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RPO offers Summer Side-by-Side for area musicians

June 06, 2016

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For Immediate Release: June 6, 2016
Media Contacts:   Sally Cohen, 585-749-1795, sally@sallycohenpr.com
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RPO OFFERS SUMMER SIDE-BY-SIDE FOR AREA MUSICIANS
Apply now for intermediate & advanced sessions with RPO in Kodak Hall

Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will offer Professional/Amateur Side-by-Side Orchestral Reading Sessions for both advanced and intermediate musicians on Thursday, July 21 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Applications are now available at: rpo.org/sidebyside. Cost is $50 per session, payable by check to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra upon acceptance.

“Playing side-by-side with professional musicians is a very rewarding experience for amateur musicians,” says RPO Vice-President of Artistic Administration Richard Decker, citing the previous 2014 City-sponsored Side by Side: RPO Community Concert in Kodak Hall.  “So many of the participants expressed a desire to repeat the experience that we are pleased to offer this “summer day camp” opportunity for the talented pool of amateur musicians we have here in the Rochester region.”

The Intermediate Musician Session will be held 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on July 21st, and the repertoire will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” 1st movement; Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1, and Sibelius’ Finlandia.

The Advanced Musician Session will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. that same evening, with a repertoire that includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol.

Both sessions will be conducted by frequent RPO guest conductor Matthew Kraemer, Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and former Associate Resident Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Applications will be accepted until all available slots are filled. Interested advanced instrumentalists can apply for both sessions, although intermediate applicants will be given preference for the Intermediate Session. All those accepted will be expected to prepare the music – which will be provided by e-mail distribution – individually in advance.

The revised RPO 2016 summer calendar (including the Professional/Amateur Side-by-Side Orchestra Reading Sessions) is as follows:

RPO 2016 Summer Calendar:  **Denotes Music Director Ward Stare conducting

Monday, July 4 at 9 PM, Independence Day Concert on Main Street Bridge, free**

Tues., July 5 at 6:30 PM, ATT* Neighborhood Ensemble Concert, Susan B. Anthony Square, free

Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30 PM:  Concert by the Shore: RPO at Ontario Beach, free**

Friday, July 8 at 8:30 PM:  Summer Spectacular with Fireworks: RPO at Geneseo, SUNY Geneseo**

Saturday, July 9 at 8 PM:  RPO @ CMAC: Movies, Marches & America Patriotic Salute, CMAC*

Sunday, July 10 at 5 PM: RPO at Penfield Country Club**

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 PM, ATT* Neighborhood Ensemble Concert, Mt. Hope Cemetery, free

Thursday, July 14 at 6 PM: RPO at Oak Hill Country Club**

Friday, July 15 at 8:30 PM: Play Ball! RPO at Frontier Field, free with game ticket**

Sunday, July 17 at 5 PM: RPO at Country Club of Rochester**

Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 PM, ATT* Neighborhood Ens. Concert, Joseph and Clifford Avenues, free

Thursday, July 21 at 2:30 & 7 PM, Pro/Am Side-by-Side Orchestra Reading Sessions, Kodak Hall

Saturday, July 23 at 7 PM: The Magical Music of Disney, Kodak Hall

Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 PM, Summer Ensemble Performance, Maplewood Rose Garden, free

Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 PM:  RPO at Temple B’rith Kodesh

Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM: An Evening with the Symphony, Inlet, NY

(ATT* = Around the Town)

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 150 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 200,000 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 position of its kind in the country—the RPO reaches more than 13,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.

Media please note: high-resolution images are available, and interviews as well as photo/footage opportunities can be arranged.

 

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