After 30 years, Rockford Symphony Orchestra director to retire


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — After 30 years, Rockford Symphony Orchestra music director Steve Larsen has announced his retirement.

Larsen will step down at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Larsen was hired in 1991 and helped move the RSO from the Midway Theatre to the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

A search committee has been formed to find a new orchestra director. Final candidates will be featured as guest conductors.

The selection of a new music director is expected by June 2022.


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