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On the cusp of our 86th season and 30th Summer Pops Season, we are thrilled to announce information on our upcoming season full of concerts.

This season we are again holding our Summer Pops and Holiday Pops concerts at Festival Hall and our October Masterworks Concert at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Bedford Concert Hall. Notably, our April Masterworks Concert will be held a venue new to us: the Siena Center Chapel.

As before, all general admission tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Tables of eight and 10 are available for each Pops concert for $250 and $325, respectively; individual table seats are $32.50 each. As always, students 20 and under receive free general admission to all of our concerts.

“Cartoons in Classical Music” — Summer Pops, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Friday, June 16, at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St.

“Life is a Cabaret” — Summer Pops, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Friday, Aug. 25, at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St.

“Piano Classics” — Fall Masterworks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Frances Bedford Concert Hall at UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Somers.

Holiday Pops — Friday, December 8, 2017 – 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Friday, Dec. 8, at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St.

Season Finale — Spring Masterworks Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie St.

Music education programs

We are again pleased to offer seven music education programs to the greater Racine community. Combined, these programs offer interactive learning experiences to “students” of all ages.

Programs include the Artist-in-Residence, Young Artists’ Competition, PreConcert Conversations, High School Choral Invitational, Concerts for Fifth Grade Students, Middle School Mentorship Program and Side-by-Side Youth Invitational. Aside from a small entry fee associated with the Young Artists’ Competition, all of these programs are offered free of charge.

Thank you to every person, company and organization whose support makes our concerts and education programs possible. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information on our concerts and educational programs, and to purchase tickets, visit or call the RSO office at 262-636-9285.

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