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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Announces RPO Outdoors Summer Concert Line-Up for July

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ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES RPO OUTDOORS SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP FOR JULY

Summer performance series continues with an eclectic mix of music at venues around the region.

 

June 18, 2021. Rochester, N.Y. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra today announced their line-up of RPO Outdoors performances for the month of July, continuing one of the most ambitious and extensive summer seasons that the orchestra has ever produced.

July begins with a blast when the RPO celebrates America’s birthday on July 3rd with Red, White and Boom! at CMAC complete with fireworks!

The RPO will be producing a series of concerts at one of Rochester’s newest outdoor venues: the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC, beginning with a family concert series. RPO Outdoors: Kids Concerts are designed for families with smaller children and feature ensembles from the RPO. The RPO Marimba Band will perform the first concert on Saturday, June 16th (10am and 11:30am). Subsequent concerts on Sunday, July 25th (1pm and 2:30pm), and Saturday, August 14th (10am and 11:30am) will feature RPO ensembles in 45-minute, family-friendly performances.

The Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC will also be the scene of orchestra concerts on July 16th, conducted by Larry Loh, and on August 6th, conducted by Matthew Kraemer.

The RPO returns to the Perinton Center Stage Amphitheater with two concerts conducted by Principal Pops Conductor, Jeff Tyzik. On July 9th and 10th, Tyzik welcomes guest artist Byron Stripling for an evening of music from New Orleans. On July 22nd and 23rd, international powerhouse and Broadway star Shayna Steele will join Jeff Tyzik in a program honoring musical divas such as Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey.

The RPO will visit beautiful Bristol Mountain on July 17th with a program conducted by Larry Loh.

The safety of patrons, staff and musicians is of paramount importance to the RPO and all CDC guidelines at these outdoor events will be followed. Following on a recent survey conducted by the RPO, safety is the number one factor in determining attendance at events, and the RPO has put safety measures in place to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable musical experience.

Capacity has been limited at some venues to allow for social distancing. Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry. Masks will be optional for vaccinated patrons. All unvaccinated patrons will be required to correctly wear masks, except when seated in their designated areas. Protocols differ at each venue, so patrons are encouraged to visit RPO.org for the most up to date and specific information.

The orchestra also plans a number of free, un-ticketed concerts and pop-up appearances around the region throughout July and August including performances at Ontario Beach; along the Erie Canal at Pittsford and Brockport; I-Square in Irondequoit; and The 5 in Downtown Rochester.

Tickets for July concerts may be purchased at RPO.org or by phone: 585.454.2100. For the complete line-up, and up-to-date information on COVID safety policies and protocols, visit RPO.org

The RPO 21/22 Season is sponsored by M & T Bank and Rochester Regional Health. 21/22 Pops Season Sponsors are Canandaigua National Bank and Trust and Wegmans. Support for RPO Outdoors is made possible in part by the New York State Council on Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Constellation Brands, Simcona Electronics Corporation in honor of Louis Iacona, Howard Hanna (Brighton Office), the New York State Canal Corporation, Howard Hanna (Irondequoit Office), and Media Sponsor WARM 101.3

 

2021 RPO Outdoors Summer Series

July Concerts

 

June 26, 2021 @ 10am and 11:30am
RPO OUTDOORS: KIDS CONCERT
DAWN LIPSON CANALSIDE STAGE AT THE JCC

Bring the little ones to our fantastic and kid-friendly concerts at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC of Rochester! Enjoy one of Rochester’s newest outdoor venues as your RPO’s Marimba Band performs for family audiences.

Tickets: $15 (adults), $8 (children).  Purchase all 3 Kids Concerts for $40 (adults) and $20 (children)

 

July 3, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
RED, WHITE AND BOOM!
CMAC

William Waldrop, conductor

Enjoy stirring Sousa spectaculars and inspiring anthems as your RPO performs some of your favorite red, white and blue melodies to celebrate America’s birthday, complete with fireworks!

Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com

 

 

July 7, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
RPO @ ONTARIO BEACH PARK

Herb Smith, conductor

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join your RPO for a FREE concert at the beach!

FREE

 

July 9 & 10, 2021 @ 7:30pm
SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS

Jeff Tyzik, Conductor
Byron Stripling, vocals & trumpet

PERINTON CENTER STAGE AMPHITHEATER

The good times roll with music from New Orleans natives like Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong. From street parades in the French Quarter to late-night jams in the city’s famed clubs, you’ll enjoy this concert as it transforms into an unforgettable New Orleans-style celebration with Byron Stripling leading the way!

Tickets: $40 (Premium seats), $24, and $15 (Children under 17 and students)

(RPO 21/22 Subscribers save 10% – 15%)

 

July 16, 2021 @ 7:00PM
SUMMER MELODIES

Larry Loh,
conductor

DAWN LIPSON CANALSIDE STAGE AT THE JCC

Bring your friends and family and enjoy your RPO in one of the newest outdoor venues in town! Larry Loh conducts an evening of light classics at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC of Rochester.

Tickets: $25 (adults), $15 (children under 17)

(21/22 RPO Subscribers save 10% – 15%)

 

July 17, 2021 @ 7:30pm
RPO OUTDOORS @ BRISTOL MOUNTAIN

Larry Loh, Conductor

Bring your friends and family and enjoy your RPO in the heart of the Finger Lakes! Larry Loh conducts an evening of delightful music at Bristol Mountain.

Tickets: $25 (adults), $12 (children under 17)

(21/22 RPO Subscribers save 10% – 15%)

 

July 22 & 23, 2021 @ 7:30PM
NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Shayna Steele, vocals

PERINTON CENTER STAGE AMPHITHEATER

International vocal powerhouse and Broadway star Shayna Steele returns to Rochester with her eclectic style of soul and blues honoring Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Aretha Frankin, and more.

Tickets: $40 (Premium seats), $24, and $15 (Children under 17 and students)

(RPO 21/22 Subscribers save 10% – 15%)

 

July 25, 2021 @ 1pm and 2:30pm
RPO OUTDOORS: KIDS CONCERT

DAWN LIPSON CANALSIDE STAGE AT THE JCC

Our “fantastic” and kid-friendly concert series at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC of Rochester continues! (Series concludes in August)

Tickets: $15 (adults), $8 (children).

Purchase all 3 Kids Concerts for $40 (adults) and $20 (children)

 

July 28, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
RPO @ PITTSFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Bring your friends and family and enjoy your RPO in beautiful downtown Pittsford! Matthew Kraemer conducts a FREE concert at Pittsford’s Community Library.

FREE


Further concerts in August and September to be announced.

 

ABOUT THE RPO

Founded in 1922 by George Eastman, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music. A cultural leader in Rochester, the RPO presents approximately 150 concerts and broadcasts a year, and serves nearly 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Music Director Andreas Delfs joins the ranks of former notable RPO music directors, including Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman, Mark Elder, and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, now in his 28th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. The RPO offers a wide variety of educational, outreach and engagement programs serving more than 25,000 including over 15,000 youth through its school-specific education programs. The RPO is a member of the League of American Orchestras.

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