Ragtime Kings

Jeff Tyzik, conductor New Orleans, 1890s - the birthplace of ragtime. Enjoy the tunes of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C.  Handy, and others for an evening of music by these great innovators. A combination of early Blues, French march music, and classical song, ragtime laid the foundation for jazz and popular... read more

Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony

Ward Stare, conductor JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst WAGNER Siegfried Idyll MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian” Join your RPO and Music Director Ward Stare as the RPO streams its concert into your homes! Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst opens the program. Gentle melodies are juxtaposed with dramatic gestures to create a unique and multidimensional soundscape. Mendelssohn’s Fourth... read more

Tchaikovsky + Rachmaninoff (WXXI 91.5 Broadcast)

Original Performance Dates: February 27 & 29, 2020 Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Blake Pouliot, violin TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 WXXI and the RPO have partnered to broadcast select Philharmonics concerts from the 2019-20 Season. The RPO concerts are broadcast Mondays at 8 PM, available by tuning in to 91.5 FM... read more

The Mother of Us All (WXXI 91.5 Broadcast)

Original Performance Dates: February 6 & 8, 2020  Ward Stare, conductor Susan Stone Li, director Cast Susan B. Anthony…..Yelena Dyachek Daniel Webster…..Sam Handley Jo the Loiterer….. Brenton Ryan Indiana Elliot…..Renée Tatum John Adams…..Sam Levine Constance Fletcher…..Briana Hunter Anne……Elisabeth Coster Gertrude Stein……Gwyneth Paker Virgil Thomson……Alexander Purser Andrew Johnson……Jordan Costa Thaddeus Stevens……Conner McWhirter... read more

RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles

What's better than Sunday brunch? An afternoon with your RPO, of course! RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles presents four intimate chamber performances LIVE and into your homes on select Sundays at 2 PM.   RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles are made possible with the generous support of our proud sponsors:... read more

Women’s Suffrage: Past and Present (WXXI 91.5 Broadcast)

Original Performance Dates: January 30 & February 1, 2020  Ward Stare, conductor Mark Mobley, playwright Alexa Scott-Flaherty, director Cast Mayor Lovely Warren…..Shirlyn Washington Elaine Spaull…..Nancy Berg Catherine Cerulli…..Jodi Beckwith Tamara Leigh…..E.B. Okung Lola DeAscentiis…..Tali Beckwith-Cohen Interviewer……Rick Staropoli   MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: Overture in C major GEMMA PEACOCKE: All on Fire PERRY Short Piece for Orchestra MARK... read more

RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles

What's better than Sunday brunch? An afternoon with your RPO, of course! RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles presents four intimate chamber performances LIVE and into your homes on select Sundays at 2 PM.   RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles are made possible with the generous support of our proud sponsors:... read more

Gabel Conducts Beethoven (WXXI 91.5 Broadcast)

Original Performance Dates: January 16 & 18, 2020  Fabien Gabel, conductor Juho Pohjonen, piano BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 POULENC Suite from Les Animaux modéles PROKOFIEV Symphonic Suite from War and Peace WXXI and the RPO have partnered to broadcast select Philharmonics concerts from the 2019-20 Season. The... read more

RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles

Douglas Prosser, trumpet (Principal, The Elaine P. Wilson Chair, funded in perpetuity) David Bruestle, trombone (Principal, The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair, funded in perpetuity) Craig Sutherland, tuba (Principal, The Rob W. Goodling Chair, funded in perpetuity) Wesley Nance, trumpet Nathan Ukens, horn What's better than Sunday brunch? An afternoon with your RPO, of... read more

Ward Conducts Copland and Mozart

Ward Stare, conductor COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite (version for 13 instruments) MOZART Symphony No. 29 Join Music Director Ward Stare and your RPO for the premiere of our RPO @ Home Series! Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite begins the program. Despite its widespread popularity among orchestras, the original 1944 version was... read more