Ben Folds in Concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

For Immediate Release June 4, 2019   Media Contact:  Nicole Morelle, 399-3645 Jessica Kaufman, 274-1057       THE RPO AND EASTMAN PRESENTS BEN FOLDS IN CONCERT WITH THE ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA May 8, 2020 Rochester - The RPO and Eastman Presents Ben Folds in Concert with the Rochester Philharmonic... read more

Rochester Philharmonic to Perform in Inlet

May 28, 2019 Editorial Staff, Adirondack Almanack. Click here for the original article. The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council has announced their annual event, “An Evening with the Symphony,” has been set for Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm. This is their 21st year of presenting this concert under... read more

American Rapture

Date: May 27, 2019 Ideastream. Click here for the original article.   "Yolanda Kondonassis’ enthusiasm for her instrument is infectious," says Jennifer Higdon when describing working with her to create her new Harp Concerto.  This world premiere recording by Yolanda Kondonassis with Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic is a... read more

Forget everything you thought you knew about harp music

Date: May 24, 2019 Classical MPR. Click here for the original article. Forget everything you thought you knew about the capabilities of the harp. Jennifer Higdon's new harp concerto is "strong, feisty, and heroic," says Yolanda Kondonassis, the harpist for whom the piece was composed. In her interview with Fred... read more

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis’ New Album Features Powerful, Whimsical Harp Concerto by Jennifer Higdon

HARPIST YOLANDA KONDONASSIS’ NEW ALBUM AMERICAN RAPTURE FEATURES THE WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JENNIFER HIGDON'S HARP CONCERTO, A PIECE THAT IS DEEPLY PERSONAL TO BOTH ARTISTS. Lansing's City Pulse describes the concerto as, "a sweet-tart, crystalline delight, glittering with extra percussion," while Rochester's CITY Newspaper notes, “Higdon was keen to showcase the harp's naturally rich... read more

New Release: RPO’s “American Rapture” Features Music of Higdon, Barber, and Harlin

Date: May 22, 2019 Timothy Judd, The Listeners Club. Click here for the original review. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Ward Stare have released a new album of American music on the Azica label. American Rapture contains two world premiere recordings—Jennifer Higdon’s Harp Concerto (2018) featuring the American harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and Patrick Harlin’s Rapture (2011), an orchestral showpiece inspired... read more

Rochester Philharmonic releases album featuring Yolanda Kondonassis

Date: May 20, 2019 Harp Column. Click here for the original review. The world premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Harp, performed by Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, is featured on the orchestra’s new album American Rapture, released May 17. Under conductor Ward Stare, the recording also includes Barber’s Symphony No. 1... read more

Rochester Philharmonic releases album featuring Yolanda Kondonassis

Date: May 20, 2019 Harp Column. Click here for the original review. The world premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Harp, performed by Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, is featured on the orchestra’s new album American Rapture, released May 17. Under conductor Ward Stare, the recording also includes Barber’s Symphony No.... read more