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 Rochester Chamber Orchestra

  Sunday concerts of uplifting music that will make your heart sing! 

  Since 1964, the Rochester Chamber Orchestra has become known for its valuable cultural
  and educational service to the Rochester community, offering the outstanding repertory of
  chamber orchestra music from the 17th century to the present, with special emphasis on
  reaching families and students. The RCO was established with encouragement and assistance
  of the major faculty at the Eastman School of Music, including director Dr. Howard Hanson,
  and the principal players of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. David Fetler, then on the
  Eastman School faculty, who also served as assistant conductor to Leopold Stokowski and
  the American Symphony Orchestra in New York, became the Music Director and Conductor.

  Of prime importance to the RCO is providing opportunities to the creative musical talent in the
  Rochester area, to composers and professional musicians.
The RCO has encouraged new
  works and commissions, presented numerous premieres. 
Among those premieres have been
  works by such composers as David Diamond, John LaMontaine (for Rochester's Sesquicentennial
  Celebration), Wayne Barlow, Timothy Sullivan, Kenneth Richmond, William Cahn of the Nexus
  Ensemble, David Evan Thomas and Alvin Parris.

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  Music director and conductor Dr. David Fetler, known for his highly imaginative
  concert programs, served as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski and the
  American Symphony Orchestra in New York.  A native of Riga, Latvia, David Fetler
  came to the United States at the age of twelve.  He studied at the Julliard School of Music,
  Westminster Choir College, Eastman School of Music and with Pierre Monteux.  For eight
  years he was the director of the Eastman Collegium Chamber Orchestra and Singers, and
  he currently directs both the Saint Paul Episcopal Choir in Rochester, New York and the
  Greece Symphony Orchestra.

  Dr. Fetler's interest in a wide variety of musical styles is evident in his innovative programming. 
  He brings brilliant instrumentalists and gifted vocalists together with music from many nations,
  styles and periods.  Each concert is a delight in its contrasts and its high level of artistic
  presentation.  Dr. Fetler and this talented orchestra, comprised of Rochester's finest
  instrumentalists, have fans of every age and musical interest. 


  Be notified of concert events!!
If you would like to receive advance notice of Rochester Chamber Orchestra events, call
  585.442.9778, or write to:
  Rochester Chamber Orchestra
  123 Inglewood Drive
  Rochester, NY 14619




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