Music for a New Year: Bach, Berlioz and Beethoven
Saturday, MARCH 5, 2022 7:00 pm
Bell Recital Hall, Ford complex, Berry College – NEW LOCATION
What better way to celebrate the dawn of a new year than with time-honored orchestral favorites like Bach, Berlioz, and Beethoven? The full orchestra will be joined by world-renowned Brazilian flautist, and Universal Music Group artist, James Strauss to present these masterful works by Bach and Berlioz, and Beethoven’s 8th symphony.
The 21-22 is the 100th anniversary season of the Rome Symphony Orchestra, and for the first time in our 100-year history, the RSO will create a commercially available recording. This concert performance will be recorded LIVE (and audience participation is an important part of live music performance!) so don’t miss your chance to be part of the history of the Rome Symphony Orchestra.
Give My Regards to Broadway: Favorites from The Great White Way
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
The Rome City Auditorium
Broadway lovers will not want to miss a full evening dedicated to the magic of musical theatre. Give My Regards to Broadway: Favorites from The Great White Way will feature tenor Alan Naylor (returning after a standout performance during our 20-21 season). A veteran Broadway performer, Naylor is returning to Rome to perform with the full symphony; presenting theatre favorites in the way they were meant to be performed – with a full orchestra and under the bright lights of a beautiful theater.
Give My Regards to Broadway will feature songs from the nearly 100-year history of the American theatre songbook. A fitting complement to the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s historic 100th anniversary season, bring the whole family for an evening of musical theater magic.
Aaron Copland: America’s Composer
Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
“The Cove” at Darlington School * (venue subject to change)
Every country boasts a respected classical composer as one of their own. Austria has Mozart. France has Debussy. Germany has Bach. The United States? We have Copland. Aaron Copland’s music is one of the true musical hallmarks of “America,” juxtaposing classicism and modernism in a way only a true genius could. During Aaron Copland: America’s Composer, audience members will get to hear that genius up close – in the RSO’s most intimate performance venue – “The Cove” of Darlington School.
Featuring Copland classics such as Hoedown and Old American Songs, our traditional season-ending outdoor concert will pay tribute to the master of American music (and several of his contemporaries!) in a beautiful outdoor setting. Audience members are encouraged to come early (doors open at 6 p.m.) with snacks and beverages of their choice. Eat, drink, listen to great music, and enjoy this celebration of Americana at its finest!