Baritone Aaron Bigeleisen has won several local and national competitions for young singers, appeared on NPR's "From the Top," sang the national anthem at the White House as a presidential scholar in the arts — and he just graduated from high school. Bigeleisen also won the Rochester Philharmonic League's Young Artist Auditions Special Award and a chance to perform with the RPO. He will do just that on July 11 in a concert at Temple B'rith Kodesh, singing Mozart's "Non piu andrai" ("The Marriage of Figaro") and the American song "Shenandoah." Matthew Kraemer leads the orchestra in operatic, ballet, and Broadway selections by Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, Irving Berlin, and other composers. Also this weekend, the RPO offers its 90th Anniversary Gala, a Roaring 20's-themed evening with music from the orchestra led by Jeff Tyzik, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and lots more (Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center; $200/ticket).
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. $25-$30. 244-7060, rpo.org.