This Season’s Special Guests

Each season, the RPO performs memorable concerts with some of the most amazing conductors, musicians and guest artists around the world. They’re events you don’t want to miss!

Meet the RPO

Ward Stare

Music Director

Joined the RPO in 2014 Appointed the 12th music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2014, Rochester native...

Ward Stare

Joined the RPO in 2014

Appointed the 12th music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2014, Rochester native Ward Stare has been described as “inspiring musicians to impressive heights” by The New York Times, and “a dynamic music director” by Rochester CITY Newspaper. This December, Stare will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera for nine performances of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, with Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role.

This season at the RPO, Stare will collaborate with Itzhak Perlman and returning favorite pianists Olga Kern and Misha Dichter. Stare will also lead a Beethoven Festival, Bizet’s Carmen in Concert, and two world premieres by celebrated composers Allen Shawn and Jennifer Higdon. 2016–17 season highlights included collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes. Stare also led a three-weekend salute to the music of American composers, as well
as Puccini’s La Bohème in Concert and a world-concert premiere by Academy-Award winning composer Eliot Goldenthal.

Stare’s recent seasons have seen a number of highly anticipated debuts with orchestras around the world, including performances with the Baltimore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic. Last season he made his debut with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra followed by his return to the St. Louis Symphony in December.
Stare’s frequent collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago began with his debut in 2012 conducting performances of Hansel and Gretel; he returned in 2013 to lead Die Fledermaus, and again in November 2014 to lead Porgy and Bess to rave reviews. He made his debut with the Washington National Opera conducting Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’amore in 2014.

Stare served as resident conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2012. In 2009, he made his highly successful Carnegie Hall debut with the orchestra, stepping in at the last minute to lead H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!

The 2013–14 season saw his return to the Atlanta and Detroit symphony orchestras, as well as his debuts with the Syracuse Symphoria, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Naples Philharmonic with Lang Lang as soloist.

Stare was trained as a trombonist at The Juilliard School in Manhattan. At 18, he was appointed principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has performed as an orchestral musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others. As a soloist, he has concertized in both the U.S. and Europe. wardstare.com

Jeff Tyzik

Principal Pops Conductor

Joined the RPO in 1994 Grammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought after pops...

Jeff Tyzik

Joined the RPO in 1994

Grammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought after pops conductors, recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. This season Tyzik celebrates 24 years as principal pops conductor of the RPO, a title he also holds at the Detroit Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and The Florida Orchestra. This is also the fifth season that Tyzik has held The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Tyzik has written more than 200 arrangements, orchestrations, and compositions for orchestra. A
consummate musician, Tyzik regularly appears as a guest conductor in the RPO’s Philharmonics Series. In the 2015–16 season, Tyzik premiered a new violin concerto written for RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde on the Philharmonics Series. This season, Tyzik’s original programming includes collaborations with The Mambo Kings, PUSH Physical Theatre, and a Pops opener featuring a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and other jazz standards.

Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing.

A native of Hyde Park, New York, Tyzik began his life in music at nine years of age, when he first picked up a cornet. He studied both classical and jazz throughout high school, and went on to earn both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied composition/arranging with Radio City Music Hall’s Ray Wright and jazz studies with Chuck Mangione. www.jefftyzik.com.

Christopher Seaman

Conductor Laureate

The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society;  Joined the RPO in 1998...

Christopher Seaman

The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society; 

Joined the RPO in 1998

British conductor Christopher Seaman has an international reputation for inspirational music making. His diverse musical interests are reflected in his range of repertoire and he is particularly known for his interpretations of early 20th Century English music, Bruckner, Brahms, and Sibelius.

Seaman was music director of the RPO from 1998-2011, and was subsequently named conductor laureate. During his 13-year tenure- the longest in RPO history, he raised the orchestra’s artistic level, broadened its audience base, and created a new concert series. This contribution was recognized with an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Other key positions have included music director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor-in-residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and artistic advisor of the San Antonio Symphony. In the U.K. he was principal conductor with both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia.

As a guest conductor, Seaman has recently performed with the Aspen Music Festival, Detroit, Houston, St Louis, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Seattle symphony orchestras, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, and Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil. He frequently visits Australia and Asia where he has conducted the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Taiwan, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Singapore symphony orchestras, amongst others.

As a recording artist Christopher has worked with the Royal Philharmonic RPO amongst others, and his RPO recordings have received great critical acclaim

In May 2009, the University of Rochester made Seaman an honorary doctor of music, acknowledging his outstanding leadership as conductor, recording artist, teacher, and community arts partner. In 2013, University of Rochester Press published Seaman’s Inside Conducting, a wise but entertaining look at the art of conducting.

