Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Free Concert at RIT, Oct. 21




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The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs a “pops” concert at Rochester Institute of Technology in celebration of the university's 175th anniversary. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center is free and open to the public.

Jeff Tyzik conducts the RPO in an evening of popular hits and film music, including music from Harry Potter and Star Wars.

“Millions of people listen to classical music and never realize it,” says David Perlman, RIT professor emeritus and producer of the Cultural Spotlight Series which also brings the RPO to campus, referring to the scores of music written for movies that often use symphony orchestras to play them. “The great impact of such music is the huge range of emotion that it can convey.”

To get free general admission tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: RIT 175th Anniversary Concert, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 108 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14604 or pick them up in person at the RPO box office.

On concert day, tickets will be available at the Gordon Field House box office after 3 p.m., subject to availability.