ellis Island: Dream of America

  • March 8, 2025 - 7:30pm
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Coronado Performing Arts Center


Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

Marquez, Conga del Fuego
Azmeh, Suite for Improvisor and Orchestra
Boyer, Ellis Island: Dream of America

Rockford has a long history of welcoming immigrants, and the heritage shared by these newcomers continues to create Rockford’s own unique culture. Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island combines cinematic music with excerpts from diaries of Americans who immigrated through Ellis Island. Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, a contemporary immigrant, joins the concert as both composer and soloist of his Suite for Improvisor and Orchestra. The overture Conga del Fuego highlights our region’s Latino population.

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the State of Illinois, the BMO Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center will no longer require mask wearing for fans of any age for admittance to events, effective immediately. Guests who are more comfortable wearing a mask are encouraged to do so.

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Rockford, IL 61101-0476

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