Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
The RPO remains committed to providing an enriching experience to the community with live music of the highest artistic quality. They take tremendous pride in being a community provider of world-class music to audiences throughout the region.
Friday, October 28, at 7:30 pm
Please note that Parking Lot G, adjacent to the Tower Fine Arts Center, will only be available to RPO musicians. Please allow a few extra minutes to find parking in Lots D-1, F, or H.
With a program stretching from Beethoven to Princess Leia, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will appear in concert as part of the Fine Arts Series at SUNY Brockport. The orchestra, under the baton of Paul Shewan, will appear at the Tower Fine Arts Center, 180 Holley Street, Brockport, on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 7:30 pm.
The overtures are covered by Glinka’s “Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila” and Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza del Destino,” both of which are concert favorites. The symphonies are highlighted by movements from Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7 in A Major” and Dvorák’s “New World Symphony.” Princess Leia is featured in a movement from John Williams’ “Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra.”
Most impressive, perhaps, will be the performance of a movement from Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto in G Minor.” The piece itself has been popular in symphonic concert repertoire since its 1866 premiere. However, at the Brockport performance, the soloist will be Hilton High School senior Luke Pisani. Pisani studies violin with Shannon Nance, assistant concertmaster of the RPO. He has played with the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra for six seasons and served as concertmaster, conducting apprentice, and twice won the HYSO concerto competition.