Ward Stare's been getting most of the RPO-related media love lately, but we're happy to offer some to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's multitalented Jeff Tyzik. He starts the RPO Pops season this weekend by conducting that pops-concert programming staple, the salute to Broadway — here called "Broadway's Golden Age and Beyond." The program ranges from George M. Cohan to Andrew Lloyd Webber, with tuneful stops at Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Lerner and Loewe, and Marvin Hamlisch, to name a few. It adds up to a pleasing array of beloved American music, in the able hands of Tyzik, the RPO, and vocalists Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Broadway's Golden Age and Beyond," Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. $16-$92. 454-2100, rpo.org