Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Marimba Band

Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Marimba Band

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

RPO Marimba Band

Don't miss “one of the Rochester area’s unique and notable treasures" perform during this free noontime concert.

Established in 1979 by Bill and Ruth Cahn and John Beck, RPO Marimba Band is comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's current Percussion Section. The band continues a half-century of tradition that was established in the 1950s by the Eastman School of Music's “Marimba Masters”. Specializing in music written and arranged for melodic percussion instruments, the RPO Marimba Band primarily features Ragtime Xylophone pieces and novelty music from the early decades of the 20th century, many Latin and Jazz tunes, and performs on a Xylophone, two Marimbas, Vibraphone, Steel Drum, Drum Set, and various percussion instruments. The RPO Marimba Band performs Thursday, June 13 at 12:10 p.m. in High Falls.

The High Falls Business Association has once again teamed up with the Hochstein School of Music & Dance and WXXI to present Hochstein at High Falls, a noontime summer concert series.The series includes ten outdoor concerts Thursday afternoons at 12:15pm during June, July and August. Weather permitting, they will be held in the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and will feature a diverse mix of musical artists and instructors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or  pick up a great lunch area restuarants (like La Luna, Caribbean Chateau, and Fina's Cafe). Each performance runs approximately 45 minutes.