Rochester, NY -- The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is headed back to Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly three decades next spring, and the orchestra says it's a chance for hometown fans to show their spirit in the Big Apple.
RPO President Charles Owens says music lovers who make the trip will be provided with lilac-colored flags to wave at the RPO performance during the Spring for Music festival in May.
The RPO is one of six orchestras from around North America that will be giving concerts. It will perform the opera "Merry Mount," composed by former Eastman School of Music Director Howard Hanson.
Buffalo native Michael Christie (pictured) will conduct the RPO.
Travel packages are available, and preview performances are planned for April at Kodak Hall.