Turtle Creek: Performing Just for the Love of Music

t’s quite possible to look up and see your doctor performing with the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra. Learn how this orchestra got its start and find out what they are doing for local kids.

Music Academy in Rockford Celebrates 30 Years

Young musicians age preschool to adult attend the Music Academy in Rockford, traveling here from a 90-mile radius. Discover how this program helps students achieve their greatest musical and personal potential.

Smart Living Weekly – October 14, 2015

  RSO & Cirque Show Dazzles Right in Our Region: The Coronado Performing Arts Center hosts a multi-sensory experience unlike any other on Oct. 24, when the Cirque de la…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 4, 2015

  Spend Your Valentine’s Day with the RSO Right in Our Region: What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, than with an evening with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO)? Even…
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Moonlight Jazz Orchestra: Having Fun at 40

“Outrageous” is one way to describe this lively group of musicians, who’ve been sharing a unique jazz sound for 40 years. See how the group grew from a high school class into a professional gig.

Smart Living Weekly – October 29, 2014

  MJO: 40 Years & Still Having Fun Right in Our Region: In the Rockford area and beyond, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra is been synonymous with quality entertainment. On Nov. 8,…
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Beloit Janesville Symphony Marks Diamond Jubilee

What began as a group of talented amateurs is today a fully professional orchestra, engaged with its community and focused on the future. Learn how its conductor — just the third in its history — is planning a gala season.

Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this winter.

NWQ Asks: What’s the State of Your Art?

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES: In this extended online story, meet four dynamic musicians who bring our region so much fine music. Discover what drives their passion for music, and how their work is exciting young people.