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Single Tickets for the Rochester Philharmonic’s Dynamic 21-22 Season on Sale August 16th!

August 11, 2021. Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will put single
tickets for its 2021-22 Season on sale on August 16th*. The 21-22 Philharmonics season is the
first under the baton of Maestro Andreas Delfs as Music Director and is one of the most diverse
in the history of the nearly 100-year-old orchestra.

Since the 2020-2021 Season, M & T Bank has sponsored the Philharmonic and Pops Series, and
continues its commitment as a Co-Sponsor for the 2021-22 Season. They are joined by CoSponsor Rochester Regional Health, now in its fourth year as a season sponsor.

The 2021-22 Philharmonics Series at Rochester’s Kodak Hall features beloved classics as well as
exciting contemporary music by some of today’s leading composers, with an emphasis on
bringing new and diverse perspectives and voices to the concert hall. Some of the world’s most
renowned artists – many of them making their RPO debuts – perform with the orchestra this
season, including: pianists Olga Kern, Jorge Osorio, Natasha Paremski and Awadagin Pratt;
violinists Benjamin Beilman, William Hagen and Chee-Yun Kim; cellist Claudio Bohórquez; vocal
soloists Nicole Cabell and Michelle DeYoung; guitarist Jiji Kim; and conductors David Danzmayr,
Lina González-Granados, Christoph König, Ken-David Masur, and Joseph Young.

The 2021-22 Pops Series, sponsored by Wegmans and Canandaigua National Bank and Trust,
features fantastic songs and songwriting, including Legends: The Paul Simon Songbook
(September 17 & 18), Motown with The Kings of Soul, a concert devoted to the best of Broadway,
Revolution: Music of the Beatles (April 22 & 23, 2022), and a 90th Birthday celebration of the great
John Williams. The marriage of music and film are celebrated with Psycho (October 30), Jurassic
Park in Concert (January 21 & 22, 2022) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (May 27 & 28,

Jeff Tyzik celebrates his 28th year as Principal Pops Conductor. Guest artists include Broadway
veterans Darren Lorenzo and Chester Gregory; American Idol finalist Michael Lynche; and
conductors William Waldrop and Enrico Lopez-Yañez. Maestro Andreas Delfs will conduct a
Pops concert this year with Tony nominee and platinum-selling songwriter, Ann Hampton

The popular Sunday Matinee Series will take place at Nazareth College’s Beston Hall at the Glazer
Music Performance Center, and family favorites are the anchor of the OrKIDStra Season
performed at Hochstein School of Music and Dance.

The safety of patrons, musicians, and staff is of the utmost importance and, following CDC, state,
county, and venue-specific safety measures, and guided by a recent survey of its patrons, the
RPO announces its policies and protocols for concerts from September 12 through November 13.
Patrons at Kodak Hall, Beston Hall at Nazareth Arts Center, and Hochstein Performance Hall aged
12 and up will be required to show proof of vaccination. Children aged 11 and under must be
accompanied by a vaccinated adult. All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, will be required
to wear masks at all venues. The RPO will designate socially distanced areas of Kodak Hall for
those with unvaccinated children or those who would feel more comfortable with social
distancing. Capacities will be limited at both Hochstein Performance Hall and Beston Hall at
Nazareth College to allow for social distancing. The RPO will continue to monitor CDC, state and
local guidelines. Protocols and policies are subject to change.

Subscriptions for the full 2021-2022 Season have been on sale since February. Subscribers
enjoy the best seats at the best prices, plus a host of exclusive benefits like ticket exchange
privileges, priority advance booking and discounts, money-saving coupons to area restaurants,
and more.

Single tickets for all shows, excluding The Nutcracker, Gala Holiday Pops, and The Muppet
Christmas Carol*, are on sale beginning August 16th by visiting or calling
585.454.2100. Purchase single tickets by August 21st and save 10%. For information on the
2021-22 Season, visit All concerts, artists, and schedules are subject to change.

*Ringing in the holidays with the RPO has become a tradition with the ever-popular production of The Nutcracker,
with the Rochester City Ballet (Nov 24, Nov 26 – 28), and the traditional Gala Holiday Pops (Dec 17 – 19). Rochester
will be one of the first cities to host a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert Live to Film (Dec 11).
Although subscribers have been able to purchase tickets to these shows since February, single tickets will go on sale
to the general public on September 20th

2021-2022 RPO Season
Sponsored by M & T Bank and Rochester Regional Health

SUNDAY MATINEE: Baroque and Beyond I
September 12, 2021, 2PM

Nazareth College, Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center

Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Grace Browning, harp (Principal, the Eileen Malone Chair)

J.S. BACH  Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
HANDEL Concerto for Harp, Op. 4, No. 6
TANSMAN  Variations on a Theme of Frescobaldi
TELEMANN  Overture in D Major

