Music Director Ward Stare will conduct the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend during its two annual Fourth of July concerts. On Friday, the RPO will perform a program of patriotic favorites — including Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" — during a blow-out performance at CMAC. The concert will conclude with a fireworks display over the CMAC lawn. Then on Saturday, the RPO will provide the music on the Main Street Bridge before the City of Rochester's annual fireworks display over downtown.
The RPO will perform Friday, July 3, at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sand Drive, Canandaigua. 8 p.m. $10-$39. The July 4 performance is free. rpo.org.