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Thu 8th

Hungarian Harmonies

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Transcendental and mysterious. Emotional. Boisterous and full of surprises, Haydn’s expressive Symphony No. 98 was the first he composed after learning of his friend Mozart’s death. Guest conductor Carlos Kalmar and Principal Cello Ahrim Kim bring to life Schumann’s intensely lyric and enigmatic Cello Concerto.

Sat 10th

Hungarian Harmonies

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Transcendental and mysterious. Emotional. Boisterous and full of surprises, Haydn’s expressive Symphony No. 98 was the first he composed after learning of his friend Mozart’s death. Guest conductor Carlos Kalmar and Principal Cello Ahrim Kim bring to life Schumann’s intensely lyric and enigmatic Cello Concerto.

Fri 16th

Giants of Music: 1900-1925

Friday, November 16, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The exceptional artistry of Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, Scott Joplin, James P Johnson, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin revolutionized music in the early 20th Century, one of the most exciting and innovative eras in the arts. At the dawning of a new century these musicians paved the way for the Jazz Age, modern classical music, popular and Broadway music for decades to come.  

Sat 17th

Giants of Music: 1900-1925

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The exceptional artistry of Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, Scott Joplin, James P Johnson, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin revolutionized music in the early 20th Century, one of the most exciting and innovative eras in the arts. At the dawning of a new century these musicians paved the way for the Jazz Age, modern classical music, popular and Broadway music for decades to come.  

Wed 21st

The Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Fri 23rd

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 23, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Fri 23rd

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 23, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Sat 24th

The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Sat 24th

The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Sun 25th

The Nutcracker

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling... continue reading

Thu 13th

Carmina Burana

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

One of the most frequently performed choral works of the last 100 years, Orff’s Carmina Burana is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection of the same title.

Sat 15th

Carmina Burana

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

One of the most frequently performed choral works of the last 100 years, Orff’s Carmina Burana is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection of the same title.

Fri 21st

Gala Holiday Pops

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday family tradition: Gala Holiday Pops with the RPO! Guitarist Don Potter returns to his Rochester roots—he began his career with Chuck Mangione before becoming a Nashville recording artist and producer—to perform along with Jeff Tyzik and the Festival High School Chorale. Whether you drive downtown to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or opt for a Sleigh Ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert—complete with a sing-along!

Sat 22nd

Gala Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday family tradition: Gala Holiday Pops with the RPO! Guitarist Don Potter returns to his Rochester roots—he began his career with Chuck Mangione before becoming a Nashville recording artist and producer—to perform along with Jeff Tyzik and the Festival High School Chorale. Whether you drive downtown to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or opt for a Sleigh Ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert—complete with a sing-along!

Sat 22nd

Gala Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday family tradition: Gala Holiday Pops with the RPO! Guitarist Don Potter returns to his Rochester roots—he began his career with Chuck Mangione before becoming a Nashville recording artist and producer—to perform along with Jeff Tyzik and the Festival High School Chorale. Whether you drive downtown to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or opt for a Sleigh Ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert—complete with a sing-along!

Sun 23rd

Gala Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday family tradition: Gala Holiday Pops with the RPO! Guitarist Don Potter returns to his Rochester roots—he began his career with Chuck Mangione before becoming a Nashville recording artist and producer—to perform along with Jeff Tyzik and the Festival High School Chorale. Whether you drive downtown to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or opt for a Sleigh Ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert—complete with a sing-along!

Fri 11th

These concerts have limited seats available; availability will fluctuate day-to-day dependent upon Subscriber exchanges. Please contact the Patron Services Center at (585) 454-2100 regarding remaining seats.  Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the RPO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

Sat 12th

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the RPO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

Fri 25th

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

Friday, January 25, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Composer John Williams wrote the spectacular symphonic soundtrack for Star Wars. And now, your RPO will perform the music of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for a live screening of the original film.

Sat 26th

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Composer John Williams wrote the spectacular symphonic soundtrack for Star Wars. And now, your RPO will perform the music of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for a live screening of the original film.

Thu 31st

Nakamatsu + Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

One of the great works of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet the Rite of Spring ignited a near-riot during its premiere performance in May 1913. Recognized world-round for its excitement and passion, Rite was considered scandalous at the time, with its depiction of the pagan ritual of sacrificing a young woman to bring the onset of spring.

Sat 2nd

Nakamatsu + Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

One of the great works of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet the Rite of Spring ignited a near-riot during its premiere performance in May 1913. Recognized world-round for its excitement and passion, Rite was considered scandalous at the time, with its depiction of the pagan ritual of sacrificing a young woman to bring the onset of spring.

