Recently, Dr. David Harman, the music director for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO); Susan Basu, its manager and I sat down with Sarah Lentini, the editor and publisher of Metropolitan Magazine, a gorgeous quarterly publication of the Arts & Cultural Council of Rochester. Sarah is also the president and CEO of this local, not-for-profit organization.
The conversation was engaging and from it the idea came to do a piece on Dr. Harman and the RPYO, as this is the 40th season of this amazing orchestra. (The RPYO is comprised of about 100 stellar musicians from grades eight to 12 from around the greater Rochester area.)
Sarah has written a beautiful piece on pages 20 and 21. If you are out and about and can pick up a copy, please do. And…if you are interested in seeing the RPYO perform, the next chance will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6th at Eastman Theatre. This concert will include a side-by-side concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Christopher Seaman guest conducting. For more information, visit www.rpyo.org or call 585.454.7311, x224.