Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announces that it is postponing all of its concerts scheduled to be performed between January 13 and January 29, 2022. This three-week pause in performances is in response to the University of Rochester’s decision to cancel or postpone all concerts, master classes, and special events scheduled through January 31. The University has also limited the capacity of indoor gatherings on campus to no more than 10 individuals through the end of January. The RPO’s own medical advisor has also endorsed the idea of this brief pause in performances given the current high levels of infections and hospitalizations in the Finger Lakes region.
Affected concerts include: Andreas Conducts Beethoven (January 13 & 15)*, Jurassic Park In Concert (January 21 & 22), OrKIDStra: Pirates! The Quest for Blackbeard’s Treasure (January 23), and Danzmayr Returns (January 27 & 29). *This will also postpone the February 4th release of RPO @ Home: Andreas Conducts Beethoven.
The RPO is presently working with the Eastman Theatre and Hochstein School to identify new dates for these affected concerts and asks that ticket holders simply hold onto their tickets for now. Further information about the rescheduled concerts will be provided as soon as dates are solidified, and additional tickets for these performances are currently unavailable for purchase.
“While we will miss performing live for you, the health and safety of our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers is of the highest priority,” explains RPO President & CEO Curt Long. “We are very grateful for the community’s continued support during this ever-changing environment, and we look forward to performing again on February 10th and 12th with Don Quixote, led by our wonderful Music Director Andreas Delfs.”
The orchestra has also canceled its free, 2022-23 Season Preview Concert scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 out of an abundance of caution and is exploring digital alternatives for the season announcement instead.
ABOUT THE RPO: The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music since its origins 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 Andreas Delfs joins the ranks of former notable RPO music directors, including Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman, Mark Elder, and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, now in his 28th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. The RPO reaches more than 15,000 youth through its specific education programs.