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

Ben Folds reunited with the RPO in 2020

Date: June 7, 2019 Jessica Pavia, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. Genre-bending musician Ben Folds will join the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra next spring in a May 8, 2020 performance at Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall, as part of the 2019-20 season of “Eastman Presents.” Folds last performed with the RPO... read more