November 2017: Sinfonietta Extraordinaire

The orchestra gets intimate for a concert featuring some of the best  repertoire for chamber music.  Elegant Mozart, approachable Bach, graceful Copland, we get to see lesser well known sides to some of our most cherished composers. 

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No .4
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring
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October 2017: Beethoven and Friends

Join us as we explore music by some of Beethoven's most famous friends as well as his friendliest, most joyful symphony. We welcome back Rochester's own famous friend, pianist Horacio Nuguid, for a raucous romp on a favorite British patriotic tune.

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D ("Miracle")
Ries: Grand Variations on Rule Britannia
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A
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April 2017: Journey Through Space

Our season finale reaches to the stars with a symphonic celebration of all things celestial. Immerse yourself in the beauty, mythology and mystery of the sun, moon and stars. Williams' Star Wars Suite tops this musical journey of interstellar proportions.

Holst: The Planets
Nielsen: Helios Overture
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Williams: Star Wars Suite
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March 2017: An Opera Affair

Every heart will be pounding as the most dramatic moments of opera pour out one after another: the greatest wedding, grandest coronation, holiest hymn, rowdiest barn dance, and wildest party. Top area soloists join our Chorale for the best night at the opera Rochester has ever heard.

Mozart: portions of Le Nozze di Figaro
Verdi: Va pensiero from Nabucco
Wagner: Intro to Act III & Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
Wagner: Apotheosis of Hans Sachs from Die Meistersinger
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Mascagni: Intermezzo & Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
Copland: Stomp Your Foot & The Promise of Living from The Tender Land
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
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February 2017: From Death to Life

Explore the triumphant and tragic pathways between life and death as pianist Andrew Staupe joins us for an unconventional program filled with life's deepest emotions. Liszt, Strauss and Beethoven impart to us chants of death, celebrations of life and reflections on heavenly encounters.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Liszt: Totentanz
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
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