Classical Review: RPO with Fabien Gabel

David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. This week’s Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert may be titled “Gabel Conducts Beethoven,” but forgive me, Ludwig lovers — the real news here is the non-Beethoven half of the program: RPO premieres of suites from Francis Poulenc’s ballet “Les Animaux modéles” and Sergei Prokofiev’s opera... read more

Fifty years of Garth Fagan Dance: Music. Healing. Love

Jeff Spevak, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. Norwood Pennewell's adoptive father was dead by the time he was 16 years old, and his adoptive mother was gone a few years later. Jeff Tyzik speaks of growing up in a dysfunctional home. When they first set eyes on Garth Fagan,... read more

RPO presents Gala Holiday Pops Concert at Kodak Hall

Mark Gruba, Rochesterfirst.com. Click here for the original article. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will present this year’s Gala Holiday Pops Concert this Friday through Sunday, December 20-22 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik discussed this year’s version of the annual Rochester holiday tradition... read more

RPO readies for Holiday Pops Concert

Fox Rochester. Click here for the original article. https://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/rpo-readies-for-holiday-pops-concert?jwsource=cl The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is getting ready for its annual Holiday Pops Concert. Conductor Jeff Tyzik joins us on Good Day Rochester to talk about this year’s performance. The concert will be held December 20 at 8 p.m. at Eastman Theatre’s Kodak... read more

RPO and Ward Stare’s recording up for two Grammys

Jeff Spevak, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Ward Stare's recording of composer Jennifer Higdon's "Harp Concerto,” featuring the classical harpist Yolanda Kondonassis,  has been nominated for two Grammys. Wednesday’s announcements included “Higdon: Harp Concerto” not only for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, but... read more

RPO nets two Grammy nominations for ‘American Rapture’

13WHAM.com. Click here for the original article. Rochester, N.Y. – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating two Grammy nominations Wednesday. “American Rapture” was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. The recording was directed by RPO conductor Ward Stare and featured soloist Yolanda Kondonassis. It includes Jennifer... read more

RPO nominated for two Grammy Awards

WROC Staff, RochesterFirst.com. Click here for the original article. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. American Rapture, an RPO recording feature directed by Ward Stare with soloist Yolanda Kondonassis, was nominated Tuesday morning. The recording was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. The... read more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Recording Nominated for Two Grammy Awards

For Immediate Release November 20, 2019 Media Contact: Nicole Morelle, 399-3645   ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RECORDING NOMINATED FOR TWO GRAMMY AWARDS Rochester, NY — American Rapture, a recording featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) under the direction of Music Director Ward Stare with soloist Yolanda Kondonassis, was nominated for two... read more

‘Bach to Bartók’ an RPO journey worth taking

David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, and Alban Berg – great composers but only occasional visitors to Kodak Hall at best — finally made it on the same Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra program last night. The evening also included a 20th-century standard, Béla Bartók’s Concerto... read more