image002This year, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops is celebrating Veteran’s Day in a huge, no, make that giga-way!  They’ll be performing a special patriotic tribute to our men and women in the armed services at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.

Enjoy the sensational sounds of RPO’s Pops, conducted by Jeff Tyzik as they perform a musical salute to our men and women serving this country.  They’ll also be welcoming special guests, trumpeter Byron Stripling and the Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale who will join them in the patriotic tribute.

And if you’re there, you’ll be part of history in the making!  The City of Rochester will create a brilliant, arena-wide GigaPan Photo of the event that will be on the City’s website the next day so you can share it with friends and loved ones around the globe.  They’ll be able to zoom in on sections of the crowd and find you there at this Veteran’s Day Celebration with the RPO Pops!  This technology first received worldwide notice when David Bergman used gigaphoto technology to photograph President Obama’s Inaugural Address.

Are you a Veteran?  If so, you can pick up free tickets to this event! 1,500 FREE Tickets are available for Veterans through the Veterans Outreach Center at 455 South Avenue. Call 546-3524. Limit 4 per family while supplies last.

For non-veterans, $5 Tickets are are available at the RPO & Blue Cross Arena Box Offices and at Stars and Stripes Store 455 South Ave. Or online at and ($3.50 Ticketmaster fee)

The Blue Cross arena is located at 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester. FREE PARKING is available in the Court Street Garage.

image001This event is part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration and is sponsored by Nothnagle Realtors, First Niagara Bank, Rochester Area Chevy Dealers, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, VisitRochester and Junior Achievement of Rochester.


With special thanks to Skeeter Harris of Mac Village Productions for sharing insights about Gigapan technology.  Skeeter will be shooting the gigapan photography at the Blue Cross arena.  For another amazing gigapan shot, see Mac Village Productions’ image of the High Falls Area of Rochester.

Images courtesy The City of Rochester.