NEXT WEDNESDAY: Midsummer Classics Conclude with Jahja Ling Conducting Music of Mozart and Dvorak


Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm
Performance Hall at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Avenue

We welcome back guest conductor Jahja Ling, as he leads the RPO with an evening of Mozart and more! After the animated overture to The Marriage of Figaro, the brilliance of Mozart continues with pianist Jessie Chang and the sparkling Piano Concerto in G major. Maestro Ling brings our summer season to a close with a performance of Dvorak’s joyful Eighth Symphony.
Don’t forget: come early and you can enjoy wine tastings beginning at 6:00 pm and pre-concert chamber music at 6:30 pm. On August 4, a trio of RPO musicians will perform Spanish-flavored music by Williams, Granados, and Turina. Among the featured wineries are Mayers Lake Ontario Winery and Eagle Crest Vineyards. Holly Howell of the Democrat and Chronicle also will be on hand to answer questions about wine.

Plus, the Rochester Plaza Hotel—just a few blocks from Hochstein—is offering RPO patrons free on-site parking and a dining discount at the State Street Bar and Grill. Use this link for more information about all the pre-concert activities.

Tickets are $30. Call 454-2100, or use this link to purchase online.

The RPO Summer Series is sponsored by The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation. Midsummer Classics is sponsored by Fiandach & Fiandach with additional support from The Mozart Performance Fund: Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. and Steven Hess. Media support from City Newspaper.

Top Teen Pianists Compete for Prizes, Scholarships at Eastman

Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Performance Hall at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Avenue

Twenty-three teenage pianists from six countries are coming to the Eastman School next week for the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.

For the first time in the history of this competition, the five finalists will play a concerto with your RPO—and then the winners of cash prizes and scholarships to the Eastman School will be announced! Neil Varon conducts.

For local audiences, the competition provides the opportunity to catch young artists on the cusps of their careers. In addition to the adjudicated performances by the competitors, the eight-day event—from Saturday, July 31, to Saturday, August 7— also features recitals by internationally renowned members of the international jury, along with master classes presented by members of the Eastman piano faculty. Click here for the full competition schedule

Tickets for the final round are $25, reserved seating. Call 454-2100, or use this link to purchase online.

The RPO Summer Series is sponsored by The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation. The RPO’s performance is made possible with the generous support of Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey.

Young Professionals Enjoy RPOrocs "Wine at Vines" Event

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Chocolate and Vines, 757 University Avenue, Rochester

Come enjoy an evening out—taste some wine, eat some cheese, and listen to some great live music by Quartetto Appassionata. Just $5 at the door, with proceeds to benefit RPOrocs. You'll also be entered in a raffle to win RPO tickets and more! Visit the RPOrocs page on Facebook for more info.

And the results are in … Showhouse Designers Receive Awards


As a result of the paper and on-line ballots submitted by those of you who attended the recent Symphony Showhouse 2010 at The Cottages at Malvern Hills in Pittsford, the "Most Popular Vote" goes to Bev Dyminski for her design in the Master Bedroom in the Philharmonics House.

Second place goes to Hansen and Hill (Anita Hansen and Karen Hill) for the Home Theatre, and third place is Designer’s Library (Debbie Oakes and Robert Bressinger) and Room Service (Antonio Orlando) for the Pantry, Dining Room, and Kitchen areas in the Philharmonics House.

The Association of Interior Design Professionals is presenting their award for the "Best Use of Color/Combinations of Color" to Audets (Kristine Snell) who did the Mini-Office in the Pops House. 

Additionally, we are pleased to share with you the news that the American Association of Interior Designers is presenting an award to the RPO for "furthering the profession of Interior Design through a community based organization."

Photos by Sam Malone and Janice Hanson.

Single Tickets for 2010-11 Season Go On Sale August 30


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. 

Single tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 30—but if you subscribe now, you can get your tickets for the special Joshua Bell concert.

Season ticket holders also save up to 20% off regular series prices, and have additional benefits such as the no-hassle ticket exchange and Subscriber Standby. Use this link to read about all the benefits of subscribing to the RPO.

If you are already an RPO subscriber or donor, be sure to take advantage of the Subscriber/Donor Appreciation Weeks from August 16-27, when you can purchase additional tickets to individual concerts, or exchange tickets.

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.

Next Tuesday on WXXI 91.5 FM

Tune in next Tuesday, August 3, at 8:00 pm to hear guest conductor Hannu Lintu leading the RPO in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Cantus Arcticus by Rautivaara. And violinist Augustin Hadelich—who was such a hit that we’re bringing him back this coming season!— performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Click here for more information.

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Visit the RPO blog, "The RPO and a Cup of Joe," for behind-the-scenes stories and photos. You also can subscribe to the RPO blog as an RSS feed to keep up with the latest RPO news.

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Looking Ahead

August 16-27: Subscriber/Donor Appreciation Weeks

August 30: Single Tickets Go on Sale!

September 30 & October 2: The Season Begins! Tchaikovsky’s Fourth – Christopher Seaman, conductor; Ilya Itin, piano
October 8 & 9: Season Opener: The Music of Ray Charles – Jeff Tyzik, conductor; Ellis Hall, tenor
November 26-28: The Nutcracker – Michael Butterman, conductor; Rochester City Ballet, Jamey Leverett, artistic director; Bach Children’s Chorus; Karla Krogstad, director

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

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

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Christopher Seaman, Music Director
Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor
Michael Butterman, Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach
The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
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