Enjoy your award-winning orchestra from the comfort of your couch! Our RPO @ Home programs bring the concert experience right to you. Enjoy anytime, anywhere, and at your convenience!*

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Available October 22 – December 6, 2020

Ward Stare, conductor

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst opens the program. Gentle melodies are juxtaposed with dramatic gestures to create a unique and multidimensional soundscape. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, a symphonic poem dedicated to the birth of his son, is one of his smallest works composed for a chamber orchestra. Completed six months after his Fourth Symphony, Schubert found inspiration in his Fifth Symphony through famed virtuoso, Mozart.

Available October 24 – December 8, 2020

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

New Orleans, 1890s – the birthplace of ragtime. Enjoy the tunes of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C.  Handy, and others for an evening of music by these great innovators. A combination of early Blues, French march music, and classical song, ragtime laid the foundation for jazz and popular music of the past century. Join us as the RPO streams this concert into your homes!

Available November 5 – December 20, 2020

Ward Stare, conductor

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D minor
WALKER Lyric for Strings
HAYDN Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, “Farewell”

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds in D minor evokes the old-world atmosphere of music performed in the courts of the Rococo period. The first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings blends lush harmonies with stark solo passages to create a dramatic and moving composition. Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony concludes the program, a composition written as an appeal from court musicians to return their loved ones, with a surprising ending you don’t want to miss!

Available November 7 – December 22, 2020

 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

The American music landscape is made up of peoples from different colors, cultures, and creeds. Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik as we celebrate works by some of the country’s most celebrated composers!

Available October 31 – December 15, 2020

 

The perfect treat for your ghouls and goblins! Enjoy Halloween @ Home, a spooktacular concert on Halloween Day for the whole family. Featuring Vivaldi’s “Autumn,” Haydn’s “The Horseman,” and more!

Mona Seghatoleslami, narrator
Daryl Perlo, violin (Assistant Principal, The James E. Dumm Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Willa Finck, violin
Olita Povero, viola
Ingrid Bock, cello
Fred Dole, bass
Herb Smith, drums

VIVALDI “Autumn” from The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293
VIVALDI Concerto Op. 10 No. 2, RV 439, “The Night”
JEAN DUVAL Halloween Jig
EDWARD PEARLMAN Halloween Reel
HAYDN String Quartet Op. 74 No. 3, “The Horseman”
MUSSORGSKY “The Old Castle” from Pictures at an Exhibition
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre, Op. 40
THOM SHARP Shadows in the House

Available November 14 – December 29, 2020

Herb Smith, trumpet
Rebecca Gilbert, flute (Principal, The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair, funded in perpetuity)
Andy Brown, bass clarinet
Mike Griffin, bass (Assistant Principal)
Bob Sneider, guitar
Jeff Campbell, drums

HERB SMITH   Lotus Eater
HERB SMITH   Present Moment No Blues
HERB SMITH   Intrada Exit
HERB SMITH   Bar Theme
TRADITIONAL Calvary
HERB SMITH   The Stillness of Now

Featuring original music written by Herb Smith and inspired by various genres, including Latin, New Orleans Jazz, and blues, the Herb Smith’s Jazz Combo will have you moving with the music when you stream anytime, anywhere

Available November 21, 2020 – January 5, 2021


Thomas Rodgers, violin
Molly McDonald, violin
Aika Ito, viola
Benjamin Krug, cello

BEETHOVEN   String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18
BEETHOVEN   String Quartet No. 6 in Bb major, Op. 18

Our RPO @ Home: Chamber Ensembles features an intimate performance performed by your RPO! Join us for a performance of Beethoven’s finest works, with Thomas Rodgers (violin), Molly McDonald (violin), Aika Ito (viola), and Benjamin Krug (cello).

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 5, 2020 – January 19, 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 WorldSilent 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) 

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.

*Streaming concerts available for unlimited viewing up to 45 days after the original streaming date. Must be logged into your RPO online account to access these performances. 

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


Pace Family Fund
Eggers Family Charitable Foundation
Christine M. Colucci