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City Presents Free RPO Ensemble Concerts and Full Orchestra Concert

The City of Rochester and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) present the “Around the Town” free outdoor concert series throughout the month of July, starting Tuesday, July 9, at locations around the city, giving city residents the opportunity to enjoy classical music in the summer weather.

The free neighborhood ensemble shows will take place every Tuesday in July at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • July 9: Southeast Neighborhood, Park Avenue Green (Park & Barrington)

  • Rain location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave.

  • July 16: Southwest Neighborhood, Susan B. Anthony Square, 31 Madison St.

  • * Rain location: Susan B. Anthony Carriage House rear building, 19 Madison St.

  • July 23: Northwest Neighborhood, Maplewood Rose Garden Pavilion, 24 Driving Park Ave.

  • Rain location: Edgerton Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St.

  • July 30: Northeast Neighborhood, Northeast Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center lawn, 500 Norton St.

  • Rain location: David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St.

In addition to the neighborhood ensemble shows, the RPO’s “Under the Stars” full orchestra will perform for free at Parcel 5 (285 E. Main St.) on Friday, July 12, rain or shine. Gates open at 6 p.m., the Flower City Pride Band will play an opening performance at 6:45 p.m. and the RPO will take the stage at 8 p.m. Food trucks will be available. Attendees can enjoy an evening of music from film classics under the night sky, conducted by Jherrard Hardeman.

Neighborhood partners have enhanced this year’s concert series with their co-promotion, support, and creative energy. Those include the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association, Park Avenue Neighbors and Park Avenue Merchants Association, Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance, and Maplewood Neighborhood Association.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.


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