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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

On Record with Jeff Tyzik


How do you commemorate a Silver Anniversary? If you're Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, you throw a musical party! This week, Jeff celebrates his 25 years as the Principal Pops Conductor of your RPO in a Philharmonics concert that includes one Bernstein work and two by Jeff himself: his 2016 Jazz Violin Concerto written for Juliana Athayde (who will solo) and IMAGES: Musical Impressions of an Art Gallery, written in 2012 for celebrate the Memorial Art Gallery. Jeff chatted with Julia Figueras about his quarter of a century with the RPO, his journey as a composer, and which movement of IMAGES touches him most deeply.

A Strong Memorial baby and Greece Arcadia grad, Julia Figueras is the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI-FM. She is also the producer and host for the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.