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Event Details

RSO: Beethoven's Fifth

  • November 18, 2023 - 7:30pm
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Coronado Performing Arts Center

Join us for an evening that explores resilience through music and the message of hope. The concert opens with the lush and inspiring “Coplandish” overture Anthem of Hope, written during the pandemic by Emmy Award winning composer Anthony DiLorenzo. Cellist Efe Baltacigil joins the RSO to perform Turkish composer Fazil Say's Never Give Up, a piece written in response to terror attacks which occurred in Turkey, but ending with a hopeful and peaceful message. The concert closes with the most iconic work in classical music, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, a piece that symbolizes hope perhaps more than any in the repertoire.


Efe Baltacigil, cello

DiLorenzo, Anthem of Hope
Say, Never Give Up, concerto for cello & orchestra, Op. 73
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Single tickets on sale July 10. Subscriptions on sale now.

Ticket Prices

Single tickets range from $26-$66

$15 tickets for students 19 and up with a valid student ID

$10 tickets for youth 18 and under

Student and youth tickets are not available online. They can only be purchased in person or over the phone by calling 815.965.0049.

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.

Certain event promoters may independently make additional requirements which could include, without limitation, mandatory facemask requirements at all times. We will advise primary ticket purchasers for each event of the health and safety protocols ultimately applicable to such event when determined, which shall, as applicable, be informed by CDC, State, City, event promoter, and/or sport governing body COVID-19 health and safety guidance and protocols. In addition to this, government mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change and changes in protocol are not grounds for a refund. Therefore, we encourage guests to check our website and official ticketing pages on prior to purchasing tickets and leading up to event day. Guests may also email or call our box office with questions regarding specific event policies at and 815-968-5222.

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Rockford, IL 61101-0476

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