Rather than a sleigh ride to Kodak Hall, celebrate the holidays with your RPO from the comfort of your couch!

We are excited to announce five holiday streaming concerts, including our annual Gala Holiday Pops! Don’t forget, each concert is available for purchase and unlimited enjoyment for up to 45 days. Please note: due to current CDC guidelines and NYS regulations, there will be no in person concerts this holiday season. 

Purchase all five concerts for $100! Single concerts starting at $20 per program.  

Click below to order online, or call our Patron Services Center at (585) 454-2100 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, 10/31 from 10 AM to 2 PM).

Available December 6, 2020 – January 20, 2021

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin (Concertmaster, The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair, funded in perpetuity) 
Ahrim Kim, cello (Principal, The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair, funded in perpetuity)  
Erik Behr, oboe (Principal, The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair, funded in perpetuity)  
W. Peter Kurau, horn (Principal, The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair, funded in perpetuity)  
Jim Tiller, percussion (Principal, The Marie-Merrill and George M. Ewing Chair, funded in perpetuity) 

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday tradition – Gala Holiday Pops with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring RPO musicians as soloists! Gather your family to enjoy favorites including Joy to the World, Silent Night, and the Chanukah Suite. Don’t forget the hot cocoa!

Available December 12, 2020 – January 26, 2021

Douglas Prosser, trumpet (Principal, The Elaine P. Wilson Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Wesley Nance, trumpet
Maura McCune Corvington, horn
David Bruestle, trombone (Principal, The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Craig Sutherland, tuba (Principal, The Rob W. Goodling Chair, funded in perpetuity)

Get your mug of cider and enjoy music featuring the RPO Brass Quintet! This intimate chamber ensemble will perform carols and Hanukkah songs guaranteed to make your holidays merry and bright!

Available December 13, 2020 – January 27, 2021

David Bruestle, trombone (Principal, The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Lisa Albrecht, trombone
Jeffrey Gray,
bass trombone
Craig Sutherland,
tuba (Principal, The Rob W. Goodling Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Jim Tiller, percussion (Principal, The Marie-Merrill and George M. Ewing Chair, funded in perpetuity) 
Amanda Mole, 
organ

Do You Hear What I Hear? The sounds of the RPO’s Low Brass & Friends performing holiday classics including White Christmas and Little Drummer Boy! Plus, a few musical surprises along the way!

Available December 19, 2020 – February 2, 2021

Ward Stare, conductor

Join Music Director Ward Stare and your RPO for a joyous celebration of classical favorites, including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more!

HANDEL   Selections from Water Music
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on Greensleeves
CORELLI   Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, “Fatto per la note di Natale” The Christmas Concerto
BACH   Suite No. 3 in D major

Available December 31, 2020 – February 14, 2021

Ward Stare, conductor

Ring in the New Year with your RPO! Pour the champagne – grape juice for the kids! – and celebrate the end of 2020 with favorites including Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Smetana Dance of the Comedians, conducted by Music Director Ward Stare.

The RPO Holiday Streaming concerts are made possible with the generous support of our proud sponsors:


Pace Family Fund
Eggers Family Charitable Foundation
Christine M. Colucci