University of Rochester

Life on the Fringe

First-ever Rochester Fringe Festival features unique blend of art, music

  • andaloop perform on the side of the HSBC Building

    Headliners Bandaloop perform on the side of the HSBC Building in downtown Rochester during the inaugural Rochester Fringe Festival.

  • andaloop perform on the side of the HSBC Building
  • musicians at Kodak Hall

    The Campbell Brothers open for the Harlem Gospel Choir at Eastman School of Music's Kodak Hall.

  • Harlem Gospel Choir performs

    The Harlem Gospel Choir performs to a packed house at Kodak Hall.

  • crowd giving a standing ovation

    The crowd in Kodak Hall gives the Harlem Gospel Choir a standing ovation after their performances.

  • dancer

    Laura Regna of Biodance performs with "On Tap," a blend of live contemporary jazz and classical music and local dance groups that performed in the Sproull Atrium of the Eastman School's Miller Center.

  • musicians perform

    Grace Woodworth, Colin Gordon, and Dave Chisholm perform with live dancers at "On Tap."

  • dancre

    Dancer Hanna Beach Chisolm performs with "On Tap."

  • dancers on stage at Christ Church

    Biodance premiered new dance works with the power of Sound ExChange's 30-member orchestra in a performance at Christ Church.

  • musicians and actors on stage

    Eastman School of Music students combined drama, music, and movement in "Hide the Moon," a reinvention of Oscar Wilde's scandalous 1891 play Salome.

  • jazz musicians perform

    Adrian DiMatteo and several rhythm players from the Eastman School of Music performed a night of jamming called "Peach Preserves."

  • Musician Peter Ferry performs at Hatch Recital Hall

    Musician Peter Ferry performs at Hatch Recital Hall, combining percussion with multimedia technology.

September 24, 2012
The University was among the sponsors of the first-ever First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, supporting more than 30 shows over five days.

Faculty, students, and alumni performed at numerous festival events and locations, and the University's Eastman School of Music hosted both students and faculty members and guest artists and ensembles. Headliners included the aerial dance troupe Bandaloop, comedian Patton Oswalt, and the Harlem Gospel Choir.