Thu 7th

The Enigma Variations

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman brings Elgar’s “friends” to Kodak Hall with the Enigma Variations. The composer dedicated the fourteen variations on an original theme to his “friends pictured within” and named each theme accordingly.

Sat 9th

The Enigma Variations

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman brings Elgar’s “friends” to Kodak Hall with the Enigma Variations. The composer dedicated the fourteen variations on an original theme to his “friends pictured within” and named each theme accordingly.

Fri 15th

Queens of Soul

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that’s what the queens of soul have earned selling millions of albums and countless chart-topping hits. Vocalists sing the works of some of the strongest women in musical history including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele.

Sat 16th

Queens of Soul

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that’s what the queens of soul have earned selling millions of albums and countless chart-topping hits. Vocalists sing the works of some of the strongest women in musical history including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele.

Thu 28th

Mahler 7

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Mahler’s brooding, enigmatic seventh symphony represents the composer at his most modern. Featuring such unconventional symphonic instruments as a cowbell, a mandolin, and a guitar, the symphony, which met with a baffled reception at its 1908 premiere, has gone on to ignite lively debate among scholars and composers worldwide.

Sat 2nd

Mahler 7

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Mahler’s brooding, enigmatic seventh symphony represents the composer at his most modern. Featuring such unconventional symphonic instruments as a cowbell, a mandolin, and a guitar, the symphony, which met with a baffled reception at its 1908 premiere, has gone on to ignite lively debate among scholars and composers worldwide.

Thu 7th

Shostakovich 10

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Augustin Hadelich, named the 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, returns to Rochester to perform Sibelius’ only concerto, a mercilessly beautiful, yet highly virtuosic work.

Sat 9th

Shostakovich 10

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Augustin Hadelich, named the 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, returns to Rochester to perform Sibelius’ only concerto, a mercilessly beautiful, yet highly virtuosic work.

Tue 12th

Intermediate Concerts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Enrico Lopez-Yanez, conductor 2018-2019 Intermediate Concert Registration Form Providing music education to our community is the core of the RPO’s mission. Every year, over 17,000 students sing, clap, stomp, dance, and interact with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in specially designed... continue reading

Wed 13th

Intermediate Concerts

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Enrico Lopez-Yanez, conductor 2018-2019 Intermediate Concert Registration Form Providing music education to our community is the core of the RPO’s mission. Every year, over 17,000 students sing, clap, stomp, dance, and interact with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in specially designed... continue reading

Thu 14th

Intermediate Concerts

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Enrico Lopez-Yanez, conductor 2018-2019 Intermediate Concert Registration Form Providing music education to our community is the core of the RPO’s mission. Every year, over 17,000 students sing, clap, stomp, dance, and interact with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in specially designed... continue reading

Fri 15th

Intermediate Concerts

Friday, March 15, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Enrico Lopez-Yanez, conductor 2018-2019 Intermediate Concert Registration Form Providing music education to our community is the core of the RPO’s mission. Every year, over 17,000 students sing, clap, stomp, dance, and interact with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in specially designed... continue reading

Fri 15th

Eternal Tango

Friday, March 15, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Eternal Tango brings the passion of Buenos Aires to the stage. The essence and evolution of tango are showcased through the art of dance and music featuring the world-renown Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet and dance stars of tango. Eternal Tango, an evening of dynamic performance and sensuous music.

Sat 16th

Eternal Tango

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Eternal Tango brings the passion of Buenos Aires to the stage. The essence and evolution of tango are showcased through the art of dance and music featuring the world-renown Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet and dance stars of tango. Eternal Tango, an evening of dynamic performance and sensuous music.

Thu 21st

Zarathustra!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Richard Strauss’ powerful and triumphant Also sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s book of the same name, was notably featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dvorák’s symphonic Piano Concerto is a lyrical contrast with the traditional concerto.

Sat 23rd

Zarathustra!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Richard Strauss’ powerful and triumphant Also sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s book of the same name, was notably featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dvorák’s symphonic Piano Concerto is a lyrical contrast with the traditional concerto.

Thu 11th

Michael Francis Conducts Rachmaninoff

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Francis returns to conduct a program of Walton and Rachmaninoff. William Walton had established himself as a composer who wrote in several classical genres.

Sat 13th

Michael Francis Conducts Rachmaninoff

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Francis returns to conduct a program of Walton and Rachmaninoff. William Walton had established himself as a composer who wrote in several classical genres.

Thu 9th

Cosi fan tutte

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

A shady wager and a test of faithfulness set the stage for one of Mozart’s most famous operas. Following acclaimed performances of RPO opera presentations of La Bohème and Carmen in concert— and himself fresh off his debut at the Metropolitan Opera Company—Ward Stare brings this crazy love story to Kodak Hall in Eastman Theater with Cosi fan tutte in concert with the RPO.

