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Public Invited to RPO Season Announcement Concert Feb. 10

February 04, 2015

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For Immediate Release: February 4, 2015
Media Contacts:   Sally Cohen, 585-749-1795, sally@sallycohenpr.com
RPO Info:  rpo.org, facebook.com/RochesterPhilharmonic, twitter.com/RochesterPhil, rochesterphilharmonic.blogspot.com

PUBLIC INVITED TO RPO SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT FEB. 10
Ward Stare conducts orchestra live in Kodak Hall while revealing his inaugural season
~Admission is free, but tickets are required in advance~


Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) invites the Rochester community to a special season announcement in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.  New Music Director Ward Stare will emcee the announcement as well as lead the entire orchestra on stage in performing excepts from his inaugural 2015/16 season.

“Developing a deeper, richer relationship with our audience and our community is a major passion of mine and will be a recurring theme for the RPO moving forward,” explains Maestro Stare, a Rochester native. “We want to share our excitement about the upcoming season with as many people as possible.”

The event is free, but tickets are required in advance of the concert. The RPO encourages those interested in attending to reserve their seats as soon as possible by calling (585) 454-2100 and mentioning the word “SURPRISE.”  Eastman Theatre Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A full house is expected, and requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission.

Please check out Ward Stare’s video invitation to the Rochester community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj6j19befQE

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 21-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 endowed 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:  Please contact Sally Cohen to reserve seats if needed. An assortment of high-resolution images of Ward Stare is also available.

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