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Summer Sway: Dance Music from Around the World

For Immediate Release:  May 1, 2017

Media Contact:  Sally Cohen, 585-749-1795, [email protected]

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Summer Sway: Dance Music from Around the World

RPO with Ward Stare at CMAC on Saturday, July 22



Rochester, NY –  Perfect for a summer’s evening! Relax and recharge with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY  14424) on Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Led by RPO Music Director Ward Stare, Summer Sway: Dance Music from Around the Worldwill feature beloved dance favorites from around the world – from Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story and Johann Strauss’ famous waltzes, to Piazzolla’s Tango and the Emerald Isle’s Riverdance.  


“I look forward to returning to CMAC for the third year in a row with the RPO with another great program,” says Stare. “It’s a wonderful summertime venue and the Finger Lakes audiences are always great. I especially enjoy seeing so many families enjoying music together.”


Ticket prices range from $15-$45 (before fees), and children 18 and under are free under the shell (excluding table seating) and on the lawn (limit 2 child tickets per 1 adult ticket purchased). Presale tickets are available to RPO subscribers and donors starting Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the public next Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased at, by calling 800-745-3000, and at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office (One War Memorial Square). For questions, please call the RPO Patron Services Center at 585-454-2100.


Summer Sway: Dance Music from Around the Worldis sponsored by Constellation Brands, and the 2016/17 RPO season is presented by Dawn and Jacques Lipson. Please visit for all RPO concerts, and view the 2017 CMAC line-up and show announcements at


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 140 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 160,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Recently appointed 12th 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 has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his 23-year tenure with the RPO. With Michael Butterman as Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair), the RPO reaches more than 22,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.


The Friends of Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (F-CMAC) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life in the community through arts, culture and education.


Media please note: high-resolution images are available, and interviews as well as photo/footage opportunities can be arranged.