Rita May Vice President,
RSO Board of Directors

Aug. 28, 2019
(Rochester, MI) The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will provide an opportunity for guild members and their guests to hear first-hand the plans for RSO’s 2019/2020 concert season. A kick-off luncheon, featuring RSO Music Director Bill Milicevic, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11:15 am to 2 pm, at the Royal Park Hotel Conservatory, located at 600 E. University Drive in Rochester. Cost for the luncheon is $27 a person (make checks payable to Rochester Symphony Guild).

To reserve your seat for this event, or obtain more information, call 248.652.8534.

Dr. Alex Hayashi

Dr. Alex Hayashi

The 2019/2020 season begins Friday, Sept. 27, with classical music featuring Brahms Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor, along with works by Mozart and Rossini. The evening includes a special guest performance by Dr. Alex Hayashi on oboe. He will perform Mozart’s Oboe Concerto K.314 in C major and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor.

Dr. Hayashi received degrees in oboe performance from the University of Nevada and the University of Michigan. An adjunct professor at Western Michigan University, he conducts master classes throughout the country and abroad, and has an extensive performance record as an oboist. He has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Hayashi also has performed in Japan, Austria, Switzerland and the British Isles.

The RSO’s first concert of the season entitled “Legends Old as Time” will take place on Sept. 27 at 8 pm, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester.

For a schedule of all RSO concerts for the upcoming season, visit

Throughout the year, RSO features concerts by noted guest artists and soloists as well as educational and outreach programs in the community, including the annual Young Artist Competition, which the orchestra has held since 1982. The mission of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the cultural experiences available in the Greater Rochester area through excellence in symphonic music.