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Next Symphony 101 Concert Examines Mozart and the Concerto

February 21, 2006

Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2006 – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony 101 Series, which focuses this season on the music of Mozart, continues on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall at Hochstein. The concert is repeated on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College. RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman leads these engaging and innovative concerts that feature discussion, musical examples, selections from significant works and complete pieces. Following each concert, Mr. Seaman takes questions from the audience.

The Orchestra is celebrating the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadè Mozart this season with six Philharmonics Series concerts and six Symphony 101 concerts featuring his music. For this Mozart and the Concerto concert, selections will be performed from several of Mozart’s concertos. Audience members will hear music written for a wide variety of instruments including the clarinet, horn, oboe, piano and violin. Performers from the orchestra will include Kenneth Grant, clarinet (The Robert J. Strasenbergh Chair); Peter Kurau, horn (The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair); Ariana Ghez, oboe (The Dr. Jacques Lipson Chair); Joseph Wener, piano (The Lois P. Lines Chair); and Juliana Athayde, violin (The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair).

General admission tickets for these performances are $20, available online 24/7 at www.rpo.org, by phone (454-2100) and in person from the RPO Box Office, and at all Wegmans Video Departments. RPO Box Office Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (non-concert Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.). The Wegmans Video Department is open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. A convenience fee may apply.

The Symphony 101 Series is sponsored by PAETEC Communications, Inc. Additional support for this series is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Mozart Performance Fund.

Celebrating its 83rd season in 2005-06, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s mission is to perform and present a broad range of quality music; attract, entertain and educate audiences with superior musical performances; maintain and build the Orchestra’s national reputation; and enhance the reputation of the Rochester community as a place in which to live, work, play, visit and learn.

RPO performances are made possible in part with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; the State of New York; the County of Monroe; the City of Rochester; and American Airlines, the official airline of the RPO.


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