Sat 11th

Cosi fan tutte

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

A shady wager and a test of faithfulness set the stage for one of Mozart’s most famous operas. Following acclaimed performances of RPO opera presentations of La Bohème and Carmen in concert— and himself fresh off his debut at the Metropolitan Opera Company—Ward Stare brings this crazy love story to Kodak Hall in Eastman Theater with Cosi fan tutte in concert with the RPO.

Tue 14th

Tiny Tots Concerts: Browncroft Community Church

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Browncroft Community Church

Description

Christopher Confessore,  conductor   Say Hello to the RPO! – An Introduction to the Orchestra Gregory Smith – Tempus Fugit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Movement 1 Leo Delibes – Pizzicati from Sylvia Suite – Movement 3... continue reading

Tue 14th

Tiny Tots Concerts: Browncroft Community Church

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Browncroft Community Church

Description

Christopher Confessore,  conductor   Say Hello to the RPO! – An Introduction to the Orchestra Gregory Smith – Tempus Fugit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Movement 1 Leo Delibes – Pizzicati from Sylvia Suite – Movement 3... continue reading

Wed 15th

Tiny Tots Concerts: East High School

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

East High School

Description

Christopher Confessore,  conductor   Say Hello to the RPO! – An Introduction to the Orchestra Gregory Smith – Tempus Fugit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Movement 1 Leo Delibes – Pizzicati from Sylvia Suite – Movement 3... continue reading

Wed 15th

Tiny Tots Concerts: East High School

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

East High School

Description

Christopher Confessore,  conductor   Say Hello to the RPO! – An Introduction to the Orchestra Gregory Smith – Tempus Fugit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Movement 1 Leo Delibes – Pizzicati from Sylvia Suite – Movement 3... continue reading

Sun 19th

Platypus Theatre’s “Presto Mambo!"

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

Michael Butterman, conductor Platypus Theatre Be ready to dance in the aisles! Michael Butterman returns to conduct Platypus Theatre’s interactive family show that highlights the rhythms of Latin American music. GUTIÉRREZ Alma Llanera Pajarillo DE ABREU Tico Tico no Fubá SOUSA Liberty Bell March... continue reading

Fri 31st

In its heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, the popular Cotton Club in New York City’s Harlem featured such prominent African-American entertainers as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Join Jeff Tyzik and your RPO as the excitement of those glory days is brought to Kodak Hall!

Sat 1st

In its heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, the popular Cotton Club in New York City’s Harlem featured such prominent African-American entertainers as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Join Jeff Tyzik and your RPO as the excitement of those glory days is brought to Kodak Hall!

Sun 2nd

Christoph Denoth Plays Spanish Guitar

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

Matthew Kraemer, conductor Christoph Denoth, guitar FALLA Three-cornered Hat Suite No. 1 PALOMO The Garden of Bacchus (world premiere) GRANADOS (Orch. Grignon) Three Spanish Dances MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

Fri 5th

RPO @ I-Square

Friday, July 5, 2019

I-Square

Description

Ward Stare, conductor SMITH arr. Damrosch "The Star-Spangled Banner" JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare GOULD American Salute JEFF TYZIK Armed Forces Song Medley BERLIN arr. Kresa "God Bless America" DEBUSSY arr. Mouton Clair de Lune JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 1) PRICE Juba Dance... continue reading

Sat 6th

RPO @ Bristol: Red, White, and Boom!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Description

Ward Stare, conductor SMITH arr. Damrosch "The Star-Spangled Banner" JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare GOULD American Salute JEFF TYZIK Armed Forces Song Medley BERLIN arr. Kresa "God Bless America" DEBUSSY arr. Mouton Clair de Lune JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 1) PRICE Juba... continue reading

Tue 9th

Neighborhood Ensemble Concert - Southeast

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Park Avenue Green

Description

Join us for a FREE concert at the Park Ave Green (Park & Barrington) as your RPO Marimba Band performs melodies your family and neighbors will enjoy! Rain Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 140 Brunswick Street

Wed 10th

RPO @ Ontario Beach

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ontario Beach Park

Description

Ward Stare, conductor SMITH arr. Damrosch “The Star-Spangled Banner” JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare JEFF TYZIK Armed Forces Song Medley DEBUSSY arr. Mouton Clair de Lune JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 1) PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor STRAVINSKY Infernal... continue reading

