Yaniv Attar, music director of Rockford Symphony Orchestra, at the orchestra’s home, the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. .

In Tuesday’s (9/5) WREX (Rockford, Illinois), Kelsey Emery writes, “Orchestra attendees are in for a treat this year! This Saturday, September 9, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 90th Anniversary Season. For the first time in nearly 30 years, a new music director will take the stage to conduct the RSO. Yaniv Attar will make his debut as the RSO’s maestro on Saturday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center…. ‘I think if an orchestra exists for that long, it shows what an amazing community there is here to be able to sustain an orchestra … I just feel so proud and honored and humbled to be part of the RSO family,’ states Attar…. Attar is the music director of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham, Washington, and artistic partner with Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma, Washington…. ‘If you’ve been to the [Rockford] orchestra before, you know how great they are,’ Attar says. ‘I’m hoping to bring lots of new energy and diversify the repertoire. [We have] an amazing orchestra right here in Rockford. Don’t need to drive to Chicago or anywhere else.’… This special 90th Anniversary season includes a total of 15 concerts.”