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UPCOMING ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS INCLUDE BRAHMS REQUIEM WITH THE EASTMAN-ROCHESTER CHORUS

April 05, 2011

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UPCOMING ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS INCLUDE BRAHMS REQUIEM WITH THE EASTMAN-ROCHESTER CHORUS


Marek Harris’ New Angels is Featured on the Symphony 101 Concertswith David Brickman as Soloist

ROCHESTER, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Seaman, continues its season in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with Brahms Requiem Thursday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 p.m.


Seaman leads the RPO, along with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus directed by William Weinert, in delivering a monumental masterpiece, Brahms’ A German Requiem, the composer’s longest composition.  The Requiem is accompanied by a suite from Water Music.  Audience members are sure to enjoy a quite varied collection in character, from a rather formal and substantial Overture to numerous sprightly dances and sweet, relaxed airs. 

The same weekend, Seaman also conducts Symphony 101: Milestones in Christopher’s Life on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall at Hochstein.

In addition to selections from Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the concert includes Marek Harris' New Angels featuring Principal Second Violinist David Brickman.  The work was commissioned by the RPO for Brickman and premiered in 2002 by Seaman and the Orchestra.

Brickman remarked, “New Angels is one of the most beautiful works composed for violin and orchestra in the last several decades.  I can assure those of you who may feel hesitant about new music that this work is accessible on first hearing.  It is full of beautiful melodies, haunting orchestral colors, and dramatic, virtuoso writing for the violin.”

Tickets for all events can be purchased by called the Eastman Theatre Box Office at 454-2100 and area Wegmans locations.  Tickets are also available online at www.rpo.org.


Editors Please Note:
Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Phils 11: Brahms Requiem
 
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Seaman, conductor
Eastman-Rochester Chorus
 William Weinert, director
 Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Tyler Duncan, baritone

HANDEL Suite from Water Music
BRAHMS A German Requiem


Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Performance Hall at Hochstein

Symphony 101: Music Milestones in Christopher’s Life!

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Seaman, conductor
David Brickman, violin

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
HARRIS New Angels
BUTTERWORTH  A Shropshire Lad; Rhapsody for Orchestra   
BRITTEN  The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

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