Rockford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Steven Larsen will be unable to conduct the orchestra's Holiday Pops concerts this weekend.
Larsen was injured in an accident last week and is recuperating in a hospital. Elgin Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Stephen Squires will lead the programs at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in his place.
The RSO says Larsen is expected to make a full recovery, but could not say when he would be able to return to the podium.
Larsen is a three-time Illinois Conductor of the Year. The 2018-2019 season is his 28th as Music Director of the RSO.