Recently, we announced that the May 8 performance by Ben Folds, a joint presentation between the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Eastman Presents, has been moved to December. Now, regrettably, Ben Folds has announced that he has ceased touring in 2020.

Ben Folds’ management has told us that he has every intention to honor these concert commitments beginning in 2021. Details have not yet been announced.

As a patient ticket holder to this concert, we would like to present you with several options:

  • You may retain your tickets on account, and you will be automatically seated when the re-scheduled Ben Folds concert is announced. (You need not respond, and you will be automatically re-seated for the 2021 performance.)
  • You may transfer the value of your tickets into an RPO gift certificate, which will never expire and can be used for any Rochester Philharmonic event.
  • You may request a refund for this concert.
  • You may donate the value of your tickets to the Rochester Philharmonic’s Annual Fund. Your tax-deductible contribution will advance the RPO’s education and community programs, particularly important during this challenging time. You will be mailed a tax credit for your generous gift. With your donation, you will receive four free vouchers to select RPO concerts in the coming year – please share with friends and neighbors and help us welcome them into the RPO family.

Please contact the RPO Box Office at 585-454-2100 with your choice, or email us at [email protected] The team is operating out of their homes. If they are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and it will be returned as quickly as possible.

We thank you for your patience, and look forward to welcoming you when Ben Folds performs with your RPO in 2021.