When the call went out that the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra was going to do a concert side-by-side with non-professional musicians, 190 applications poured in from Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, New York City, and even Pennsylvania. The 115 musicians who were selected started their rehearsals for the concert of January 22. The program includes Liszt, Bizet, and Dvorak, and the concert will include additional selections by the RPO. Turns out it's not just the RPYO that gets to have all the fun.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs Wednesday, January 22, 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 60 Gibbs St. $5. 454-2100, rpo.org.