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RPO Plays Looney Tunes

Rochester, N.Y., Apr. 10, 2006 – Join the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre for an afternoon of music from cartoon classics. Michael Butterman, Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair), leads the orchestra in an animated program that includes music from Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Barber of Seville Overture, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz and more. Ticketholders are invited to attend a complimentary Bagel Brunch beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium at Miller Center (formerly Eastman Place).

General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, students, subscribers & donors, available online 24/7 at, by phone (454-2100) and in person from the RPO Box Office, and at all Wegmans Video Departments. RPO Box Office Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (non-concert Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.). The Wegmans Video Department is open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. A convenience fee may apply.

The Casual Sunday Matinee Series is sponsored by the Democrat and Chronicle and Strong Health.

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.