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Hurry Before Doors Close on Symphony Showhouse for Good –
This Friday & Saturday, Save $3 When You Buy Tickets at the Door!

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NOW – June 13
The Cottages at Malvern Hills, Pittsford
Corner of Thornell Road and Route 64
(Click here for a map and directions)

This Sunday, the RPO’s Symphony Showhouse will close its doors for good – you have only four more days to tour the magnificent "duet of homes!"

There’s still time to get in and marvel at the Philharmonics and Pops Houses. PLUS – this Friday and Saturday – you will get $3.00 off your ticket price when you purchase at the door.

Explore more than 50 rooms and spaces, each reflecting a designer’s unique style. Forty leading interior designers, artists, and craftsmen from Rochester to New York City have donated their time and talents, using music performed by the RPO as their inspiration. Click here for a video preview.

Among the highlights: a state-of-the-art home theater, a colorful rec room with game area and in-home barista, a laundry room that includes a dog wash, a family playroom created by the Strong National Museum of Play, and two boutiques with one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.

Decorating on a budget? Be inspired by the Vintage French room decorated by designer Susanna Kopp, who turns unloved castoffs into hand-painted treasures. Susanna will be talking about her eco-friendly techniques at a Designer "Drop-in Talk" on Thursday, June 10. Click here to read her story on the RPO blog.

Other special events include a talk on travel photography and the "Lights Out" Closing Night Party which includes a light supper and live music (see below for details). Plus, RPO musicians will be dropping in for impromptu mini-concerts at Showhouse this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Public tours of Showhouse are Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm; and Friday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Tour tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Click here to purchase online, or call the RPO Box Office at 454-2100. Advance tickets also available at Wegmans and all Rochester AAA branches.

All proceeds from the Symphony Showhouse support the RPO's Music Education & Community Engagement Programs.

Presenting Sponsor: MVP Health Care

Special Events sponsor: The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

Additional Support provided by Jay Advertising, Ketmar Development Corporation, AAA, Boylan Brown, Bergmann Associates, L&B Worldwide, Entercom, Time Warner, Xpedx, Current Service, Frontier, and Clark Moving and Storage.


THIS FRIDAY:
AAA Magazine Editor Gives Tips on Travel Photographvy

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Photo from AAA web site

Friday, June 11 at 6:00 pm
RPO Symphony Showhouse, The Cottages at Malvern Hills, Pittsford

Before heading out on your next vacation, join award-winning photographer, travel writer, and AAA Going Places Editor David Noyes for "Suitable for Framing," an informal presentation on travel photography. View his work, share some stories, and get tips to make your travel photography frame-worthy. For a preview, click here for David's article about travel photography on the AAA web site.

David Noyes was recently honored by being one of ten photographers to participate in the "Olympic City Photo Shoot" in Beijing — the work was featured in an hour-long documentary by the China Travel Channel aired during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Tickets for this special event are $25, which includes a private tour of Showhouse and light refreshments. Call the RPO Box Office (585) 454-2100 or purchase tickets in-person at 108 East Avenue.


THIS SUNDAY:
Symphony Showhouse Closes with "Lights Out" Party

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Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 pm
RPO Symphony Showhouse, The Cottages at Malvern Hills, Pittsford

Don your moving duds and join us for a light supper, great live music with the jazz quartet Four on the Floor, and leftovers of all sorts. We might auction off that sofa that did not sell, and Noteworthy's Boutique is sure to have some surprises in store. A silent auction includes designer consultations.

Buy a ticket for your camera as this is the only opportunity to photograph the houses for your own use. Be there to turn out the lights and bid a fond farewell to Symphony Showhouse 2010.

Tickets for this special event are $25 per person, $5 per camera. Call the RPO Box Office (585) 454-2100 or purchase tickets in-person at 108 East Avenue.


RPO Summer Concerts Kick off June 30 – Get your Tickets Now!

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The RPO returns to CMAC this summer with three unforgettable concerts. You can bring your friends and family to hear great music, and best of all, kids 12 and under are FREE on the lawn at CMAC!

The RPO’s summer line-up at CMAC includes the Marcus Roberts Trio in a jazz version of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto and Michael Butterman conducting Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, followed by fireworks (July 3); Jeff Tyzik leading music from the 1960s and 70s with New York Voices (July 10); and the acrobatic magic of Cirque de la Symphonie as it returns to Rochester for one evening only (July 24).

