Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 8:00pm

Pictured: The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Credit: Kurt Brownell

WXXI is proud to present the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2010-2011, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs its last season under the longest-serving Music Director in its history, Christopher Seaman  – set to air on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1 Mondays at 8 p.m., beginning on May 2. The widely-respected, British-born conductor has become an inspiration to the Rochester community and is recognized as having raised the artistic level of the RPO to its present excellence.

Critics have acclaimed Christopher Seaman’s recordings on the harmonia mundi label, and in 2009, Christopher led a triumphant gala concert celebrating major renovations to the orchestra’s performance hall, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. His third and final RPO recording project, featuring Vaughan Williams' London" Symphony and Serenade to Music, will be released on harmonia mundi in 2011. During this season, the orchestra will perform several major works with personal significance to Maestro Seaman such as Tchaikovsky’s Fourth, work of Mendelssohn and Brahms, Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s Fifth.

Host and producer Brenda Tremblay shares Seaman's stories and connections to the repertoire during the broadcasts, ending with Christopher’s final performance as Music Director in June of 2011.

For a complete schedule, visit WXXI.org/rpo 

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