2015-16 Patron Drive
In late 2015 we kicked-off our annual Patron Drive. To those who have already donated - THANK YOU!
If you have not yet donated, there is still time! Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all new donations and increases in established donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $42,500!
Please, donate today by visiting our website, calling the RSO office at 262-636-9285 or mailing your donation to:
Racine Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 1874
Racine, WI 53401
New giving options are available, including a directed donation to the Middle School Mentorship Program and instrumental chairs, as well as monthly giving plans. One of our six income streams, the Patron Drive helps to make our concerts and music education programs possible - most of these are offered free of charge.
Thank you for supporting the Racine Symphony Orchestra.
2016 Young Artists Competition
2015 YAC winner Alexander Zhu performing at the Competition.
Photo: Tammy Leverich
Know a talented young musician? Our annual Young Artists' Competition (YAC) is open to all instrumental music students in Racine and Kenosha counties and to current students of Orchestra musicians. The 2016 Competition will take place on Sunday, February 14, beginning at 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave.
Interested students MUST submit an application to participate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the application.
The top three finishers will receive scholarship cash: $800 for first place, $600 for second place and $400 for third place. The top finisher will entertain with an encore or his or her winning performance at our April 23, 2016 Masterworks Concert.
Scholarships for the Young Artists' Competition are made possible by a generous donation from Woodman's Markets.
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.
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) or at the RSO office.
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.
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2015-16 Concert Season
Symphony ~ Serenade ~ Stunning
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Frances Bedford Concert Hall
UW Parkside, 900 Wood Road
"Rising Stars" - Masterworks Concert - Season Finale
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave
Free Community Concerts
Young Artists' Competition - Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of West Racine, Woodman's Markets and the Racine Founders Rotary Club Foundation
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Avenue
Concert for Fifth Grade Students - Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
"Compose Yourself!" by Jim Stephenson
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:15 and 10:45 am
Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31