The 2010/11 season marks the 40th anniversary of the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO), a symphony orchestra comprised of 100 dedicated young musicians in grades eight through 12 from around the greater Rochester area. Led by music director Dr. David Harman, the RPYO will perform its final concert of the season at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15th at Hale Auditorium, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. in Rochester.
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.)
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