Rockford, IL – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra will honor RPD Officer Jaimie Cox, during the performance of “Mendelssohn and Brahms” this Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.
“We feel strongly that music is a source for healing in our community and a meaningful way to honor Officer Cox with the music of Mendelssohn, and the Brahms Requiem scheduled for this weekend’s performance.” said Michele McAffee, Marketing Director for the RSO. Under the direction of Maestro Steven Larson, Mendelssohn’s beautiful Symphony No. 5 (Reformation) is featured with its recognizable melody, based on Martin Luther’s chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) in the final movement. A German Requiem described by Brahms himself as a “requiem for humanity,” will be performed with over 80 members of the Mendelssohn Choral directed by Martha Bein is alive with imagery and lush choral sounds. A German Requiem, it appears, has become an anthem for our time with grand social reverberations.
The RSO will also be extending invitations to all area law enforcement officials who would like to attend the concert honoring Officer Cox at no cost through the RSO Share-A-Seat program.
Tickets to the concert are $25-$65 and available at BMO/Coronado box offices or by calling the RSO at 815-965-0049 or online at www.rockfordsymphony.com. Student tickets (25 and under with I.D.) are $9 and are available by phone or at the box office.