Fri 12th

Summer Spectacular

Friday, July 12, 2019

Saratoga Field at SUNY Geneseo

Description

Ward Stare, conductor SMITH arr. Damrosch “The Star-Spangled Banner” JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare JEFF TYZIK Armed Forces Song Medley DEBUSSY arr. Mouton Clair de Lune JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 1) PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1 in E minor STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird... continue reading

Sat 13th

RPO @ Frontier Field

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Frontier Field

Description

Ward Stare, conductor JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 1) PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1 in E minor STRAUSS Voices of Spring, Waltzes STRAUSS Radetzky March SOUSA El capitan  JOHN WILLIAMS The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) from Star Wars... continue reading

Sun 14th

RPO @ Bristol: An Evening of Classics

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Description

Ward Stare, conductor MOZART  The Marriage of Figaro Overture VERDI La forza del destino Overture ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major FAURÉ Prélude from Pelléas et Mélisande STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von... continue reading

Tue 16th

Neighborhood Ensemble Concert - Southwest

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Susan B. Anthony Square

Description

Join us for a FREE concert at the Susan B. Anthony Square (39 King Street) as your RPO Wind Quartet performs melodies your family and neighbors will enjoy! Rain Location: DePaul Carriage Factory Apartment, 33 Litchfield Street

Wed 17th

RPO @ TBK

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Temple B’rith Kodesh

Description

Christopher James Lees, conductor Jahshanti Henry, flute Christine Ott, horn DVOŘÁK "Presto" from Slavonic Dances, op. 46 DVOŘÁK "Allegretto grazioso" from Slavonic Dances, op. 72 SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah MOZART First Movement from Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol, op. 3... continue reading

Fri 19th

Music of Elton John Starring Michael Cavanaugh

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Michael Cavanaugh, vocals Join Michael Cavanaugh and your RPO on Friday, July 19 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for an evening of Sir Elton John’s greatest hits, including “Rocketman,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and more!   2019-20... continue reading

Sat 20th

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Composer John Williams wrote the spectacular symphonic soundtrack for Star Wars. And now, your RPO will perform the music of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi for a live screening of the original film.

Tue 23rd

Neighborhood Ensemble Concert - Northwest

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Maplewood Rose Garden

Description

Join us for a FREE concert at the Maplewood Rose Garden as your RPO String Quartet performs melodies your family and neighbors will enjoy! Rain Location: Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus Street

Thu 25th

Join us at CMAC and watch Grease, the movie, on a screen while your RPO plays the film score live!   

Fri 26th

Buy your tickets early to get the best seats! We are beyond excited for our upcoming 2019/20 Season! From our classical and contemporary concerts in our Philharmonics and Pops series to our one-night-only Specials concerts, there's something for everyone to enjoy... continue reading

Fri 26th

RPO @ Inlet

Friday, July 26, 2019

Description

Tickets will be sold exclusively through the Inlet Information & Tourism Office. Click here for more information.

Tue 30th

Neighborhood Ensemble Concert - Northeast

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

576 Joseph Avenue

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NEW TIME: 6:00 PM   Join us for a FREE concert at the Southeast Corner of Joseph & Clifford (576 Joseph Ave) as your RPO Marimba Band performs melodies your family and neighbors will enjoy!   Rain Location: Avenue D Recreation... continue reading

Tue 6th

Sarah McLachlan

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

CMAC

Description

Join us at CMAC on Tuesday, August 6th for an evening with Sarah McLachlan and your RPO!

Thu 19th

Scheherazade .2

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin MASON BATES Mothership CINDY MCTEE Einstein's Dream STEVE REICH Three Movements for Orchestra JOHN ADAMS Scheherazade .2 Your RPO takes part in the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival in this adventurous and exciting program featuring four... continue reading

Sat 21st

Scheherazade .2

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin MASON BATES Mothership CINDY MCTEE Einstein's Dream STEVE REICH Three Movements for Orchestra JOHN ADAMS Scheherazade .2 Your RPO takes part in the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival in this adventurous and exciting program featuring four... continue reading

Tue 24th

Around the Town - 19/20 Season Preview Concert

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Browncroft Community Church

Description

Herb Smith, conductor       Around the Town Concert Series sponsored by: PACE FAMILY FUND

Wed 25th

Around the Town - 19/20 Season Preview Concert

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Church of Love Faith Center

Description

Herb Smith, conductor       Around the Town Concert Series sponsored by: PACE FAMILY FUND

Thu 26th

Around the Town - 19/20 Season Preview Concert

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Greece Baptist Church

Description

Herb Smith, conductor       Around the Town Concert Series sponsored by: PACE FAMILY FUND

Fri 27th

Prohibition

Friday, September 27, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Myra Maud, vocals Madison Claire Parks, vocals Bronson Norris Murphy, vocals Eric Metzgar, drums The Music of "Moulin Rouge", "Boardwalk Empire" and more! Imagine time-traveling one night through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin,... continue reading

Sat 28th

Prohibition

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Myra Maud, vocals Madison Claire Parks, vocals Bronson Norris Murphy, vocals Eric Metzgar, drums The Music of "Moulin Rouge", "Boardwalk Empire" and more! Imagine time-traveling one night through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin,... continue reading

Thu 3rd

Dvořák 8

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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David Danzmayr, conductor Orli Shaham, piano Please Note: This concert will be presented on Thursday at 7:30 PM & Friday at 8 PM.  HAYDN Symphony No. 34 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Guest conductor David Danzmayr... continue reading

Fri 4th

Dvořák 8

Friday, October 4, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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David Danzmayr, conductor Orli Shaham, piano Please Note: This concert will be presented on Thursday at 7:30 PM & Friday at 8 PM.  HAYDN Symphony No. 34 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Guest conductor David Danzmayr... continue reading

Sat 12th

An Evening in Vienna

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Rebecca Farley, soprano Madrigalia Festival Chorus, chorus Join Music Director Ward Stare and your RPO for An Evening in Vienna. Enjoy an evening of Strauss waltzes, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, and selections from Lehár! Concert tickets start at $24. Gala... continue reading

Sun 13th

Beethoven & Haydn

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Performance Hall at Hochstein

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Ward Stare, conductor WEBER Euryanthe Overture, op. 81 HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G major, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36   2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Thu 17th

Tchaikovsky 4

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Christopher Seaman, conductor laureate Simone Porter, violin HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman brings Tchaikovsky’s incredible Symphony No. 4 to life. The Bruch Violin... continue reading

Sat 19th

Tchaikovsky 4

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Christopher Seaman, conductor laureate Simone Porter, violin HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman brings Tchaikovsky’s incredible Symphony No. 4 to life. The Bruch Violin... continue reading

Fri 25th

Troupe Vertigo

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Troupe Vertigo Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night... continue reading

Sat 26th

Troupe Vertigo

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Troupe Vertigo Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night... continue reading

Sun 27th

Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Performance Hall at Hochstein

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It’s creepy and it's spooky and all together ooky! Bring your little ghost or goblin to haunt Hochstein with your RPO! This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young monsters. The entire family is invited... continue reading

Thu 31st

The Firebird

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Andrei Ioniță, cello DEBUSSY Printemps ELGAR Cello Concerto BOULANGER D'un soir triste BOULANGER D'un matin de printemps STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1945) As difficult as it may be to believe, The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first large-scale work... continue reading

Sat 2nd

The Firebird

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Andrei Ioniță, cello DEBUSSY Printemps ELGAR Cello Concerto BOULANGER D'un soir triste BOULANGER D'un matin de printemps STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1945) As difficult as it may be to believe, The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first large-scale work... continue reading

Thu 7th

Bach to Bartók

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Tessa Lark, violin BACH/WEBERN Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering SCHOENBERG Five Pieces for Orchestra BERG Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra The program opens with Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 from Musical Offering. Then, violinist Tessa Lark makes... continue reading

Sat 9th

Bach to Bartók

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Tessa Lark, violin BACH/WEBERN Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering SCHOENBERG Five Pieces for Orchestra BERG Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra The program opens with Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 from Musical Offering. Then, violinist Tessa Lark makes... continue reading

Fri 15th

America the Beautiful: Patriotic Pops

Friday, November 15, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club Let freedom ring! Celebrate America with Jeff Tyzik, your RPO, and the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club this Veteran’s Day. Stirring Sousa spectaculars, favorite toe-tappers, and inspiring anthems as the orchestra performs your... continue reading

Sat 16th

America the Beautiful: Patriotic Pops

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club Let freedom ring! Celebrate America with Jeff Tyzik, your RPO, and the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club this Veteran’s Day. Stirring Sousa spectaculars, favorite toe-tappers, and inspiring anthems as the orchestra performs your... continue reading

Sun 17th

Baroque, Bach, and Brazil

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Thu 21st

Joann Falletta + Symphonie fantastique

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Rebecca Gilbert, flute The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair  TAILLEFERRE Ouverture pour orchestre CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Flute Concerto BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique There was perhaps no more imaginative orchestrator than Hector Berlioz and his Symphonie fantastique is a quintessential example of his... continue reading

Sat 23rd

Joann Falletta + Symphonie fantastique

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Rebecca Gilbert, flute The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair  TAILLEFERRE Ouverture pour orchestre CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Flute Concerto BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique There was perhaps no more imaginative orchestrator than Hector Berlioz and his Symphonie fantastique is a quintessential example of his... continue reading

Wed 27th

The Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Fri 29th

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 29, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Fri 29th

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 29, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Sat 30th

The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Sat 30th

The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Sun 1st

The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

The Nutcracker's timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score,... continue reading

Thu 12th

Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Rejoice with Handel’s glorious setting of the greatest story ever told, one of the most inspiring - and inspired - of all musical achievements. Filled with mighty choral forces, especially in the rousing “Hallelujah” chorus, it’s a lovely yuletide tradition.... continue reading

Fri 20th

Gala Holiday Pops

Friday, December 20, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor The Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAuliffe, co-directors Gather your family and call in Rudolph to light your way! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your RPO! Festive carols, joyful melodies,... continue reading

Sat 21st

Gala Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor The Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAuliffe, co-directors Gather your family and call in Rudolph to light your way! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your RPO! Festive carols, joyful melodies,... continue reading

Sat 21st

Gala Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor The Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAuliffe, co-directors Gather your family and call in Rudolph to light your way! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your RPO! Festive carols, joyful melodies,... continue reading

Sun 22nd

Gala Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor The Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAuliffe, co-directors Gather your family and call in Rudolph to light your way! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your RPO! Festive carols, joyful melodies,... continue reading

Fri 10th

TBD, conductor Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is. Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™  in Concert. Based on the third... continue reading

Sat 11th

TBD, conductor Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is. Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™  in Concert. Based on the third... continue reading

Sun 12th

Mostly Mozart

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Thu 16th

Gabel Conducts Beethoven

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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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 Guest conductor Fabien Gabel returns to lead your RPO in Prokofiev’s Symphony Suite from... continue reading

Sat 18th

Gabel Conducts Beethoven

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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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 Guest conductor Fabien Gabel returns to lead your RPO in Prokofiev’s Symphony Suite from... continue reading

Fri 24th

50 Years of Garth Fagan Dance

Friday, January 24, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Garth Fagan Dance Celebrate Garth Fagan Dance's 50th anniversary with a rousing, provocative, and nourishing collaborating with your RPO. Garth Fagan Dance and RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik join forces to inspire and excite audiences with movement... continue reading

Sat 25th

50 Years of Garth Fagan Dance

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Garth Fagan Dance Celebrate Garth Fagan Dance's 50th anniversary with a rousing, provocative, and nourishing collaborating with your RPO. Garth Fagan Dance and RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik join forces to inspire and excite audiences with movement... continue reading

Sun 26th

Get Out The Vote!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

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The strings are running against the woodwinds. The percussion hopes to defeat the brass. Who will the audience vote for? Inspired by the tireless work of Rochester's own Susan B., guest conductor Herb Smith explores the right to vote with... continue reading

Thu 30th

Women’s Suffrage: Past + Present

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Mark Mobley, playwright Join Music Director Ward Stare for the world premiere of a new work by an emerging female composer. Plus, playwright Mark Mobley is creating a new theatrical work setting the stories of strong Rochester women, past... continue reading

Sat 1st

Women’s Suffrage: Past + Present

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Mark Mobley, playwright Join Music Director Ward Stare for the world premiere of a new work by an emerging female composer. Plus, playwright Mark Mobley is creating a new theatrical work setting the stories of strong Rochester women, past... continue reading

Thu 6th

The Mother of Us All

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor THOMSON The Mother of Us All The Mother of Us All, an opera by Virgil Thomson to a libretto by Gertrude Stein, chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony. In fanciful style, it brings together characters, fictional and... continue reading

Sat 8th

The Mother of Us All

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor THOMSON The Mother of Us All The Mother of Us All, an opera by Virgil Thomson to a libretto by Gertrude Stein, chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony. In fanciful style, it brings together characters, fictional and... continue reading

Fri 14th

Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie

Friday, February 14, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Denzal Sinclaire, vocals Dee Daniels, vocals Two legendary performers. Valentine’s weekend. Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. What more could you ask for? Guest vocalists, and Rochester favorites, Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels bring the music of Nat King Cole... continue reading

Sat 15th

Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Denzal Sinclaire, vocals Dee Daniels, vocals Two legendary performers. Valentine’s weekend. Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. What more could you ask for? Guest vocalists, and Rochester favorites, Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels bring the music of Nat King Cole... continue reading

Thu 27th

Tchaikovsky + Athayde

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Juliana Athayde, violin The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair  TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 Concertmaster Juliana Athayde performs one of the most well-known violin concertos ever written – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Plus, guest conductor... continue reading

Sat 29th

Tchaikovsky + Athayde

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Juliana Athayde, violin The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair  TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 Concertmaster Juliana Athayde performs one of the most well-known violin concertos ever written – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Plus, guest conductor... continue reading

