For Immediate Release
March 9, 2020
Media Contact: Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière, 585-454-7311 ext. 266
ALL ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERTS IN KODAK HALL POSTPONED
MARCH 10 – APRIL 15
Rochester, NY — Given the State of Emergency imposed by Governor Cuomo, the Eastman School of Music (ESM) and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) have agreed to postpone all RPO concerts in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, effective Tuesday, March 10ththrough Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.
Following the Governor’s State of Emergency, the University of Rochester has issued plans to restrict campus events, including Eastman Theatre, in an attempt to limit the impact of the coronavirus. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra understands the concerns of the community, and is working with the university to reschedule all affected performances.
Concerts effected include Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert Live to Film (March 14th) and Beethoven + Brahms (March 19th & March 21st). The concerts will be rescheduled as quickly as possible and full details will be available by the end of the week.
The RPO will continue to work with our community partners and provide updates to the general public.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music since its founding in 1922. The RPO presents approximately 150 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Music Director Ward Stare joins the ranks of former notable RPO music directors, including Eugene Goossens, José Iturbi, Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, now in his 26th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. The RPO reaches more than 15,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.