Masterworks Season Finale Livestream – Program Notes

Posted on: April 7th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (1977) – Arvo Pärt (1935 – ) Although there is no compositional school that follows him and he does not teach, Arvo Pärt’s impact on the music of today is profound. His life story is a reflection of the power of creativity to negotiate boundaries. Born in Paide, Estonia, […]

We want to hear from you!

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

It’s time for our annual patron survey!  Please take just a few minutes of your time to complete the survey and share your thoughts regarding the RSO.  We take your feedback very seriously. If you have friends or family who are not RSO patrons, please pass along our Community Survey.  The shareable link is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LJK37YR

Masterworks Season Finale Livestream

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Join us for the conclusion of our virtual season on Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 pm for our Livestream Masterworks Season Finale. The performance includes Cantum in Memorium Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. The featured soloist is 2021 Young Artists’ Competition winner Nolan Boerner performing Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 […]

Keep the music alive

Posted on: March 22nd, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

The future is bright for the RSO. This past year has been perhaps the most unusual in our 89-year history, but you rose to the challenge and helped us continue to serve our community.  We are proud to have brought joy into your lives through the power of music with our virtual performances. YOU made […]

PreConcert Cocktail Hour!

Posted on: March 15th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Spring is the season of new beginnings.  Our “Four Seasons with the RSO” moves with the remaining season – “SPRING” – premiering as a live release Friday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. Join us for a PreConcert Cocktail Hour with DIY cocktail  from  Carriage House Liquor Co.  Each kit, designed for two people, includes mixings […]

A bright future with the RSO

Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

We are looking towards the future. After a challenging year, there is finally good news on the horizon. Here at the RSO, we are hard at work planning our 2021-22 season and are counting the days until you are once again in the concert hall.  As much as we take joy in these concerts, we […]

Spring Forward!

Posted on: March 8th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Ah, Spring in Wisconsin.  It’s never the temperate and colorful season of our dreams, is it? But “Spring” with the RSO is different! With the change in season, and hopefully temperature, our “Four Seasons with the RSO” moves forward.  The remaining season – “SPRING” – premieres Friday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. In addition to […]

Winter Masterworks Recording

Posted on: March 1st, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Our Winter Masterworks Livestream was a HUGE success!  THANK YOU to all who “attended”. Congratulations to our RSO musicians, John Komasa, and 2020 Artist-in-Residence Joshua Zajac for their beautiful performances. Did you miss the performance?  NO WORRIES!  It’s now available on our YouTube Channel.  Performance information and program notes also available.  And don’t forget the […]

Winter Masterworks Concert Livestream – Program Notes

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 (1861) – Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) Allegro non troppo Poco adagio Scherzo: Poco allegro Finale: Allegro Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1833, Johannes Brahms is considered not only a master of the symphonic and sonata style, but also, the reframer of the traditions of Haydn, […]

Introducing Nolan Boerner

Posted on: February 15th, 2021 by Racine Symphony Orchestra No Comments

We are thrilled to congratulate our 2021 Young Artists’ Competition Winner, Nolan Boerner! Nolan Boerner is a Sophomore at the Prairie School and has been playing cello since he was 7 years old. He began taking cello lessons with Martha Veto and has continued to study cello, piano and music theory under her tutelage in addition to […]