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Rochester Philharmonic Pops Season Kicks Off with Cirque Returns!

ROCHESTER, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) kicks off the 2011-2012 Pops Season with Cirque Returns! on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 

The acrobats from Cirque de la Symphonie “drop” into the theatre for an all-new performance to the music of John Williams, Dvoƙák, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, and Sibelius.  Cirque de la Symphonie artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen.  Each of their performances is uniquely choreographed to the hall.

To purchase tickets ($15 – $90) to this or other RPO events, visit the Eastman Theatre Box Office, call 454.2100, go online to, or visit area Wegmans locations.  Pit seats are still available!

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Series is sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank and Fibertech Networks.  Opening Weekend: Cirque Returns! is sponsored by Key Bank.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

WILLIAMS                            “The Flight to Neverland” from Hook
SAINT-SAËNS                    Danse macabre
KHACHATURIAN               "Dance of the Rose Maidens" from Gayane
KHACHATURIAN               “Hopak” from Gayane
KHACHATURIAN               “Lezghinka” from Gayane
ARNOLD                             Four Scottish Dances
TCHAIKOVSKY                  Waltz from the Suite from Sleeping Beauty
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV        Selections from Capriccio espagnol
ABREU                                Tico-Tico No Fubá
WILLIAMS                           Selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Suite for Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY                  Waltz from the Suite from Swan Lake, Op. 20a
DVORAK                             Slavonic Dances
SMETANA                           Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
SIBELIUS                           Finlandia