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RSO: Love of Homeland ::

RSO: Love of Homeland Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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RSO: Love of Homeland
Saturday, April 26
Tickets start at $24.75

Dvorák             My Homeland
Smetana     Vltava (The Moldau)
Dohnányi     American Rhapsody
Prokofiev     Alexander Nevsky
                Mendelssohn Chorale

    Love your country.  Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.

        — Giuseppe Mazzini


Antonìn Dvorák’s deep affection for his native Bohemia led him to write the tone poem My Homeland. His inspiration was Bed?ich Smetana, who had created a sense of Czech national pride through works like the six tone poems in Má Vlast (My Country). Of those six, the most familiar is his vivid depiction of the Vltava River, (Moldau), from its twin spring sources in the Bohemian Forest to its majestic flow through the city of Prague. Ernst von Dohnányi, though Hungarian by birth, celebrated his adopted home in the U.S.A. by writing his rousing American Rhapsody. But for sheer drama and color, it’s hard to match Serge Prokofiev’s electrifying score for the 1938 movie Alexander Nevsky. Conceived to boost the morale of Soviet Russians worried about the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany, the film tells the story of Prince Alexander’s dramatic victory in 1240 over an invading army of Teutonic knights, saving the city of Novgorod and the Russian people.

Celtic Woman ::

Celtic Woman Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Celtic Woman Celebrates #1 World Music Album EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS
Eighth Album Debut at #1 on World Chart
 
75 City North American Concert Tour Underway

 March 17, 2014 - Celtic Woman's EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS has just debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts, marking their 8th record to debut at the #1 spot and continues to hold the #1 slot for two consecutive weeks. The group's nine CDs and eight DVDs have become multi-platinum best-sellers, making Celtic Woman the only all-female group to achieve multi-Platinum success in the classical crossover/world music genres over the past decade.

Watch Celtic Woman's recent TODAY Show performance showcasing a medley of songs from the new album HERE.

Celtic Woman is currently on its North American Emerald concert tour with nearly 90 performances in 75 cities bringing the audience to their feet every night with standing ovations. Tune-in to your local PBS TV station to watch the Emerald: Musical Gems PBS special and pledge support during the March drive!

Watch the stunning trailer for Celtic Woman's Emerald Tour HERE.

The Emerald: Musical Gems CD/DVD (Manhattan Records), spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorites including the enchanting “Caladonia” and the ever-haunting “Danny Boy”. Also featured are new interpretations of Celtic Woman’s inspiring performances of the beloved “Amazing Grace” and “You Raise Me Up”.  Check out a live video for “Mo Ghile Mear” here!

Named Celtic Woman in order to represent the essence of a Celtic female performer, the group’s 2014 tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women – vocalists Susan McFadden, Lynn Hilary and newest member Mairéad Carlin along with Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.  The lineup of performers has rotated since the group began, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has never changed.  

The companion DVD, EMERALD: Musical Gems - Live in Concert, was filmed on the doorstep of the University of Notre Dame where it dazzled the family-friendly audience with sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with the talents of a group of world-class musicians. Joining the women on stage are The Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and two championship Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes, former music director for Irish stage show Riverdance

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RCCA: Moscow Festival Ballet, Sleeping Beauty ::

RCCA: Moscow Festival Ballet, Sleeping Beauty Date: Sunday May 04, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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RCCA: Moscow Festival Ballet, Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 P.M.
Ticket start at $40

performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless “Sleeping Beauty”

“This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.”
– Las Vegas Review-Journal

West Side Story ::

West Side Story Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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West Side Story
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 P.M.
Tickets start at $29.50

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." As the Associated Press says, "WEST SIDE STORY remains Broadway's best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout."

Lewis Black ::

Lewis Black Date: Sunday May 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, LincolnCenter, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC. 

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.  He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

LEWIS BLACK came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996.  Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.  In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance."  LEWIS BLACK won his second Grammy Award for his album "Stark Raving Black."  Lewis has published three bestselling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). 

BB King ::

BB King Date: Friday May 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King.  Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal", and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time".

Bill Maher ::

Bill Maher Date: Saturday June 07, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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For the last seventeen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eight years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-six Emmy nominations.  In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 7th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?  Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden” and most recently, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.”

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.  Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as his most recent, the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” – have been nominated for Emmy awards. 

Maher will be performing at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on June 7. Tickets will be available Friday at 10:00 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com. You can also purchase tickets for Bill Maher at the Coronado Box Office or by calling 815-968-0595.  For more information, please visit coronadopac.org.

 

Kantorei 50th Anniversary Concert ::

Kantorei 50th Anniversary Concert Date: Friday June 13, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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One of Rockford's musical treasures is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! Join Kantorei-The Singing Boys of Rockford, the Alumni Chorus, and special guest artists for a delightful evening of music performed by our community's "Singing Ambassadors." It will also be the farewell concert for Joel Ross, Music Director, who will be retiring from the organization after 26 years of service.
 
Since 1964, Kantorei has provided boys and young men age 6-18 an outstanding musical education as well as enriching opportunities for personal growth. Noted for performances sung with discipline, maturity, and sensitivity, the choir interprets music spanning many centuries incorporating myriad styles, cultures, and languages. Kantorei has been privileged to share the concert stage with over 70 prominent boychoirs and children’s choirs from around the globe. The choir has been internationally acclaimed during performance tours of Scandinavia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, New Zealand, and Brazil. In the U.S., the boys have sung in venues as diverse as the White House, Holocaust Museum, Grand Canyon National Park, Walt Disney World, and the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Matt Maher ::

Matt Maher Date: Tuesday June 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Matt Maher will be performing at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM. His latest offering, All The People Said Amen, showcases Maher’s storied career thus far. The songs read more like chapters in his auto-biography than a typical album track listing. Produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Mat Kearney) and Maher, the album breaks the barriers a studio can provide and allows fans to see Maher as not only the gifted songwriter they have come to cherish but also a fervent worship leader and skilled teacher. Maher’s theology is as solid as his songwriting, his heart as pure as his melodies.


Maher’s musical journey has only just begun, and All the People Said Amen is a milestone, depicting where he’s been and the direction he’s headed. For tickets to Maher’s show, visit Ticketmaster.com, the Coronado box office, or by phone at 815-968-2722. Tickets are now available at $25.00 and $15.00. His Come Awake Tour will benefit the St. Bridget Parish.

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