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It's a Musical Day in the Neighborhood This Summer

June 01, 2007

Small RPO ensembles perform free concerts in Maplewood, Swillburg, Park Avenue and Corn Hill neighborhoods

Rochester, NY –   Thanks to sponsorship by the City of Rochester, four ensembles from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing free one-hour concerts in various city neighborhood green spaces this summer.  “RPO in the City” performances will feature a string quintet, brass quintet, marimba band and woodwind quintet in a variety of classical, popular, jazz and blues music. “In keeping with the Mayor’s initiatives, the City of Rochester is thrilled for this community partnership with the RPO to bring ensembles into city neighborhoods for all to enjoy,” said Lorie Lachiusa Barnum, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Rochester.   Performances are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 11:30 a.m., String Quintet at the Maplewood Rose Garden Gazebo, corner of Lake and Driving Park Avenues;
  • Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m., Brass Quintet in the Swillburg Neighborhood, Gazebo at Otto Henderberg Square Park on Avon Place;
  • Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m., Marimba Band at Park Avenue Green, Park Avenue and Barrington Street;
  • Tuesday, August 7 (time TBA), Woodwind Quintet at Corn Hill Landing (Exchange Boulevard)

Now in its 84th season, the RPO inspires and enriches the community through the art of music.  The Orchestra is passionately dedicated to outstanding musical performance at the highest artistic levels, and has a unique tradition of musical versatility, commitment to music education in the broadest sense and a deep and enduring engagement with the community.  The RPO has been honored with the New York State Governor’s Arts Award, and two ASCAP awards for adventurous programming in recent years.

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