RIT and Eastman School of Music Introduce Community to Classical Music

Summer workshop examines works of Felix Mendelssohn and Joseph Haydn




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Rochester Institute of Technology and the Eastman School of Music are offering summer reading workshops to assist the public in learning more about classical music and the seminal works of two of the genre’s most well-known composers, Felix Mendelssohn and Joseph Haydn.

The Summer Reading Orchestra and Eastman-Rochester Summer Sings offer community members the opportunity to participate in “read-throughs” of classical pieces with the assistance of RIT and Eastman faculty. This year’s programs will focus on the works of Felix Mendelssohn, in honor of his 200th birthday, and Joseph Haydn, in honor of the 200th anniversary of his death.

The workshops will take place Monday and Tuesday evenings during the month of July and are free and open to the public. For more information about the program, visit the RIT Orchestra Web site or contact Michael Ruhling at 475-2014 or Michael.ruhling@rit.edu.

WHAT: Summer Reading Orchestra and Eastman-Rochester Summer Sings

WHO: Rochester Institute of Technology and Eastman School of Music

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27 (RIT Music Rehearsal Room, basement of Student Alumni Union, RIT campus); 7:30 p.m. July 14 and 28 (Eastman School’s Kilbourne Hall, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester