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RPO Up Close: John Sullivan

John Sullivan Violin Years with the RPO: 28 Years playing violin: 45 Best part of the job: I like to experience the collective energy of all my colleagues and all the textures and colors and emotions that come up. I ...

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RPO Up Close: Melissa Matson

Melissa Matson Principal viola Years with the RPO: 25 Years on viola: Since I was 12 Lives in: Honeoye Falls Outside of work: I tutor math and English at a city school and enjoy fabric dying and screen printing. Favorite ...

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Musical milestones: the orchestra’s growth

With dazzling threads, the history of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. weaves an intricate pattern. Over the decades, its music, concerts and artists have left an indelible mark not only in Rochester, but beyond the area. Here is a quick ...

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RPO Up Close: Sabina Slepecki

Sabina Slepecki Violin Years with the RPO: 36 Years playing violin: 45 Best part of the job: I like to make music; when I am surrounded by excellent musicians, it is even better. You have a great conductor to look ...

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Setting the stage before the curtain rises

From concept to execution, a lot of thought goes into planning a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert. As director of artistic operations for the orchestra, Andy Cassano is responsible for booking musicians. But he never acts alone. “Roughly two years in ...

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RPO Up Close: Erik Behr

Erik Behr Principal oboe Years with the RPO: First season Years playing oboe: 16 For fun: Golf, watching sports and cooking Favorite way to spend an evening: Staying home and cooking a great meal with a good bottle of wine ...

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RPO Up Close: Wesley Nance & Shannon Nance

Wesley Nance Trumpet Years with the RPO: 23 Years playing trumpet: 29 Favorite part of your job: Getting to go to work every day with my wife, Shannon, and playing in a trumpet section with guys I went to Eastman ...

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Eyeing the future, RPO takes a fresh approach

The RPO is in month seven of the final year of a three-year strategic growth plan, and CEO Charles Owens is talking shop. Owens joined the orchestra six months ago from the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut. He is rebuilding the ...

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RPO history is rich with artistic excellence

Rochester’s stature on the international music scene belies the city’s size. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has seen to that. What is known today as Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. has long had dual purposes-to entertain and to educate the people of Rochester. ...

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RPO’s mission is to enrich our community musically

When Browncroft Discovery Preschool students recently learned how to pluck a viola’s strings and hold its bow, they joined legions of Rochesterians who have received community education from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. RPO founder George Eastman would be proud, given ...

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Engineering awards

The Rochester Engineering Society next month will honor leadership and excellence in engineering. It has selected the finalists for its annual Engineer of the Year Award and its new Young Engineer of the Year Award. The awards are given to ...

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Society to honor top engineers in Rochester area

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Santosh Kurinec Rochester Institute of Technology By JANICE B. PIETERSE Growing up in New Delhi, India, Santosh Kurinec would visit the U.S. Information Service office and read magazines such as Science Today and Scientific American, fascinated ...

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE/WELLNESS CENTERS

AAIR Research Center 300 Meridian Centre, Suite 305 Rochester, N.Y. 14618 Contact: John Condemi M.D. 442-1980 / Fax: 442-1585 E-mail: research@aair.info Web site: www.aair.info Absolute Yoga & Wellness (Two locations in Rochester and Perinton) 20 Falling Brook Road Fairport, N.Y. ...

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Sacrifice, dedication drive nurse’s career

Her 32-year career in nursing is a calling for Gail Ferris-Cowie, and one for which she has sacrificed. Ferris-Cowie is nurse manager at the Pluta Cancer Center. Her superiors say she has a compassionate leadership approach that cannot be taught. ...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Accord Mediation Services (Four locations) 1100 University Ave., Suite 124 Rochester, N.Y. 14607 Contact: Carolyn Bryson, executive director 461-2654 / Fax: 461-3146 E-mail: cbryson@accordmediates.com Web site: www.accordmediates.com BJ Mann Mediation Services 1121 S. Winton Road Rochester, N.Y. 14618 Contact: BJ ...

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