Rochester, NY– The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra steps out of its single spotlight to share the stage with an amplified rock band as it pays tribute to one of the most popular and enduring rock groups of the 1970s in Symphonic Rock: The Music of The Eagles. On Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m., well-known arranger and conductor Brent Havens leads the RPO with a rock band featuring lead vocalist and MC Randy Jackson – of the group Zebra – in the third of four concerts in the RPO’s summer series at the Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) on Lincoln Hill Road in Canandaigua. Assisting members of the band include vocalist John Hines, guitarists George Cintron and Tom Jones, bassist Dan Clemens, and Powell Randolph on drums. This concert is sponsored by Hyland Enterprises, with additional support from Benefit Resource, Inc. The RPO’s summer series at CMAC is sponsored by Constellation Brands, with Canandaigua National Bank as the CMAC Summer Residency sponsor.
In the 1970s, The Eagles brought a successful mix of sounds to a generation that rewarded the group with five number one singles and four number one albums. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums (Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California), ranked among the 10 best-selling albums ever, according to Record Industry Association of America. Many of these best-remembered songs including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Desparado, Lyin’ Eyes, and Take it to the Limit, will be performed with a unique blend of symphonic and rock sounds.
Berklee College of Music-trained arranger and conductor Brent Havens has written for orchestras, feature films – including the score for Quo Vadis – and virtually every kind of television programming. He regularly works with Randy Jackson, lead singer of the rock band Zebra, and recording producer and engineer.
CMAC tickets are $15-$50 in advance; $20-$55 at the gate. Discounts are available for seniors, students and children. CMAC tickets are available at the RPO Box Office (585) 454-2100, online at www.rpo.org, through Ticket Express, or through Ticketmaster (585) 232-1900. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Please note: CMAC summer tickets are NOT available at Wegmans.
CMAC concerts take place rain or shine. The grounds open at 6 p.m. and concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own blanket or lawn chair for relaxing on the hillside. Glass, disposable plastic and metal containers, grills, pets, fireworks, recording devices and cameras are not permitted on the grounds. Reusable plastic containers and vacuum-seal bottles are allowed. There are new ground rules in place for insurance and liability purposes: alcoholic beverages may not be brought into CMAC (beer and wine will be available for purchase).
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.