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RPO Announces Two Major Sponsorships

August 01, 2011


Canandaigua National Bank Sponsors Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops Series
Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has announced that Canandaigua National Bank & Trust (CNB) has become a presenting sponsor of its Pops Series through the 2015-16 season, a commitment of five years.  

Jeff Tyzik, RPO Principal Pops Conductor for the past 17 years, remarked, “I am thrilled to have Canandaigua National Bank as our new season sponsor of the RPO Pops series.  The bank is deeply interested in enhancing the quality of life in our community. Their support of the RPO serves that interest and I am proud to have Canandaigua National Bank be a major part of our RPO family.”

CNB’s five-year commitment pays special tribute to Tyzik extending his RPO contract for five additional seasons, announced in May 2011.

 “We are delighted to continue our support of the RPO,” said Canandaigua National Corporation Chairman & CEO, George W. Hamlin, IV.  “We have partnered with the RPO for many years.  We believe in the arts, and in the talent and cultural wealth the RPO brings to our community.”

The announcement was made from the stage during Jeff Tyzik’s 60th Birthday Bash concert in Kodak Hall on Saturday, July 30th.  

The 2011-12 RPO Pops season begins on October 14, 2011 with the return of Cirque de la Symphonie in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.  To learn more about the RPO’s upcoming season, please visit www.rpo.org.




Burke Group Sponsors Inaugural Concerts of RPO’S New Music Director, Arild Remmereit
$50,000 Gift Will Sponsor Remmereit’s Eight Inaugural Philharmonics Series Programs with the RPO during the 2011-12 Season

Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced a $50,000 gift from Burke Group, which will go toward sponsoring each of the eight Philharmonics Series programs led by the RPO’s incoming Music Director, Arild Remmereit, during his inaugural 2011-12 season.   

The announcement was made at an RPO concert Saturday night by Patrick Burke, Managing Principal of Burke Group and Vice-Chair of the RPO Board of Directors.  

“I am thrilled to be welcomed so warmly by Patrick Burke and the Rochester community leaders he has introduced me to.  He is a vital asset to the RPO, and I am deeply grateful for his great support and hard work,” said Arild Remmereit.

Burke remarked, “Since the announcement of his appointment, Arild has shown a true commitment to new and innovative programming, as well as his dedication to reaching younger audiences.  His long-term artistic vision and the importance of the RPO to the Rochester community, makes the Burke Group proud to support Arild’s eight major performances with the Orchestra during the 2011-2012 Season”

Arild Remmereit’s inaugural season with the RPO begins on September 30, 2011.  To learn more about his concerts and the full line-up of RPO performances in the upcoming season, please visit www.rpo.org.  To see and hear more from Arild on his upcoming season and programming, please visit www.youtube.com/SuperRPO .

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