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27Oct
27Oct

Live from Hochstein – RPO Marimba Band: A Concert of Premieres

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27 Oct, 2021 12:10 PM — 27 Oct, 2021 12:50 PM    50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester New York United States
Event summary
The RPO Marimba Band performs their own arrangements of Latin, pop, and jazz tunes on a wide array of melodic percussion instruments.
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Described as “one of the Rochester area’s unique and notable treasures” (SUNY Brockport’s The Stylus), the RPO Marimba Band was established in 1979 and is comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s current percussion section. The RPO Marimba Band performs their own arrangements of Latin, pop, and jazz tunes on a wide array of melodic percussion instruments such as marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, steel drum, and drum set. 

The program for this concert includes the band's arrangements of music by Sting, the Gipsy Kings, renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and Frank Zappa as well as selections from Riverdance, the French film Amelie, and a recording by Harry Belafonte. Read the online program notes.

Since their formation, the RPO Marimba Band has performed in venues throughout Western New York. The musicians include Andrew Bockman, Anthony Calabrese, Tom Nanni, Kyle Peters, Kristen Shiner McGuire, and Brian Stotz.

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical. Listen to the concert at WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, or online at https://www.classical915.org/.

* Proof of vaccination is required for audience members (children age 11 and under must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult). All patrons will be required to wear masks. Please refrain from bringing food/drink into the hall so that we can all remain masked.

See the full safety protocols at https://hochstein.org/Calendar/Live-from-Hochstein.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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    27 Oct, 2021 12:10 PM — 27 Oct, 2021 12:50 PM
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