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2016-17 Season Ticket Brochure!
July 2016
Celebrating Our 85th Anniversary
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:

Special Event: "Music for a Summer Evening - Celebrating Our 85th"

     Please join us for an evening of music, elegant hors d'oeuvres and beverages, followed by exceptional desserts on Saturday, August 6 at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, 33 E Four Mile Road. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
     Warm summer air mingles with music from talented Symphony musicians, with the gorgeous and serene backdrop of the Wingspread landscape. Relax to the keynote performance of Jack and Jill Jazz. Enjoy a guided tour of Wingspread and bid on silent and voice auction items.

     All-inclusive tickets to this special event are $75 per person. Reserved table seating is available at $125 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets click here or call the RSO office at 262-636-9285. 
2016-17 Season Schedule

Special Event - "Music for a Summer Evening - Celebrating our 85th"
Saturday, August 6, 2016
5:00 to 8:30 pm
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread,
33 E Four Mile Road

Summer Pops Concert
Friday, August 26, 2016
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

Masterworks Concert
Sunday, October 9, 2016
3:00 pm
Frances Bedford Concert Hall
UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road

Holiday Pops Concert
Friday, December 9, 2016
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

Masterworks Concert - Season Finale
Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:30 pm
Frances Bedford Concert Hall
UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road

Free Community Concerts

Young Artists' Competition - Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of West Racine, Woodman's Markets and Racine Founders Rotary Club Foundation
Sunday, February 12, 2017
1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave

Concert for Fifth Grade Students - Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:15 and 10:45 am
Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31 
Patron Drive
    Our Annual Patron Drive is in full swing. You can still make a big difference with your financial support of the RSO.
    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.

Musician Bio
Erwin E. Lackner 
Get you know your Racine Symphony Orchestra musicians! We recently asked our musicians to share a little bit about themselves and are thrilled to share their responses with you:

Principal Horn

How long have you performed with the RSO? 
1961-64 and 1985-Present

When did you first start playing your instrument? 
5th Grade

What is your favorite piece to play? 
Hindemith "Symphonic Metamorphasis"

What motivates you to keep playing? 
The love of making beautiful music with a great orchestra (RSO).
What advice do you have for young musicians and those just starting to learn an instrument? 
Learn the art of smart, daily practice and purse your dreams!!! Love "singing through your horn every day and strive to be the very best you can!!! Play with musical passion!!!
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!

  -John Barry Stutt, S.C.
-Johnson Home Furnishings
-Hansen Interiors
-First Call Heating and Cooling
-Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet
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) 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.
Support the RSO with Amazon Smile
      Shopping for everyday items on Amazon? With just one step, the  purchases you make can support the RSO. It's easy to set up and free to use. Just click here to specify the Racine Symphony Orchestra as your charity of choice.
     Click here to learn more about the Amazon Smile program.
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