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Music Director Ward Stare Conducts an Evening in Vienna

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2019

Media Contact:   Nicole Morelle, 454-7311 ext. 245





Fundraising Gala and Concert

October 12 – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Rochester, NY – Music Director Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform a one-night-only gala concert on Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

The concert features waltzes by Strauss, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, and selections from Lehár.

The RPO is also offering a gala package ($250) that includes dinner in The Wilder Room, a concert ticket, and post-concert dessert reception and dancing. All proceeds benefit the RPO’s Education & Community Engagement programs.

Concert-only tickets ($24-$90) can be purchased online at or by calling the RPO’s Patron Services Center at 454-2100. The gala package can be added by calling the Patron Services Center.

The 2019/20 Season is presented by Rochester Regional Health – The Lipson Cancer Institute and M&T Bank.


Saturday, October 12th at 8 p.m.

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Ward Stare, Music Director

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music since its founding in 1922. The RPO presents approximately 150 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Music Director Ward Stare joins the ranks of former notable RPO music directors, including Eugene Goossens, José Iturbi, Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, now in his 26th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. The RPO reaches more than 15,000 children through its specific programs for school-aged children.