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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Holiday Streaming Concerts

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2020
Media Contact:  Ortensia Èstelle de Loren, (585) 454-7311, ext. 266


Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to present holiday-themed concerts available for streaming through the month of December.

Holiday Streaming, part of the RPO @ Home digital concert series, features five holiday-themed programs. The series includes our annual holiday concert, Gala Holiday Pops, on Sunday, December 6, 2020, with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik.

The Holiday Streaming package includes all five concerts for $100. Single concerts start at $20 per program.

Order online at, or call our Patron Services Center at (585) 454-2100 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM).

The 2020/21 Season is presented by M&T Bank and Rochester Regional Health, Pops Series Sponsors Canandaigua National Bank & Trust and Wegmans. Additional support of the RPO @ Home Digital Series is made possible by the generous support of Sales Sense Payments, Pace Family Fund, Eggers Family Charitable Foundation, and Christine M. Colucci.

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 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)
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 December 19, 2020 – February 2, 2021

Matthew Kraemer, conductor

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


Available December 31, 2020 – February 14, 2021 

Jeff Tyzik, 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 Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians and Joplin’s Cascades. 


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.