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Contact: Nicole Philipp, 399-3680
December 2, 2010


Handel’s Messiah, December 9 and 11

Gala Holiday Pops, December 17 – 19

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, January 7 and 8

ROCHESTER – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has something for everyone this holiday season! 

On December 9 and 11, fitting for the grand opening weekend of the magnificent new Eastman School wing, the RPO, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and a quartet of acclaimed soloists bring back the splendid sounds of an iconic masterpiece, Handel’s Messiah.

The following weekend, Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik rings in the holiday season with Gala Holiday Pops.  The program features the RPO, the Festival High School Chorale and Rochester native Donna Lynne Champlin.  The concerts are December 17 – 19, with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday.  On Thursday, December 16 there is a special performance for Rochester Rotary Night.  Ticket purchases for this performance support the Rochester Rotary Charitable Programs of the Rotary Sunshine Campus and Rochester City Roberto Clemente School #8.

The RPO is extending the holiday season this year with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony January 7 and 8.  The program is filled with the return of all your Looney Tunes favorites on a giant screen as the RPO performs the music live!  On January 8 at 2 p.m. is a special orKIDStra event – the Wascally Wabbit Bugs Bunny returns for a special matinee performance for families!  Tickets to this performance start at $10.

To purchase tickets to RPO concerts, visit the RPO Box Office at 433 East Main Street, call 454.2100, go online to, or visit area Wegmans locations. 

Editors Please Note:

Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 at 8 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Seaman, Music Director
Rochester Oratorio Society, Eric Townell, director
Karen Clift, soprano
Krysty Swann, mezzo-soprano
Ryan MacPherson, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone

HANDEL Messiah

Thursday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. – Rochester Rotary Night
Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors
Donna Lynne Champlin, soprano
Campbell Family Band

Gala Holiday Pops

Friday, January 7 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 8 at 2 p.m. – Special orKIDStra event!
Saturday, January 8 at 8 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
George Daugherty, creator and conductor

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
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