Rockford Symphony heads to the park for first performances since March

Posted on: September 15, 2020

“The Rockford Symphony Orchestra returns and plays its first concert since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Sinnissippi Music Shell” in Rockford, Illinois on September 12 and 13, reports Brandon Geese on Sunday (9/13) at WIFR TV (Rockford, IL). “With half of its normal crew, the orchestra plays its first musical set in months to a socially distant crowd, but many say it’s worth it to safely soak in the sounds of the symphony. ‘We’ve had people messaging us that “I’ve been in a dark place but I just want you to know that the performance last night lifted me up and that you matter, you really matter,” ’ says Marketing Director for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Michele McAfee…. ‘I love the music, I love the musicians, I love the performance, the whole vibe,’ says Rockford Symphony fan Arnold Rosen. ‘To go cold turkey and to remain deficient in that regard for so long is painful …’ Says Principal Cellist Mike Beert, ‘Just playing out in front of our friends is a real joy.’… The Rockford Symphony Orchestra does not have another scheduled performance in 2020, but you can see them at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, January 16, 2021.”