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TODAY AND SATURDAY:
Mamma Mia! Don't Miss the Music of ABBA ... ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT!

ABBA - The Music 

Just days after ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we’ll have our own tribute to the enduringly popular band. You’ll have the time of your life listening to "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and more! We’re a few seats away from a sell-out for both Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday, March 19 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 20 at 8:00 pm, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Tickets start at $30. Call 454-2100, or use this link to buy tickets online


COMING IN APRIL:
RPO Plays WXXI’s #1 Most Popular Work with James Gaffigan Conducting

Beethoven’s Seventh

In December, WXXI listeners voted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 as the most popular work in their "Classical 35 for 35." Be there when brilliant young American guest conductor James Gaffigan returns to lead the RPO in this Beethoven masterpiece, as well as Debussy’s evocative Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. And Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein—winner of the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award—joins us for Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, nicknamed "The Age of Anxiety."

April 8 at 7:30 pm & April 10 at 8:00 pm, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Tickets start at $20. Call 454-2100, or use this link to buy tickets online


Family Concert Introduces Children to the Art of Musical Composition

Mr. Smith’s Composition

In the next orKIDStra Series concert, Mr. Smith's Composition will take you on a hilarious and educational journey into the mind of Mr. Smith as he composes. You’ll hear him consider whether to write a waltz or a march, a fast piece or a slow one, and along the way introduce children to different instruments and different styles of music. The audience even gets to choose the final ending!

Michael Butterman leads the RPO in this fun, interactive program, with Jay Stetzer narrating. The concert also includes music by Bizet and the RPO’s own Wesley Nance.

Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm at Performance Hall at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Avenue.

Tickets are $10 for children, $15 for adults. Call 454-2100, or use this link to buy tickets online


COMING SOON:
Pianist Misha Dichter Plays Rachmaninoff; South Pacific In Concert

Misha Dichter Plays Rachmaninoff

Beloved pianist Misha Dichter joins Christopher Seaman and the RPO for three concerts featuring Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. On April 15 & 17, he performs a Philharmonics Series concert that also includes music by Corigliano, Schubert, and Elgar. Then on Sunday, April 18, he will be Christopher’s guest for the new Symphony 201 concert, exploring the fascinating concept of theme and variations.

South Pacific in concert
Kodak Hall will heat up April 23 & 24 when Jeff Tyzik leads the RPO in a full-length concert version of the hit Broadway musical South Pacific. We'll have some guest vocalists with us to sing "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," and more!

Use this link for more information about these and other upcoming concerts.


New RPO Notecards Feature ADDY Award-Winning Images

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The RPO is now offering a set of eight different notecards – complete with ADDY Award-winning illustrations gracing their covers! Each card displays an instrument and a wonderful tag line inspired by our performances. Inside, the cards are blank so that you can compose your own message.

Congratulations to Jay Advertising and Associate Creative Director Joseph Mayernik who were recognized this past weekend by the Rochester Advertising Federation for illustrations that are "clever, clean, and well-designed." You may recognize the artwork – since they have been used on Bravo program covers all season long.
 
The set of notecards costs $12 (including tax) and is available online, at the RPO Box Office, and at RPO concerts in Kodak Hall. Click here for more information.


Donate Items for Foodlink and Receive a Voucher for RPO Tickets

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For the second year in a row, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is joining the League of American Orchestras and Feeding America in "Orchestras Feeding America," a national initiative to collect food for those in need. The RPO will be working with Rochester's Foodlink to collect and distribute food items throughout the community.

Between now and April 10, anyone dropping off 10 non-perishable food items to the RPO Box Office (108 East Avenue) will be given a voucher for a pair of free tickets to a select RPO concert. Click here for a list of the most-needed food items. (Please, no glass jars or bottles.) Use this link for more information


The RPO's Social Media Links

You can keep up with upcoming events at the RPO in a number of different ways.

Visit the RPO blog, "The RPO and a Cup of Joe," for behind-the-scenes stories and photos.

Become an RPO fan on facebook_bw.gif. Click here.

And follow us on twitter_bw.gifat www.twitter.com/SuperRPO


Looking Ahead

April 15 & 17: Misha Dichter Plays Rachmaninoff (Philharmonics Series) - Christopher Seaman, conductor; Misha Dichter, piano

April 18: Theme and Variations Featuring Misha Dichter (Symphony 201) - Christopher Seaman, conductor; Misha Dichter, piano

April 23 & 24: South Pacific In Concert (Pops Series) - Jeff Tyzik, conductor

April 29: Ravishing Rachmaninoff (Philharmonics Series) – Rossen Milanov, guest conductor; Douglas Prosser, trumpet (The Elaine P. Wilson Chair)
 
May 20 & 22: Season Finale – Verdi's Requiem (Philharmonics Series) - Christopher Seaman, conductor; Arianna Zukerman, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Scott Ramsay, tenor; Gustav Andreasson, bass

Visit www.rpo.org for a complete calendar of upcoming events.


Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Seaman, Music Director
Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor
Michael Butterman, Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach
The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Charles H. Owens, President & CEO

108 East Avenue | Rochester, NY 14604
Administrative phone: (585) 454-7311
Box Office phone: (585) 454-2100 | Or buy tickets online at www.rpo.org
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(non-concert Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)

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