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RPO presents YP Event: Beethoven and Brews

January 30, 2015

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For Immediate Release: January 30, 2013
Media Contacts
:   Sally Cohen, 585-749-1795, sally@sallycohenpr.com
RPO Info
:  rpo.org, facebook.com/RochesterPhilharmonic, twitter.com/RochesterPhil, rochesterphilharmonic.blogspot.com



RPO partners with Rochester Young Professionals for free happy hour

Enjoy a craft beer at Victoire followed by a fifth of Beethoven at Kodak Hall Feb. 5


Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) partners with Rochester Young Professionals (RYP) for a special happy hour event, Beethoven and Brews, on Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Victoire Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro (120 East Avenue).

“We’re excited to be partnering with the RPO on the first of many events” says RYP President Brad Flower. “One of Rochester Young Professionals’ chief goals is to promote community development in our city. Engaging young professionals in the thriving arts and culture in Rochester is at the heart of this mission.”

The free event will include complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, a meet-and-greet with RPO musicians and President & CEO Charles Owens, plus the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets (starting at $18) to Beethoven’s Fifth that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. In association with the RYP Perks app, members can save 20% on concert tickets to this and all 2014-15 Thursday evening Philharmonic performances. The discount code can be accessed by downloading from the App Store or Google Play and used when purchasing online or via box office representatives at (585) 454-2100. There will also be a business card raffle for a chance to win tickets to a future RPO concert. Visit rpo.org/Beethoven_and_Brews or the Facebook event online for more information and to RSVP.

Beethoven’s groundbreaking Fifth Symphony has astounded generations of audiences, transforming from its simple opening with the most recognizable four notes ever written into a colossal epic of triumph and despair. The all-Beethoven concert, led by guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, spotlights acclaimed British pianist Stephen Hough, hailed by the New York Times as “extraordinary,” in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture completes the program.

“Beethoven and Brews is just one example of how the RPO is working hard to reach diverse audiences,” says Owens. “As a young professional himself, our new Music Director Ward Stare is especially interested in engaging this vibrant segment of our community.”  

Rochester Young Professionals is a group that coordinates, collaborates, and promotes events around Rochester that are social, volunteer, or informational in nature. Its board connects young Rochester with activities that will help to improve the careers, social lives, and character of its members. With 5400+ members, Rochester Young Professionals is the largest of the young professional organizations in Rochester, NY. Please visit r-y-p.org for more information.

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music since its founding in 1922. The RPO presents approximately 160 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Recently appointed 12th Music Director Ward Stare joins the ranks of former notable RPO music directors, including Eugene Goossens, José Iturbi, Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his 20-year tenure with the RPO. With Michael Butterman as Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair) – the first position of its kind in the country – the RPO reaches more than 12,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.


Media please note:  High-resolution images for Phils 2015/15 concerts are available at:  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8FkJzlaIpThcVY4TS1ScWhlcDQ&usp=sharing. Interviews and photo and footage opportunities can also be arranged.



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