RIT Holds a Week of Musical Performances, Nov. 3-10




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Music flourishes at Rochester Institute of Technology with a series of public performances in November.

The November Intermezzo will showcase student and faculty talent from the music department in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts. The series will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, with a performance by the RIT Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Kruger, assistant professor of music, and guest musician and jazz trumpeter John Sneider. Kruger will debut two new pieces, “Bossa Contrapunctus,” written for his RIT colleague Carl Atkins and performed by Atkins and Sneider, and “Big Dave,” written for Sneider. Admission to the Nov. 3 performance is $3 for students and $5 for faculty, staff and the general public. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The week of music will continue at RIT with free performances by:

  • The RIT Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6
  • RIT Choral Ensembles at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 9, with a reception to follow
  • The RIT Philharmonia at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10

    All performances will be held in Ingle Auditorium of the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus.

    Approximately 300 students from a variety of majors at RIT perform in one of the ensembles, earning credit towards their fine arts requirement or music minor, and offsetting their studies with a creative outlet.

    “Most students on campus are involved with some extracurricular activity to balance their major, ” Kruger says. “We’re seeking an opportunity to continue their musical interest from high school to college and to encourage their support of the arts after college.”

    For more information, contact Peggy Noll at 475-6095.