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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pays Tribute to Music Titans Nat & Natalie King Cole

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2020

Media Contact:
Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière, 454-7311 x266





Rochester, NY — Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) celebrate the unforgettable legacies of Nat & Natalie King Cole in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this Valentine’s Day Weekend. The concerts are Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Guest vocalists, and Rochester favorites, Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels bring the music of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole in Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie. Each Cole put their individual stamp on the jazz and pop music of their day, winning multiple GRAMMYs along the way. Celebrate Nat’s 100th birthday and honor this incredible father/daughter duo whose musical style and undeniable talent continues to influence the best musicians today.

Single tickets start at $24 and can be purchased online at or by calling the RPO’s Patron Services Center at 454-2100.

The 2019/20 Season is presented by M&T Bank and Rochester Regional Health – The Lipson Cancer Institute. The 2019/20 Pops Series is presented by Canandaigua National Bank & Trust and Wegmans.

Friday, February 14th 8 p.m. & Saturday, February 15th 8 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Denzal Sinclaire, vocals
Dee Daniels, vocals

Selections include:
Mona Lisa, by Ray Evans and Jay Livingstone
Route 66, by Bobby Troup
Love, by Milt Gabler and Bert Kaempfert
This Will Be
, by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy
by Irving Gordon


The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) 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 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. 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, now in his 26th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. The RPO reaches more than 15,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.