Midway Theater

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/23/1921

Case # 8000 1422  Historic Preservation Commission (City)

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/23/1981

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/15/1987

 

 

Opened Aug.3, 1918, originally home to a theater, 4 storefronts, 20 apartments and a basement. A fire nearly destroyed the building in 1980 after restoration it was home to the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, 16,000 square feet of office space and TV studio. The Palmquist family sold the theater in 2000 to a land trust company. Andy Palmquist and his family regained control of the building in 2007. Violinist Itzhak Perlman, Cheap Trick performed on stage. The Senator Obama spoke there in 2005. Bankruptcy judge cleared way for theater sale for $160,000 to the Midway Center Gateway Foundation. Sonny DeLuca, Frank Amato and William Howard created foundation in July to buy and renovate theater Initial fundraising goal in $500,000, but DeLuca said theater has sustained $3 million in water damage over the years. 1 year later, a local businessman launched an ambitious $8 million plan in 2008 to buy and restore building, court documents say Palmquist has a $200,000 balance on building’s mortgage with Commercial Mortgage & Finance building has $55,000 in tax liens plus various unpaid bills. About $11,000 in delinquent 2005 property taxed were purchased by Z Financial LLC, Chicago. Financial filed a motion in bankruptcy court to pursue claim against Palmquist.

Source: Rockford Register Star 11/27/2009

 

 

 

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

above, Arthur Fiedler Conducts Rockford Symphony Orchestra Sept 1977

Source: from “Rockford Through Our Eyes,” page 109

Steven Larsen, Director entering 16th season, Fall 2006 hired in 1991 to rebuild RSO native of Chicago graduate of Northwestern.

RSO inncorporated in 1943

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Fall 2006, page 31

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/12/2010

 

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/19/2010

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/24/2010

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/5/2010

Source: Rock River Times March 9-15,2011

Source: Rockford Register Star 3/1/2013

Source: Rock River Times   Sept 19 – 15, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Arthur Fiedler

above, Arthur Fiedler Conducts Rockford Symphony Orchestra Sept 1977

Source: from “Rockford Through Our Eyes,” R 977.331 R682 2010 p. 109

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Steven Larsen

Steven Larsen hired in 1991 to rebuild RSO native of Chicago graduate of Northwestern

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine Fall 2006 p 31

Jeffrey Biegel

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/12/2010

Jeffrey Biegel

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/12/2010

Rockford Symphony Orchestra 2

Halloween Pops

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/24/2010

Belioit Janesville Symphony

Rockford Register Star 12/5/2010

RSO Star

Source: Rock River Times March 9-15, 2011

RSO Star

Source: Rock River Times March 9-15, 2011

Rockford Symphony Orchestra Salute to Big Bands

Source: Ad above for “Salute to the Big Bands” from Rockford Register Star 3/1/2013

Rockford Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 season

Source: Rock River Times   Sept 19 – 15, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

RSO - nwq

80th Anniversary Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Steven Larsen, Music Director

711 No. Main St.

http://rockfordsymphony.com

2014-2015 season includes: Bella Hristova, Jeffrey Biegel, Mendelssohn Chorale, Amy Conn, Byron Stripling and Ji and numerous concerts featuring the RSO.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Annual Buyer’s and Healthcare Guide, 2014, p 30