April 2018
In This Issue

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:

Season Finale - Masterworks Concert - April 22

Later this month we close out our 2017-18 Season with a phenomenal Concert at the Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie Street. The Concert begins at 3:00 pm. Special guest artists include our 2018 Young Artists' Competition winner, pianist Benjamin Nelson. Appropriately titled, "In Memorium, this Concert's reprotire is set to include Mozart's "Requiem" and Haydn's Symphony No. 26, "Lamentatione." Available for purchase at this concert will be commemorative objects that can be personalized. Click here to purchase tickets to this Concert. As always, students under 21 receive free admission.

2018-19 Season Dates

Mark your calendars - below are our concert and special event dates for the upcoming season. Concert tickets will be available online in late May and Spring Wine Tasting tickets will be available in late April. Watch your mail for our Season Ticket Brochure in late April.

Spring Wine Tasting - Season Kickoff Event
Friday, May 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Uncorkt, 240 Main Street

Summer Pops - Mad Hot Opera
Friday, June 22
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

Summer Gala - The Roaring Twenties
Saturday, July 21
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street

Summer Pops - Racine, Live!
Friday, August 24
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

Fall Masterworks Concert
Saturday, October 6
7:30 pm
Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie Street

Holiday Wine Tasting
Friday, November 16
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Uncorkt, 240 Main Street

Holiday Pops
Friday, December 7
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

Young Artists' Competition
February 2019 - Date and Location TBA

Concerts for Fifth Grade Students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:15 & 10:45 am
Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31
Spring Masterworks Concert
Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:30 pm
Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie Street
Annual Community Surveys

To everyone who took a few minutes to complete one of our community surveys. We are looking at the results and using them as we plan future concerts and programs.

Now Recruiting:
Board Members

Looking to "get involved" in your community? Please consider joining the RSO's Board of Directors. The time commitment involves monthly board meetings and some committee work. A music or arts background is absolutely not required - just a passion to make a difference! For more information on volunteering on our Board of Directors, email

Thank You to Our New and Ongoing Grantors
We are thrilled to announce support for our programs from the McKinney-Magerus Fund and the Josephine Farley and Howard M. Packard Memorial Fund within the Racine Community Foundation. The McKinney-Magerus Fund support will go toward our educational school concerts. The generous donation from the Farley and Packard Memorial Fund will support our concerts.
Thanks go out to the We Energies Foundation and Educators Credit Union for their continued financial support of our music education programs. Educators Credit Union is generously sponsoring our 2019 Concerts for Fifth Grade Students and a grant from the We Energies Foundation is supporting our music education programs in general.
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!

-Air Logic/Knapp Manufacturing, Inc.
-Lutheran High Thrift Shop
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