Arild Remmereit will conduct Rochester Chamber Orchestra on Feb. 24

06:40 AM, Feb 01, 2013

Arild Remmereit, who was fired as music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct the Rochester Chamber Orchestra on Feb. 24. Here, he leaves a meeting of supporters on Jan. 10. (SHAWN DOWD/staff photographer)/


Written By Stuart Low | Staff writer

If you go

What: Arild Remmereit leads the Rochester Chamber Orchestra in a program of Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 and string works by Grieg.
Where: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave.
When: 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
Admission: $35 until Feb. 14, $50 afterward ($20 for students). Purchase tickets at rochesterchamberorchestra.org or at Wegmans.

Arild Remmereit will again take the baton in Rochester this month.

Remmereit, who was fired as music director by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra board on Jan. 24, will conduct a Feb. 24 concert by the Rochester Chamber Orchestra — an ensemble that includes many RPO members. This special event, at 3 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., will feature music by Haydn, Mozart and Grieg.

It came about unexpectedly. On Jan. 10, David Fetler, the chamber orchestra’s conductor, spoke at a supporters’ rally for Remmereit at the downtown Central Library. A few days later, he got a call from another person who spoke at the rally — RPO violinist John Sullivan.

He said, ‘I’ve got good news for you,’” recalls Fetler. “Some of Arild’s supporters are eager to sponsor a concert. They’re very enthusiastic about doing it.”

The tribute — financed by a group called Friends of Arild Remmereit, Nocon & Associates and Ameriprise Private Weath Advisory Practice — also will serve as a benefit for the chamber orchestra.

Tickets are $35 until Feb. 14, and $50 after that. Student tickets are $20, and a patron level seat is $100. For tickets, go to rochesterchamberorchestra.org or call (585) 442-9778.