KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 8 PM

GALA HOLIDAY POPS

FRI, DEC 16 | 8 PM
SAT, DEC 17 | 2 & 8 PM
SUN, DEC 18 | 2 PM

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Shayna Steele, vocals

The Festival High School Chorale

Celebrate with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, your RPO and electrifying vocalist Shayna Steele, on stage for this Rochester Holiday tradition. The Festival High School Chorale returns after a two-year hiatus. Whether you drive to Kodak Hall or opt for a sleigh ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert, complete with a sing-a-long!

GERSHWIN, BERLIN & FRIENDS

JAN 20 & 21

Byron Stripling, conductor, trumpet, & vocals

Sydney McSweeney, vocals

This toe-tapping, finger-snapping program shines the spotlight on the music of great early 20th century composers, including George Gershwin (Fascinating Rhythm), Irving Berlin (Alexander’s Ragtime Band), and Isham Jones (It Had To Be You), that have the timeless melodies and rhythms that continue to lift our spirits today. Joined by world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist Nicki Parrott who has garnered over 5 million views on YouTube, Byron creates an inspiring musical portrait of how these songs shaped the Great American Songbook.

ANDREAS ON BROADWAY

FEB 17 & 18

Andreas Delfs, conductor

Broadway comes to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre as Music Director Andreas
Delfs leads your RPO down the Great White Way. Enjoy classic and popular Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes well-known from some of the most outstanding productions ever to hit the stage!

DECADES: BACK TO THE 80S

APR 7 & 8

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Back to the 80s is a power packed evening of the decade’s #1 hit songs, including The Power of Love, Time After Time, Material Girl, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Footloose, Addicted to Love and many others. Featuring the music of such 80s iconic stars as Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, Elton John and others, Back to the 80s contains all new arrangements by Grammy-winner and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and features three incredible vocalists.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE

APR 21 & 22

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Lisa Vroman, vocals

Doug LaBrecque, vocals

Mamie Parris, vocals

An Evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winning songs performed by three of Broadway’s best! Join the leading star of CATS, Wicked and School of Rock, vocal sensation Mamie Parris, and Phantom of The Opera stars Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman for an evening of award winning songs from the world of Broadway, Pop, and American Film.

DANCING IN THE STREET: THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN

MAY 26 & 27

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Chester Gregory, vocals

Michael Lynche, vocals

Join your RPO for a unique symphonic experience featuring some of the world’s top vocalists and musicians together with a program arranged by Grammy-winner and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Hear smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and the one-and-only Stevie Wonder. Songs include Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, I Heard it Through The Grapevine, My Girl, Superstition and more. You are sure to be transformed by the powerful music of Motown with these authentic arrangements and exciting, young talented musicians.

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