RPO presents free summer ensemble concerts

Small ensemble groups like this one, made up of RPO musicians, are taking part in the Around the Town summer concert series on Tuesday nights through Aug. 1.

The City of Rochester and the RPO are presenting a four free concerts this summer as part of the Around the Town Neighborhood Ensemble Concert Series.

The shows are happening on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. through Aug. 1, featuring various ensembles made up of RPO musicians, rather than the entire RPO.

Dr. Neil Scheier from the Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance and Craig Sutherland, RPO tuba player, joined us on Good Day Rochester to explain what's happening at the shows and why they're part of the RPO's community outreach initiative.


July 11- RPO Jazz Trio at Susan B. Anthony Square (31 Madison Street). Rain location: The DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments (33 Litchfield Street).

July 18- RPO Brass Quintet at the corner of Joseph & Clifford Avenues, followed by performances of the Garth Fagan Youth Dance Ensemble and the Rochester Latino Theatre Company. Rain location: Avenue D R-Center, 200 Avenue D.

July 25: RPO Brass Quintet at Barrington Park (aka Park Avenue Green, on corner of Barrington Street & Park Avenue) in conjunction with neighborhood’s annual Cops and Dogs event (hot dog cookout with members of the Rochester Police Department). Rain location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave.

Aug. 1- RPO Marimba Band at Maplewood Rose Garden (250 Maplewood Avenue). Rain location: Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St.

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