RIT Orchestra Presents ‘Handel and Haydn’

Annual spring concert features famous works of two influential composers

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The Rochester Institute of Technology Orchestra’s annual spring concert will feature famous works of two of classical music’s most influential composers. “Handel and Haydn” will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn and the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frederick Handel, with a program of their noted orchestral works.

The concert, conducted by Michael E. Ruhling, associate professor of music and director of the RIT Orchestra, includes the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, featuring RIT professor Jonathan Kruger, and Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F, featuring Rudy de Vos organist and choirmaster of Rochester’s St. Anne Church. It will conclude with a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G, the famed “Surprise” Symphony, from a new edition based on early London sources.

The event will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, May 11, at St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Michael Ruhling at michael.ruhling@rit.edu or 475-2014.

WHAT: “Handel and Haydn”

WHO: RIT Orchestra and St. Anne Church Choir

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday, May 11

WHERE: St. Anne Church, 1600 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester