RPO to perform at Geneva Concerts

Date: October 4, 2019 Daily Messenger. Click here for the original article. Geneva Concerts will host the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Seaman, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. RPO will open with Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis.” The program will continue with violinist Simone... read more

RPO plays ‘Dvorák 8’

Date: October 3, 2019 David Raymond, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article. After a galvanic opening concert devoted to contemporary American music, this week's Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra program — with works by Haydn, Mozart, and Dvoák— may seem staid and conventional. But there's some welcome novelty here: the orchestra will... read more

American Rapture

Date: August 27, 2019 Alison Young, Harp Column. Click here for the original review. Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Rochester Philharmonic with Ward Stare conducting. Azica, 2019 Yolanda Kondonassis gave a tall order when pitching the idea of a new harp concerto to Pulitzer-prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon. The piece should be “strong, agile,... read more

Red, White and Boom! RPO performs at Bristol Mountain

Date: July 5, 2019 WROC Staff. Click here for the original article. BRISTOL, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s too hot for snowboarding or skiing, but there’s still reasons to check out what’s going on at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort this weekend. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform patriotic tunes at Bristol Mountain Saturday, July... read more

RPO delights crowd at I-Square with sounds of summer

Date: July 5, 2019 WHAM. Click here for the original article.   Irondequoit, N.Y. — A large crowd came out on a picturesque Friday night to hear some live music. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra put on a concert at I-Square. The show was sponsored by ESL and Howard Hanna Real Estate.... read more

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

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

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

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

Ward Stare to leave RPO in 2021

Date: May 13, 2019 Randy Gorbman, CITY Newspaper. Click here for the original article Ward Stare will be stepping down from his position as music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the end of the summer 2021. Stare announced his decision to the board late last week, and to the... read more