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 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 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

America the Beautiful: Patriotic Pops

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. Enjoy stirring Sousa spectaculars, favorite toe-tappers, and inspiring anthems as the orchestra performs your favorite red, white and blue melodies.   2019-20 Season... read more

America the Beautiful: Patriotic Pops

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. Enjoy stirring Sousa spectaculars, favorite toe-tappers, and inspiring anthems as the orchestra performs your favorite red, white and blue melodies.   2019-20 Season... read more

Bach to Bartók

Ward Stare, conductor Tessa Lark, violin BACH/WEBERN Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering SCHOENBERG Five Pieces for Orchestra BERG Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra The program opens with Webern's arrangement of Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 from Musical Offering. Then, violinist Tessa Lark makes her RPO debut as soloist in Berg’s Violin... 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

Bach to Bartók

Ward Stare, conductor Tessa Lark, violin BACH/WEBERN Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering SCHOENBERG Five Pieces for Orchestra BERG Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra The program opens with Webern's arrangement of Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 from Musical Offering. Then, violinist Tessa Lark makes her RPO debut as soloist in Berg’s Violin... read more

The Firebird

Ward Stare, conductor Andrei Ioniță, cello DEBUSSY Printemps ELGAR Cello Concerto BOULANGER D'un soir triste BOULANGER D'un matin de printemps STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919) As difficult as it may be to believe, The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first large-scale work for orchestra. The ballet was such a tremendous success that... read more