Start the New Year with your RPO!

From the music of Beethoven to the sounds of Mardi Gras, gather the family and stream your award-winning orchestra anytime, anywhere, this January and February!*

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Available January 24th through March 10th

Andreas Delfs, conductor 

GRIEG   Holberg Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY   Serenade in C Major, “Serenade for Strings”

In this unique program, we celebrate our strings!  Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a suite of five movements based on 18th-century dance forms, was written in 1884 by Grieg to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Danish-Norwegian humanist and playwright Ludvig Holberg. Popularly known as “Serenade for Strings,” Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major showcases two of his best-known compositional traits: a gift for graceful melody, and his veneration of Mozart. While every movement is popular, it is the second movement, the “Valse,” that will be familiar to many.

ndeniably his.

Available January 30th through March 12th

PROKOFIEV   Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
BEETHOVEN   Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

Commissioned in the early 1920s while staying in Paris, Prokofiev’s Quintet was composed for a traveling ballet troupe with only five musicians among them. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major, written at the turn of the 19th century, blends the popular divertimentos of the previous century with experimental arrangements hailed by early Romanticists. 

Available February 6th through March 23rd

Juliana Athayde, violin (The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair, funded in perpetuity)

ST. GEORGES   Overture to L’Amant Anonyme
MOZART   Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
BRAHMS   Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16 

The program opens with the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, one of the earliest Black classical composers and playwrights. Composed as part of his most renowned opera, L’Amant Anonyme (The Anonymous Lover), Saint-Georges’s Overture was performed exclusively for the nobles and royals of late-1700 France. Mozart – Saint-George’s contemporary and, possibly, his roommate in Paris – composed his Violin Concerto as part fun yet challenge for the successor to his position at the Salzburg Court Orchestra. Dedicated to Clara Schumann in 1859, Brahms’s Second Serenade shows the link between the earliest stage of his career and the mature, commanding figure he would have in the classical world. 

Available February 20th through April 6th

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet & vocals
Bobby Floyd, keyboards

Celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with a night of hot, steamy New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music from New Orleans natives like Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong. From street parades in the French Quarter to late-night jams in the city’s famed clubs, this party transforms into an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration with Byron Stripling leading the (virtual) parade!

Available March 13th through April 27th

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin (The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair, funded in perpetuity)

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for a musical journey from the Spanish heartland to the streets of Havana and Argentina! Featuring Bizet’s Carmen Suite, de Falla’s Ritual of Fire Dances, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Tyzik’s Three Latin Dances, and more!

Stream these concerts before they’re gone! 

Available through January 20th

Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops 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 WorldSilent Night, and the Chanukah Suite. Don’t forget the hot cocoa!

Available through January 27th 

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, 

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 through January 28th

Wesley Nance, trumpet
Herb Smith, 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 through February 2nd 

Matthew Kraemer, conductor

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  Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major

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

Available through February 14th

Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops 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.

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