Arild Remmereit conducted the Rochester Chamber Orchestra in a concert that was a special part of the Rochester Fringe Festival.
Ever since Maestro Remmereit arrived in Rochester, he has immersed himself in the city’s history, especially the legacies of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
Remmereit and the RCO, together with special guests, presented a program featuring music, art, the spoken word, and dance. Celebrating the spirit of Frederick Douglass, it included some of his writings from his newspaper, The North Star, that was published right here in Rochester.
The music included works by William Grant Still (known as the Dean of African-American composers), Rochester native Adolphus Hailstork, and Beth Denisch (of the Berklee College of Music). The concert featured soprano Leslie Fagan, Thomas Paul as narrator, and commentary by Rochester artists and community leaders.
Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall Show Date: Thursday, September 19, at 8:00 PM Fringe Festival Website: http://www.rochesterfringe.com/