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Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center

406 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103

Theater

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC), the oldest continuously operated music organization of its kind in the country, has been a staple of the Rockford cultural and arts scene since 1884.

MPAC offers several distinct concert series. Curated to represent a wide variety of the finest classical music performances, the Mainstage Series features inspiring classical musicians performing as soloists and in small ensembles. Established in 1972 and now a division of Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, the Charlotte’s Web Series brings a wide variety of world and folk music to the Mendelssohn Hall stage. The Music on Main Series features regionally acclaimed classical artists performing in a casual after-work setting. The Jazz at Starr Center Series celebrates the wealth of talented jazz musicians in the Rockford area.

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