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  University Reception at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
  September 27, 2013

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Magic Crystal Spiegeltent
Corner of Gibbs and Main Streets
Downtown Rochester

University Reception
at the
First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival


Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD)
Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President, University Dean


Erica Fee ’98
Festival Producer


Sylvie Beaudette ’93E (DMA)
Assistant Professor, Eastman School of Music
Last year's debut of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival attracted more than 33,000 people to downtown Rochester for a multi-arts festival the likes of which they'd never seen before in Upstate, NY. While the first Fringe featured more than 180 performances in 21 venues over five days, the upcoming second edition ---- once again produced by alumna Erica Fee '98---has blossomed to more than 360 performances in 28 venues over 10 days!

Enjoy Fringe 2013 in a very special way - with Rochester alumni, students, parents, and friends at a reception held inside the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent! This lavish and rare "Magic Mirror Tent" from Belgium dates back to the turn of the century and is made of oak, velvet, mirrors and stained glass. This unique venue is making its North American debut at the Fringe, and will house the world-premiere Cirque du Fringe show ---- a magical variety production that will amaze and amuse with 11 different national acts.

The reception is $15 and includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash beer and wine bar. Advance registration is required. Please note that individual show tickets will not be available at our reception and must be purchased separately.

*If anyone in your party has dietary restrictions of which we should be aware, please notify us at the number below.

Please register below or if questions call 877.635.4672 or 585.273.5888.

Fringe Festival Friday Highlights

Did you know that a number of University student groups, faculty, and alumni are involved in the Fringe Festival? Below are some Friday highlights of UR-related performances for your interest. Click on the show's title to learn more and to purchase tickets. For a complete listing of University-affiliated performances, please click here.

Dupre On Krol
Featuring a piano trio from the Eastman School of Music
5:15 p.m.
Gibbs Street Main Stage

Anomaly: BIODANCE, Sound ExChange, and W.M. Harris
Featuring Missy Pfohl Smith, Director of the Program of Dance and Movement at UR, and students from the Eastman School of Music
6:30 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center

Michael Burritt and Friends*
Featuring faculty members from the Eastman School of Music
7 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music
See special ticket offers below

A Cappella Jam
Featuring student performance groups the Midnight Ramblers and After Hours
8 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music

Eggs Benedict
Featuring performers from the Eastman School of Music
8:30 p.m.
Java's Cafe

Bending and Breaking: A collaboration of local composers, musicians and dancers
Featuring Eastman School of Music alumni
10 p.m.
Sproull Atrium - Miller Center, Eastman School of Music

Low Standards with Candy Janes
Featuring Dr. Kim Abell of URMC
11:00 p.m.
RAPA's East End Theatre

Special Ticket Offers

• *Reception attendees are welcome to attend the Michael Burritt and Friends concert free of charge. No advanced purchase necessary. Free tickets will be made available to reception attendees at the Kilbourn Hall Box Office prior to the performance on Friday, September 27.
Additional offers include the following:

• Attendees can take advantage of special pricing for the Cirque du Fringe show on Friday, September 27, following the Alumni Reception. Visit the Rochester Fringe Festival website to purchase tickets, and enter one of the following Promotional Codes at checkout.

Single seats: CDFUR13ST
Booth for six people: CDFUR13BT

• University of Rochester alumni can receive $5 off tickets to An Evening with Dave Barry. Tickets may be ordered at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, via telephone at 585.454.2100, or by visiting the Rochester Fringe Festival website and using the following Promotional Code at checkout.

Promotional Code: meliora

Check out the full festival schedule to plan the rest of your Rochester Fringe Festival experience. Numerous artists, musicians, performers, and venues combine to create a unique experience you don't want to miss!

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