RIT Orchestra

RIT Orchestra - 2015-2016 Season

The Nutcracker and other favorites.

Our plans have changed for the fall. We have been asked by the New York State Ballet to perform in their production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker this December, at RIT's Panara Theater. So the entire fall semester will be dedicated to that marvelous and colorful piece, plus one or two others. Performance dates of The Nutcracker are Dec. 11-13. We will have two other concerts in the fall, which will include music from The Nutcracker, and Mozart's famous Serenade in G, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Winter repertoire and concerts have yet to be determined.

Because of the change in fall repertoire, we have also changed the audition excerpts (as of August 1). For information on registration and auditioning, please click here. Dates of concerts and other activities will be posted here as they are scheduled. Please check back.

Fall Performances
Friday, October 16, 5:15pm, Allen Chapel, RIT. Admission Free.
Brick City Weekend Mini-concert
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (select movements)
Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Saturday, October 31, 3:00pm, Vignelli Center, RIT. Admission Free.
Halloween Family Concert
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Performances of The Nutcracker, with New York State Ballet, Panara Theatre, RIT/NTID. Admission amount tbd. Ticket purchasing information will be posted here when it is available.
Friday, December 11, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2:00pm.

Spring Performances
Music of Shakespeare, in collaboration with New York State Ballet

New York State Ballet, RIT Orchestra, and Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers.
Ballet "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with music by Felix Mendelssohn.
Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, 2:00pm
Kodak Center for the Performing Arts, 210 West Ridge Road, Rochester
For tickets, go to http://www.newyorkstateballet.org/events.html.

For more information, contact music director Michael Ruhling (Michael.Ruhling@rit.edu)