RIT Orchestra Performs Spring Concert May 4

A Q-and-A with composer Ethan Haimo will precede the free concert; a pre-concert presentation will be held May 3 as part of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival

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The RIT Orchestra will celebrate spring with a repertoire invoking chaos and creation.

The free performance will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The RIT Orchestra’s Spring Concert will consist of Joseph Haydn’s “Representation of Chaos” from The Creation, Ethan Haimo’s Symphony for Orchestra (1998) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, Emperor.

A question-and-answer session with composer Ethan Haimo will be held 45 minutes before the event. The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s last and most monumental piano concerto, the famous “Emperor” Concerto in E-flat, featuring Tamari Gurevich as soloist.

The RIT Orchestra is conducted by Michael Ruhling, an associate professor of fine arts and music at RIT. Ruhling and members of the RIT Orchestra will give a pre-concert presentation to the public at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in Ingle Auditorium as part of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

For more information, contact Michael Ruhling at michael.ruhling@rit.edu.