We are excited to share with you our upcoming Pops Series! The 2019-20 season is filled with concerts that you’ve come to love – with some exciting new themes and collaborations in the mix.



Friday & Saturdays at 8 PM

Prohibition – September 27 & 28, 2019  Series: X Y 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

The Music of Moulin Rouge, Boardwalk Empire and more! Imagine time-traveling one night through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and Atlantic City, reliving the 1920s in all its decadence…prohibition, gangsters, ingénues, and intrigue. Prohibition takes you on a journey through the era, from Rudy Vallee to Josephine Baker, and Kurt Weill to King Oliver, featuring the top hits of the decade accompanied by vintage imagery and video from the period. Prohibition, while suitable for all ages, contains imagery and mature themes.



Troupe Vertigo – October 25 & 26, 2019  Series: X Z 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Troupe Vertigo

Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night of entertainment with world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and dancers as your RPO performs orchestral favorites.




America the Beautiful Patriotic Pops – November 15 & 16, 2019  Series: X Y 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club

Let freedom ring! Celebrate America with Jeff Tyzik, your RPO, and the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club this Veteran’s Day. Stirring Sousa spectaculars, favorite toe-tappers, and inspiring anthems as the orchestra performs your favorite red, white and blue melodies.



Gala Holiday Pops – December 20-22, 2019  

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
The Festival High School Chorale,
Amy Story and Harold McAuliffe, co-directors

Gather your family and call in Rudolph to light your way! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your RPO! Festive carols, joyful melodies, and a 200-member choir help put the ho-ho-ho in your holidays.



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ – Film with Orchestra
January 10 & 11, 2020  Series: X Z 

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by live music from your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)



50 Years of Garth Fagan Dance – January 24 & 25, 2020  Series: X Y 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Garth Fagan Dance

Celebrate Garth Fagan Dance’s 50th anniversary with a rousing, provocative, and nourishing collaborating with your RPO. Garth Fagan Dance and RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik join forces to inspire and excite audiences with movement and music from our organizations’ rich histories. Garth Fagan’s eclectic repertoire meets the RPO’s musical prowess to showcase an expansive breadth of music.



Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie – February 14 & 15, 2020  Series: X Z 

Jeff Tyzik,
Denzal Sinclaire, vocals
Dee Daniels, vocals

Two legendary performers. Valentine’s weekend. Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. What more could you ask for? Guest vocalists, and Rochester favorites, Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels bring the music of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Each Cole put their individual stamp on the jazz and pop music of their day, winning multiple Grammys along the way. Celebrate Nat’s 100th birthday and honor this incredible father/daughter duo whose musical style and undeniable talent continues to influence the best musicians today.



AMERICAN DIVA: Shayna Steele – April 17 & 18, 2020  Series: X Y 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Shayna Steele, vocalist

Described by Jeff Tyzik as “…one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with”, international vocal powerhouse and Broadway star Shayna Steele returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with her eclectic style of soul and blues honoring the musical divas who inspired her. With songs from Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey, you’ll be taken on a journey that sets up what Shayna has become today: a modern American Diva in her own right. An accomplished composer herself, Shayna also brings her original music to the stage and revamped arrangements with a classic soul edge.




Legends: The Paul Simon Songbook – May 22 & 23, 2020  Series: X Z 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Join your RPO and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for an evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon. Explore his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel, through his solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Orchestrated by Jeff Tyzik, you’ll enjoy songs including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”





Click here to view pricing for our 19/20 Pops Season. Single tickets go on sale to the general public in July, but you can purchase a Full or Half Pops Series today! Our Patron Services Center is ready to assist you. Please call us at (585) 454-2100.


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