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Event Details

RSO: The French Connection

  • April 13, 2024 - 7:30pm
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Coronado Performing Arts Center

Bonjour! Be swept away on a musical journey with a French twist that will take you to different parts of the world, starting with Claude Debussy's symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Argentinian composer Piazzolla, also referred to as “The King of Tango”, was the first composer to infuse tango into classical music. Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak in South America, and the title was given to the concerto by the publisher, as a tribute to the magnitude of the work. It is full of some of the most exotic and heart wrenching melodies, combined with intoxicating rhythms. Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite in ten movements for piano, each describing a different painting. It is so descriptive in nature, and very colorful, especially because it was orchestrated by the master of orchestration, Maurice Ravel.


Hector Del Curto, bandoneon

Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Piazzolla, Aconcagua: Concierto para Bandoneon
Mussorgsky, Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition)

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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