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2016-17 Season Ticket Brochure!
June 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:

June Summer Pops Concert
     Join the celebration as we kick off our 85th Concert Season and 29th Pops Season on Friday, June 24! As this is a patriotic-themed concert we encourage attendees to wear red, white and blue attire. Expect to hear a fabulous mix of music including marches, salutes and military-themed tunes. Selections include Williams' Liberty Fanfare, Ward's America the Beautiful, Ringwald's Battle Hymn of the Republic and several Sousa-composed pieces. While the music plays, enjoy a montage of pictures of local veterans during their time of military service. 
     The concert begins at 7:00 pm at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street. Doors open at 5:30 pm. 
     General admission tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Reserved tables of 8 and 10 are available for $260 and $325, respectively. Individual table seats are available for $32.50 each. Students 20 and under receive free general admission. To purchase tickets call 262-636-9285 or click here.
2016-17 Season Schedule
Summer Pops Concert
Friday, June 24, 2016
7:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street

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.

College Musician Internship Opportunities
     Spread the word - the Racine Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for our College Summer Musician Internship Program! This internship is open to currently enrolled college students studying music or music education.
     To apply, prospective interns must record an unedited video of themselves performing solo, upload it to YouTube and email the link to Anna Kojovic, The video must be between three and eight minutes long.
     Selected applicants will perform at our Friday, June 24 and Friday, August 26 Summer Pops Concerts. All interns must attend rehearsals on both the Tuesday and Thursday preceding the concert(s) at which they will perform.
     For more information call the RSO office at 262-636-9285 or email Anna Kojovic at
Musician Bio
Kate Krueger 
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:
Photo: Kate Krueger

How long have you performed with the RSO? 
5 Years

When did you first start playing your instrument? 
4th Grade

What is your favorite piece to play? 
Mahler 5th Symphony

What motivates you to keep playing? 
It's exciting to be able to create art with a group of people who also love music 
What advice do you have for young musicians and those just starting to learn an instrument? 
Listen to lots of music and go to live performances if you can! 
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-Racine Art Museum
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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.
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      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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