Sun 8th

Sectional Highlights

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center

Description

2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Sat 14th

The Little Mermaid - In Concert Live to Film

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Disney’s animated classic, “The Little Mermaid” will be given new life for a special evening at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. As “The Little Mermaid” plays on a large movie screen, your RPO will be performing the film’s Oscar® and... continue reading

Thu 19th

Brahms 4

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Andreas Haefliger, piano WEBER Passacaglia BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Celebrate the Romantic genius of Johannes Brahms. Ward Stare leads the great and noble Fourth Symphony. Pianist Andreas Haefliger returns as the evening’s guest... continue reading

Sat 21st

Brahms 4

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Andreas Haefliger, piano WEBER Passacaglia BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Celebrate the Romantic genius of Johannes Brahms. Ward Stare leads the great and noble Fourth Symphony. Pianist Andreas Haefliger returns as the evening’s guest... continue reading

Fri 17th

American Diva

Friday, April 17, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Shayna Steele, vocals Described by Jeff Tyzik as “…one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with", international vocal powerhouse and Broadway star Shayna Steele returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with her eclectic style of... continue reading

Sat 18th

American Diva

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Shayna Steele, vocals Described by Jeff Tyzik as “…one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with", international vocal powerhouse and Broadway star Shayna Steele returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with her eclectic style of... continue reading

Sun 19th

Lees Conducts Schubert

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Sat 25th

Symphony for Our World

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Kodak Center

Description

This unprecedented event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir. Driven by a five-part composition, the show brings viewers from the depths of... continue reading

Sun 26th

The Sounds of Nature

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

This exciting program explores music inspired by Mother Nature. From babbling brooks and bird calls to rainstorms, your RPO brings the sounds of nature inside Hochstein!   2019-20 Season Sponsors:       2019-20 orKIDStra Series Sponsor:

Thu 30th

The Year 1905

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Isabel Leonard, mezzo soprano USTVOLSKAYA Symphonic Poem No. 2 BERLIOZ Les Nuits d’ete SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905" Written in 1957, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905” was written in the aftermath of the Russian... continue reading

Sat 2nd

The Year 1905

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor Isabel Leonard, mezzo soprano USTVOLSKAYA Symphonic Poem No. 2 BERLIOZ Les Nuits d’ete SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905" Written in 1957, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905” was written in the aftermath of the Russian... continue reading

Thu 7th

"Organ" Symphony

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Christoph König, conductor Alexandra Soumm, violin LISZT Les Préludes MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, "Organ" Christoph König returns to conduct Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violinist Alexandra Soumm making her RPO debut. The program begins with Liszt’s Les Préludes, taken from... continue reading

Fri 8th

Ben Folds in Concert with the RPO

Friday, May 8, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra & Eastman School of Music Presents: BEN FOLDS IN CONCERT WITH THE RPO   Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, rock sensation Ben Folds joins the Rochester Philharmonic for an evening... continue reading

Sat 9th

"Organ" Symphony

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Christoph König, conductor Alexandra Soumm, violin LISZT Les Préludes MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, "Organ" Christoph König returns to conduct Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violinist Alexandra Soumm making her RPO debut. The program begins with Liszt’s Les Préludes, taken from... continue reading

Sun 17th

Super RPO!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

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Christopher Jones Lee, conductor It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s your RPO! Enjoy music inspired by all your favorite superheroes!   2019-20 Season Sponsors:       2019-20 orKIDStra Series Sponsor:  

Fri 22nd

Legends: Paul Simon Songbook

Friday, May 22, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Jeff Tyzik, conductor Join your RPO and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for an evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon. Explore his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel, through his solo albums... continue reading

Sat 23rd

Legends: Paul Simon Songbook

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Join your RPO and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for an evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon. Explore his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel, through his solo albums... continue reading

Sun 24th

Jazz: America's Classical

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Performance Hall at Hochstein

Description

2019-20 Season Sponsors:    

Thu 28th

The "Titan" Symphony

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Inon Barnatan, piano ADÈS Dances from Powder Her Face SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 MAHLER Symphony No. 1 Ward Stare continues the exploration of Mahler’s symphonies with "Titan", the composer's First Symphony. This grandiose and booming symphony incorporates... continue reading

Sat 30th

The "Titan" Symphony

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Description

Ward Stare, conductor Inon Barnatan, piano ADÈS Dances from Powder Her Face SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 MAHLER Symphony No. 1 Ward Stare continues the exploration of Mahler’s symphonies with "Titan", the composer's First Symphony. This grandiose and booming symphony incorporates... continue reading

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