Rochester är en större stad i Monroe County i den amerikanska delstaten New York med en yta på 96,1 km² och en befolkning som uppgår till cirka 215 000 invånare. Rochester är administrativ huvudort i Monroe County.
Rochester’s city population according to the 2010 census is approximately 210,565, making it New York’s third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,079,671 people at the time of the 2010 Census. As of July 1, 2012 estimates indicated that this population rose to 1,082,284. Rochester was one of America’s first “boomtowns” and rose to prominence initially as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River, then as a major manufacturing hub. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities, and several of them (notably the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology) are nationally renowned for their research programs. In addition, Rochester has been and continues to be the site of many important inventions and innovations in consumer products. The Rochester area is the birthplace to corporations such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox that conduct extensive research and manufacturing in the fields of industrial and consumer products. Until 2010, the Rochester metropolitan area was the second largest regional economy in New York State according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, after the New York City metropolitan area. Rochester’s GMP has since ranked just below that of Buffalo, New York, while still exceeding it in per-capita income.
Rochester was ranked as the “most livable city” among 379 U.S. metropolitan areas in the 25th edition (2007) of the Places Rated Almanac. The Rochester area also received the top ranking for overall quality of life among U.S. metros with populations of more than 1 million in a 2007 study by Expansion Management magazine. In the same study, Expansion Management rated the area’s public schools as sixth best nationwide. In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the third best place to raise a family. In 2012 Kiplinger rated Rochester as the fifth best city for families, citing low cost of living, top public schools, and a low jobless rate.
Rochester has the least expensive real estate prices of any city in New York ; the median house price is $62,600 there, considerably lower than the state’s median housing price of $254,200.
About Opera Guild of Rochester
The Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to support opera and opera education in the Rochester area.
The Guild presents free opera lectures at local libraries, tours to productions of leading local opera companies and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, as well as our popular Beat-the-Blahs — The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series atTemple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton.
In addition, this website will also serve as a clearing house for local and regional opera, concert, and recital information, with links to other music organizations in our area.
Please join us in support of opera in Rochester! Donors of $50 or more may participate in Guild events for a reduced fee and enjoy a free recital each May.
The purpose of the Opera Guild of Rochester shall be to foster an interest in and an appreciation of opera within the Greater Rochester community, to support and promote the presentation of opera in the Greater Rochester area, and to enhance the education and enjoyment of opera among its members and the community at large through various programming.