Preserving Our Mission

In 1929, as a support group for RPO, the Rochester Philharmonic League was founded. For over 75 years, the RPL has collectively worked towards the common goal of providing quality educational and musical experiences for the community.

Continuing Today

Today, the Rochester Philharmonic League continues to focus on educating youth through music education programs, events and much more. As a group, they assist with our prestigious Young Artist Auditions in addition volunteer to assist with our primary and intermediate concerts.

The Rochester Philharmonic League also coordinates:

Fundraisers

The League hosts an annual summer fundraiser. Attendees enjoy a chartered trip to a matinee performance at the Glimmerglass Opera Theatre in Cooperstown, NY followed by dinner.

Special Events

Throughout the year, the League will organize various social events. These include the Orchestra & Staff Appreciation Luncheon, a celebration of YAA winners, and the Spring Fling.

Membership & Benefits

League members share a common interest in music and supporting young musicians. They take pride in being part of an organization with a rich history of supporting the RPO. Besides giving financial support to the League, members have the option of participating as volunteers in various RPL annual activities.

Membership provides a unique opportunity to attend designated RPO rehearsals at Music, Munch & Mingle, and to meet RPO musicians and staff at League-sponsored events. Involvement in these events gives members the satisfaction of developing a much closer relationship with the Orchestra and its musicians. Members are regularly informed about current activities through the RPL quarterly newsletter.

Our Current Board of Directors

Kathleen Bankey,

President

Eileen Ramos,

Past President

Catherine Frangenberg,

Vice President

Mary-Ellen Perry,

Secretary

Paul Ness,

Treasurer

Mary Ann Giglio

Connie Kaminski

Daryl Kaplan

Bonnie Kramer

Audry Liao

Brenda Murphy-Pough

JoBeth Nichols

Marcia Bornhurst Parkes

Betty Schaeffer

Dan Stare

Vic Vinkey

Connect with the Orchestra

Join the Rochester Philharmonic League today and start impacting your community as you begin to build a closer relationship with the orchestra and its musicians.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Morihara at rpl@rpo.org