The Midsummer Classics series at Hochstein features the music of Mozart and more, with pre-concert wine tastings and chamber music. Our featured artists include guest conductor Arild Remmereit with violinist Joan Kwuon (July 7); RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and RPO Principal Oboe Erik Behr (July 14); and guest conductor Jahja Ling with pianist Jessie Chang (August 4).

We will be launching a new collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, with the RPO taking part in Eastman’s Summer Conducting Institute (July 22) and the Young Artists International Piano Competition (August 7).

Order your tickets today and save up to 40% when you purchase a ticket package.

You also can hear the RPO in various locations around the region: Ontario Beach Park (June 30), the City of Rochester’s free downtown Independence Day Celebration (July 4), Temple B’rith Kodesh (July 8), SUNY Geneseo (July 9), and Frontier Field (July 16).

Click here for the complete summer brochure, visit www.rpo.org/summer, or call (585) 454-2100.

The RPO Summer Series is sponsored by The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation. CMAC presenting sponsor is Constellation Brands. Midsummer Classics is sponsored by Fiandach & Fiandach with media support from City Newspaper. Additional support from Hylan Enterprises, Louise Epstein, The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation, Nixon Peabody, Monroe County, City of Rochester, Chanler Family Foundation, Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey, and The Mozart Performance Fund: Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. and Steven Hess.


What are Your Musical Memories?

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Have you ever noticed how music can transport you to a particular time and place, reminding you exactly where you were when you first heard it? It might be a pop hit from high school, that dance number that was popular in the clubs during college, or music played at a wedding.

What is one of your musical memories? We posed this question to the RPO musicians and staff – click here to read their responses on the RPO blog … and you can post one of your own as a comment.


Subscribe Now to the RPO’s 2010-11 Season!

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Join us in the gloriously renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for the 2010-11 Season! This promises to be one for the history books, as we celebrate our Maestro, Christopher Seaman, in his final season as the RPO's Music Director.

As a subscriber, you can purchase tickets to the special Joshua Bell concert now—before tickets go on sale to the general public.

In addition to subscription savings of up to 20%, subscribers have additional benefits such as the no-hassle ticket exchange and—new this year—Subscriber Standby. If you miss a concert in your ticket package, you can simply turn in your ticket for any upcoming concert (subject to availability).

Read more about the upcoming season at www.rpo.org/2010-11. And to view the full season brochure, click here for the PDF version.


Congratulations to Winner of East End Banner Contest

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Congratulations to Katherine McMahon of West Irondequoit, winner of our contest to identify the location of the RPO banner in Rochester's East End.

She gets bonus points for sending us a photo of the banner with the word "musical" and an image of a young woman playing the trumpet.

The RPO banner is at the entrance to the East End Garage on Scio Street.


Next Tuesday on WXXI 91.5 FM

Tune in next Tuesday, June 15, at 8:00 pm to hear pianist Misha Dichter perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Plus, Christopher Seaman conducts the RPO in music of Corigliano, Schubert, and Elgar. Click here 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. You can also subscribe to the RPO blog as an RSS feed to keep up with the latest RPO news.

Find us on facebook_bw.gif by clicking here. And visit RPOrocs on Facebook for the latest Young Professionals news.

Follow us on twitter_bw.gifat www.twitter.com/SuperRPO.


Looking Ahead

July 3: Red, White, and Boom! (CMAC Summer Series) - Michael Butterman, conductor (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair); Marcus Roberts Trio, jazz trio

July 7: Remmereit Returns with Beethoven’s Pastoral (Midsummer Classics at Hochstein) – Arild Remmereit, guest conductor; Joan Kwuon, violin

July 10: The Swingin’ Sixties and Seventies (CMAC Summer Series) – Jeff Tyzik, conductor; New York Voices

July 14: Mozart and Marriage (Midsummer Classics at Hochstein) - Christopher Seaman, conductor; Juliana Athayde, violin (The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair); Erik Behr, oboe (The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair)

July 24: Cirque at CMAC! (CMAC Summer Series) – Jeff Tyzik, conductor

August 4: Jahja Ling Conducts Mozart & Dvorak (Midsummer Classics at Hochstein) – Jahja Ling, guest conductor; Jessie Chang, piano

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

The Rochester Plaza Hotel is the RPO’s Official Lodging Partner.


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
Box Office hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(non-concert Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)

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