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April 2017

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The Racine Symphony Orchestra would like to thank the following sponsors:

This project has been supported by a grant from SC Johnson.

Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts."


The Racine Symphony Orchestra is a proud member of the following organizations:

Masterworks Concert - April 8
     Join us on Saturday, April 8 for our Season Finale Masterworks Concert. The Concert will begin at 7:30 pm at UW-Parkside's Frances Bedford Concert Hall.
     Special guest artist is Matthew Udry, winner of our 2017 Young Artists' Competition. Mr. Udry will perform Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor, mvt 1 alongside the Orchestra. Also on the evening's repertoire are Rossini's L'Italiana in Alegri Overture, Wieniawski's Legende and Haydn's Symphony #94 "Surprise."
     Tickets are available in advance for $23 and $25 at the door. Students 20 and under receive free admission. To purchase tickets or for more information click here or call the RSO office at 262-636-9285.

Giving Back! Please bring your gently used or out of date iPod or MP3 Player to recycle them for the Alzheimer music program.
2017-18 Season Concert Dates

Tickets will be available on our website in May.

"Cartoons in Classical Music" - Summer Pops 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm 
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

"Life is a Cabaret" - Summer Pops Concert
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

"Piano Classics" - Masterworks Concert
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Bedford Concert Hall
UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road

Holiday Pops Concert
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

"In Memoriam" - Masterworks Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie Street

Free Community Music Education Concerts

Young Artists' Competition
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave

Concert for Fifth Grade Students
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:15 & 10:45 am
Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31  
Successful Patron Drive
Thank you to every single person who donated during the second phase of our annual patron drive. Your generosity helped us to exceed our $10,000 goal on March 28
Please Support Our Advertisers
Each month we highlight businesses who advertise in our Season Program Book. Please support them and let them know that you heard about them through the Racine Symphony Orchestra!

-Artistic Piano Service
- Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
- D.W. Davies
- First Weber Group Realtors
- Master Appliance
MP3 Player Collection for Music Therapy Patients
      Did you know that music can reach patients afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias? Listening to familiar, emotion-evoking music can help reestablish connections between these patients and the world around them.

YouTube video demonstrating the ability of familiar music to reach those suffering from dementia.

     Racine Habitat for Humanity is collecting new and used MP3 players (including iPods) to benefit patients at St. Monica's Senior Citizens Home. Donations may be dropped of at Racine Habitat for Humanity's Restore Store, 2302 DeKoven Ave (Tuesday & Thursday 10-4, Saturday 9-4 or in the drop box after hours), at the RSO office or at our April 8 Masterworks Concert
     A receipt for tax purposes will be provided by Habitat for Humanity upon request. For more information on this program and how to help, please call (262) 898-2929.
Support the RSO with Amazon Smile
     Let your everyday online shopping support the RSO! This program costs you, the customer, absolutely nothing. Most items on Amazon are eligible including clothing, household goods and toys.
     All you must do is designate the RSO as your charity of choice by clicking here. It really is that simple!

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