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February Concerts With Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

January 31, 2012

For immediate release
January 31, 2012
Media Contact: Nicole Philipp, 585.399.3680

FEBRUARY CONCERTS WITH YOUR ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

February 3 and 4 – Let’s Dance
February 5 – orKIDStra Features Tubby the Tuba
February 9 & 11 – Valentine’s Romance
February 17 & 18 – Mardi Gras: The Sounds of New Orleans

 


ROCHESTER, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) performs varying repertoire throughout February. 

On Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the RPO in Let’s Dance featuring the choreography of Lindy Hop Champion—and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer—Carla Heiney. Tyzik’s arrangements of some of the most popular dance music will fill Kodak Hall as dancers show their moves throughout the program! 

That same weekend, on Sunday, February 5, the orKIDStra Series returns with Tubby the Tuba in the Performance Hall at Hochstein.  For the very first time, Tubby the Tuba is coming to Rochester with the musicians taking center stage during the performance.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 9 and Saturday, February 11, Music Director Arild Remmereit leads the RPO and violinist Stefan Jackiw in a program of passionate classics: Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Don Juan, Japanese-born composer Karen Tanaka’s Rose Absolute, and Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. The RPO’s inaugural program in Ithaca, NY can be heard Sunday, February 12 in Ford Hall, Ithaca College. 

February’s concerts close with Mardi Gras: The Sounds of New Orleans on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18.   Jeff Tyzik leads the orchestra in a celebration of Mardi Gras with a salute to Satchmo, and Preservation Hall.  The program features double threat Byron Stripling on trumpet and vocals.

Editors Please Note:
Friday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Let’s Dance

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Carla Heiney, choreographer
Stephen Edward Sayer, Chandrae Roettig, Joseph Barley, Kelsey McCowan, Patricio Touceda, Eva Lucero, dancers
Wilfredo Deglans, violin
Alex Dugdale, tap dancer
Todd East, vocals
Cindy Miller, vocals

Program to include:

arr. TYZIK  Blue Suede Shoes

arr. TYZIK  I’ve Got a Woman

arr. TYZIK  Johnny B. Good

arr. WILLIAMS  Tango (Por Una Cabeza)

GLIERE  “Russian Sailors Dance” from The Red Poppy

 

                                                                                   

Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Performance Hall at Hochstein


Tubby the Tuba

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
    (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair)
W. Craig Sutherland, tuba

 

 

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Valentine’s Romance

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Arild Remmereit, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

R. STRAUSS  Don Juan
BRUCH  Scottish Fantasy
KAREN TANAKA  Rose Absolute
R. STRAUSS  Excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier


 

Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Mardi Gras: The Sounds of New Orleans

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals
Bobby Floyd, organist

Program to include:


arr. TYZIK  Fats Domino Medley

arr. TYZIK  Ain’t That A Shame

arr. TYZIK  Blueberry Hill

arr. COOK  When the Saints Go Marchin’ In

 



 

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