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2016-17 Season Ticket Brochure!
May 2016
Symphony ~ Serenade ~ Stunning
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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:

85th Anniversary Celebration
Did you know that our upcoming 2016-17 Season will be our 85th? We hope that you enjoy all of the special commemorations and festivities that we have planned throughout the Season.  Watch for special articles in local publications, "throwback" social media posts and more!
Please join us as we usher in the 29th fantastic season of Summer Pops and the 85th Season of your Racine Symphony Orchestra!
2016-17 Season Schedule 
(Website and Ticket Links for Each Concert Will Be Available in June)

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.

RSO 85th Anniversary Celebration Poster Design Contest
As part of our 85th Anniversary celebration, the RSO Board has established a poster design contest to commemborate this occasion. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entrants must be in 1st through 8th grade at a school in the Racine County area. All entries are due by May 20, 2016.
Click here for the complete rules and entry instructions.
Musician Bio
Curt Hubmann
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: Curt Hubmann

Horn in F (French Horn)
How long have you performed with the RSO? 
This will be my 42nd season with the RSO (started in October 1974).
When did you first start playing your instrument? 
I first started playing horn in 5 th grade at Goodland School. I remember the RSO 5 th grade concert at Park High School and played in that concert in 1975. I started private lessons with Ed Spengler (1 st horn for the RSO at the time) in 1973. 
What is your favorite piece to play? 
I have many favorites like the Mozart Horn concertos or the Organ Symphony of Saint-Saens (Symphony No. 3) but the top one is the 9 th Symphony of Dvorak.
What advice do you have for young musicians and those just starting to learn an instrument?
The first thing to remember as a beginning player is that like anything worthwhile, it takes time and practice. Secondly, enjoy what you are doing, find the type of music you like and pursue it.
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!

-Sturino Funeral Home
-Corner House
-Artistic Piano Service
-Maresh, Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
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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