Symphony to begin 70th season

kso franco pomponi

Franco Pomponi

The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra will open its 70th season on at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., Kenosha.

This concert will feature world-renowned opera stars Frano Pomponi and his wife, Christine Arand.

Baritone Franco created a sensation in Paris as Pentheus in the opra The Bassarids at the Chalet Theatre.  Since then, he has continued his success across the globe, singing in various roles in numerous operas.

Christine Arand

Christine Arand

Christine received a scholarship to Northwestern University where she earned degrees in both music and painting. She was given a Fellowship to the Juilliard Opera Center, which started out her career. She has been described as “an up and coming diva” by the New York Times.

Together they will perform favorite Opera duets and arias of Italian composers such as Rossini, Puccini, Berdi and other popular Neapolitan songs.

Tickets are $30 for adults; $25 for seniors. There will be an exclusive post concert reception with Conductor Miriam Burns and soloists. The $50 cost includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Children are free with a paid adult.

Four concert season tickets are $105 for adults; $90 for seniors.

For more information, go to, or call 262-654-9080.


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