The RPO’s 2019-20 season brings change

Date: April 19, 2019 Daniel J. Kushner, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and its music director Ward Stare are making subtle but important changes to the way its programming connects with audiences heading into its 2019-20 concert season. In contrast to the RPO’s conservative programming... read more

David Zinman on conducting

Date: April 4, 2019 Daniel J. Kushner, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. It’s been more than three decades since conductor David Zinman concluded his tenure as music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Between 1974 and 1985, he helped to stabilize the RPO’s role as an indispensable member... read more

Young Artist Audition Winners Announced

For immediate release: March 11, 2019 Media contact: Nicole Morelle, 399-3645       2019 Young Artists Audition Winners Announced Awards Presented by Rochester Philharmonic League   Rochester, NY – Founded in 1929 to support the education and outreach programs of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), the Rochester Philharmonic League... read more

RPO with Augustin Hadelich

Date: March 8, 2019 Daniel J. Kushner, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. At first, putting Sibelius and Shostakovich on the same orchestral program sounds like a dark and weighty proposition. In reality, when the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Ward Stare presented the two modern classical masters side... read more

RPO performs ‘Mahler 7’

Date: March 1, 2019 David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. When the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra first performed Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony in 1953 under the direction of Erich Leinsdorf, Mahler was rarely programmed. By 1982, when David Zinman led the RPO in performing Symphony No. 7, Mahler was... read more

RPO Announces 2019/20 Season

For Immediate Release:  February 26, 2019 Media Contact:   Nicole Morelle, 585-399-3645     RPO’S SEASON TO HIGHLIGHT TRAILBLAZERS AND INNOVATORS Celebration of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th Birthday and the 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment with Commissioned Works and The Mother of Us All Philharmonics Season to Focus on the Explosion... read more

Classical Review: RPO with Jon Nakamatsu (CITY Newspaper)

Date: February 1, 2019 David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original review.   The ability to program an interesting concert is one of the less-celebrated weapons in a conductor's arsenal. On Thursday night, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Ward Stare's programming was inspired. The conductor paired Rachmaninoff's "The... read more

RPO with Vadym Kholodenko and Gemma New

Date: January 18, 2019 David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. It's interesting to see which guest conductors and soloists Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra audiences will take to, and wonder why they make that connection. This week the RPO invited a young conductor and a young pianist, and the crowd... read more


For Immediate Release October 15, 2018   Media Contact:   Nicole Morelle, 545-7311 ext. 245   EXPERIENCE BROADWAY TODAY WITH YOUR RPO 2018/19 Season is Jeff Tyzik’s 25th with the RPO October 26 & 27 - Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre   Rochester, NY – Join your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)... read more

Classical Review: RPO’s 2018-19 Season Opener

Music Director Ward Stare kick-started the 2018-19 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra season last night, with music by three composers well within his comfort zone and that of the RPO audience: Berlioz, Prokofiev, and Dvořák. The program also followed the well-worn template of overture/concerto/symphony. However, when the program turns out to be... read more