Kondonassis in Rapturous Performance of Higdon Harp Concerto

Date: July 10, 2019 Ralph Graves, WTJU 91.1 FM, University of Virginia. Click here for the original article. Yolanda Kondonassis does not play pretty harp music. Her performances are marked with intensity and energy — and her choice of repertoire continually pushes the limits. Jennifer Higdon wrote her a concerto that gives... read more

Red, White and Boom! RPO performs at Bristol Mountain

Date: July 5, 2019 WROC Staff. Click here for the original article. BRISTOL, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s too hot for snowboarding or skiing, but there’s still reasons to check out what’s going on at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort this weekend. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform patriotic tunes at Bristol Mountain Saturday, July... read more

RPO delights crowd at I-Square with sounds of summer

Date: July 5, 2019 WHAM. Click here for the original article.   Irondequoit, N.Y. — A large crowd came out on a picturesque Friday night to hear some live music. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra put on a concert at I-Square. The show was sponsored by ESL and Howard Hanna Real Estate.... read more

American Rapture

Date: July 5, 2019 Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio. Click here for the original article. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is a sensational performer, and her new collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Ward Stare is scintillating, to use a word that hearkens back to one of her much earlier recordings ("Scintillation.") The release was recorded with a... read more

American Rapture: Music of Higdon, Barber & Harlin

Date: June 16, 2019 WFMT. Click here for the original review. “Yolanda Kondonassis’ enthusiasm for her instrument is infectious,” says Jennifer Higdon when describing working with her to create a new harp concerto. This world-premiere recording by Kondonassis with Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is a showcase for... read more