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CLASSICAL | "An English Springtime" with the RPO


What better way to follow up a Rochester Lilac Festival than with a Rochester Philharmonic English Springtime? The RPO offers that opportunity this Sunday afternoon, in the orchestra's last Hochstein Performance Hall concert of the season. Guest conductor Daniel Meyer, who led the RPO in March's "Music and the Dance" concert, will return to lead this program of pleasing music from the green and pleasant land. They are aided by Concentus Women's Chorus — led by Gwendolyn Hall Gassler — which will perform British choral works from the 17th century (by Thomas Morley and Henry Purcell) and the 20th (Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams). The orchestra will also perform two classics by honorary Englishmen: a suite from Handel's "Water Music," and Haydn's "London" Symphony, his last and perhaps grandest.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents "An English Springtime" on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. $25.