News Release - Joint International Sister Cities Youth Orchestra Concert to be Performed Live Over the Internet Sunday

City of Rochester - International Sister Cities of Rochester

News Release

Friday, January 31, 2014 

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance Youth Symphony Orchestra and its counterpart in Rochester’s newest sister city, Alytus, Lithuania, will present a joint public concert, live over the Internet, at the Cultural Life Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Chili, on Sunday, February 2 at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, free for students and children.

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren will exchange greetings with Alytus Mayor Jurgis Krasnickas to open the concert, as will the United States and Lithuanian ambassadors.

This groundbreaking cultural event, initiated by the Alytus-Rochester Sister Cities Committee, celebrates the 5th anniversary of the sister cities relationship approved by the Rochester City Council in 2009. More than 160 young musicians of the Alytus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Svajone, from the Alytus Music School, and the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra from the Hochstein School of Music and Dance will perform classical and contemporary selections, including their respective national anthems.

In this live streaming over Internet concert, the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra here in Rochester will perform on stage while, at the same time, on screen behind the orchestra, the audience will see the Alytus Youth Symphony Orchestra performing from Lithuania. The same will occur in Lithuania. This concert is the first of its kind in both Rochester and Lithuania.


News Media: For further information, contact Rochester’s International Sister Cities Program Coordinator Michael Leach at 585-694-2597 or