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Felix Mendelssohn and his Octet for Strings

Posted on: November 30th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (1825) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Felix Mendelssohn greets this life surrounded by culture, with wealthy parents who not only support the Berlin arts, but also bring artists home for dinners and concerts in their living room. Among others, young Felix hobnobbed with Rossini and Goethe […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the RSO

Posted on: November 25th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Wishing you and yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! In this season of gratitude, we are most grateful for YOU. The generosity and support you have shown warms our hearts and ensures our future. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hears.

Introducing 2020 Artist-in-Residence Joshua Zajac

Posted on: November 9th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

The Racine Symphony is thrilled to announce 2020 Artist-In-Residence Joshua Zajac. An experienced performer and educator from the Chicago area, Josh brings a fresh perspective to his residency with the Racine Symphony. His performing experience includes performing “Don Quixote” with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a year-long project with the internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, […]

Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

The holidays will soon be upon us followed by a long Wisconsin winter. What better way to prepare than to stock up on wines from Uncorkt, especially when they’re donating part of the proceeds to Racine Symphony Orchestra! Join us for our Holiday Happy Hour Virtual Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 21 from 6:00 – […]

Music is Essential

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

2020.  Who knew? We never imagined a time without live performances. Welcoming you into our concert hall is one of our greatest joys and we greatly miss seeing you in person. However, the RSO is still making music.  As you can see from our YouTube Channel, we have been busy creating new content for the […]

Who was Grażyna Bacewicz?

Posted on: October 20th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Program notes written by Pat Badger Quartet for 4 Violins (1949) – Grazyna Bacewicz (1909 – 1969) I Allegretto – Allegro giocoso II Andante tranquillo III Molto Allegro Grazyna Bacewicz was born early in 1909 in Lodz, Poland. Like Mendelssohn and Mozart, her family figures prominently in the cultivation of her talents. Her father begins […]

Noc Muzyki (Music Night) with the Racine Symphony!

Posted on: October 12th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Join us for a celebration of Polish Cultural Heritage with our our live release party with our performance of Grazyna Bacewicz Quartet for Four Violins featuring Maestro Pasquale Laurino, Alexander Mandl, Darlene Rivest, and Claudette Kolosowski. This “dinner and a show” event begins Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 pm on our YouTube Channel with a […]

New RSO performances available soon!

Posted on: October 6th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

During a normal concert season we would be hard at work preparing for our Fall Masterworks Concert.  This preparation would be coupled with the anticipation of seeing and welcoming our beloved audience into the concert hall. While we cannot yet return to live performances, we are hard at work on exciting projects to provide music […]

RSO Annual Report – 2019-2020

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Highlights from our 2019-20 Season 2019-2020 Annual Report PDF We began our 2019-20 season with a celebration of “Our American Family,” including selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs featuring baritone Nathan Wessolowski. As Immigrants are an important part of our nation’s tapestry, we invited four RSO musicians, including Personnel Manager Anna Kojovic, to share […]

A letter from Pasquale

Posted on: August 17th, 2020 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Dear Friends, The calamity of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected us all. The devastating toll that this virus has caused in human life, economic hardship and social disruption is incalculable. The performing arts, which has so often been a cathartic balm for a troubled world has been silenced by the health concerns for both […]