Fifty years of Garth Fagan Dance: Music. Healing. Love

Jeff Spevak, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. Norwood Pennewell's adoptive father was dead by the time he was 16 years old, and his adoptive mother was gone a few years later. Jeff Tyzik speaks of growing up in a dysfunctional home. When they first set eyes on Garth Fagan,... read more

RPO nominated for two Grammy Awards

WROC Staff, Click here for the original article. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. American Rapture, an RPO recording feature directed by Ward Stare with soloist Yolanda Kondonassis, was nominated Tuesday morning. The recording was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. The... read more

RPO Opens 2019/20 Season

For Immediate Release September 16, 2019 Media Contact:   Nicole Morelle, 454-7311 ext. 245   RPO OPENS 2019/20 SEASON September 19 & 21 - Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre   Rochester, NY – Under the direction of Music Director Ward Stare, the RPO takes part in the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival... read more

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

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

American Rapture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Maggie Stapleton | Jensen Artists 646.536.7864 x2 | Radio Contact: Max Horowitz | Crossover Media  Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis   New Album American Rapture World Premiere Recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Harp Concerto Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ward Stare, Music Director    Release Date: May 17,... 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 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


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