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,” is heavy with imagery and lush choral sounds.
Directions: Coronado Performing Arts Center - 314 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): west 6.5 miles on Business 20 to N. Main (2nd street after crossing Rock River). Turn right (north) on N. Main 2.5 blocks. From I-39: west on Bypass US 20 to IL 2 (S. Main): North on IL 2 to downtown. Turn left on US 20 Business (Jefferson St.) one block to N. Main; turn right on N. Main 0.5 blocks. Event parking in ramp across from theater and in nearby lots.