The RPO’s Sunday Matinee Series begins with a musical feast! In J.S. Bach’s sparkling Brandenburg Concerto No. 4,
the composer keeps us guessing about who the real soloists are. Muse, by American composer Christopher
Theofanidis was written in 2007 as part of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s series “The New Brandenburgs,”
which commissioned six composers to write new works based on the instrumentation of Bach’s Brandenburg
Concerti. Handel’s Concerto for Harp is one of the jewels in the crown of baroque music and features soloist Grace
Browning. Composed in 1937, the Variations on a Theme of Frescobaldi by Aleksander Tansman features gorgeous
writing for strings. Telemann intended his Overture in D Major, not only to be music suitable for entertaining, but
also to demonstrate his superiority as a composer.

Legends: the Paul Simon Songbook
September 17 & 18, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Join your RPO and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for an evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon.
Explore his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo
albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Orchestrated by Jeff Tyzik, you’ll enjoy songs including “Bridge Over
Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “50 Ways to Leave Your

Andreas Conducts Brahms 1
September 23 & 25, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
WAGNER Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
JENNIFER HIGDON  Violin Concerto
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1

Music Director Andreas Delfs opens the program with Richard Wagner’s Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. Jennifer
Higdon’s award-winning Violin Concerto, praised as “an attractive, colourful work, scored most imaginatively and
with great finesse” (Gramophone), features soloist Benjamin Beilman. Despite taking the composer over a decade
to complete, Johann Brahms’s First Symphony was worth the wait – a melodic triumph worthy of his musical

König Conducts Saint-Saëns
October 7 & 9, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Christoph König, conductor
Chee-Yun Kim, violin

SAINT-SAËNS ”Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah
LALO  Symphonie espagnole
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Christoph König returns to conduct Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah.
Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole is considered a violin concerto by musicians and, indeed, inspired Tchaikovsky
to write his own Violin Concerto. Saint-Saëns’s energetic and powerful Third Symphony, composed in 1886 and
popularly known as “the Organ Symphony,” shows Saint-Saëns at the peak of his career.

Kings of Soul
October 15 & 16, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Darren Lorenzo, vocals
Chester Gregory, vocals
Michael Lynche, vocals

Kings of Soul showcases the music of legendary artists Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Otis Redding, The
Temptations, Al Green, Barry White, Smokey Robinson, and Curtis Mayfield in an evening of soulful rhythms and
melodies. Honoring the true “Kings” of classic soul, featured hits include “Soul Man,” “Shop Around,” “Get Ready,”
“Try a Little Tenderness,” “Stand By Me,” “Move On Up,” and “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher.”

Paremski + Rachmaninov
October 21 & 23, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

WEILL Suite from The Threepenny Opera
RACHMANINOV  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
KHACHATURIAN  Suite from Spartacus
BLACHER  Orchestral Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Kurt Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera showcases American jazz’s influence in 1920s Europe and features
instrumentation that includes the banjo, bandoneon, and a trap set. Sergei Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme
of Paganini, with Natasha Paremski returning as soloist, evokes the three-movement form of Romanticist
concertos, but written as a single movement. Boris Blacher’s Orchestral Variations on a Theme by Paganini opens
with Paganini’s theme, finishing with a grand ending in the final bars. Aram Khachaturian’s Suite
from Spartacus remains one of his best-known works.

Psycho Live with Orchestra
October 30, 2021, 8PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Scott Terrell, conductor

This 1960, classic film, by Universal Pictures, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and features a score by Bernard
Hermann. According to Christopher Palmer in his 1990 book, The Composer in Hollywood, Psycho was “perhaps
Hermann’s most spectacular Hitchcock achievement.” Hitchcock himself remarked that “33% of the effect of Psycho
was due to the music.”

ORKIDSTRA: Halloween Tricks and Treats
October 31, 2021, 2PM
Hochstein Performance Hall

Kalena Bovell, conductor
Bring your ghouls and goblins for a frightfully fun time with your RPO! Conductor Kalena Bovell has some surprise
musical treats in store, so join us for spine-tingling and hauntingly fun time. Costumes are strongly encouraged!

New World Symphony
November 4 & 6, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Joseph Young, conductor
William Hagen, violin
BARBER  Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Joseph Young joins us for his RPO conducting debut. An homage to the triumphs, tribulations, and growth along
the journey of life, Brian Nabors’ Onward is a musical journey that depicts the large and small changes in life that
push us individually and collectively into the future. William Hagen also makes his RPO debut in Samuel Barber’s
Violin Concerto. Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, popularly known as “The New World Symphony,” was inspired
the composer’s exposure to Black and Indigenous influences of the American musical landscape.

Back to Broadway
November 12 & 13, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

William Waldrop, conductor

Broadway comes to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre! Enjoy classic and popular tunes well-known from some of the
most outstanding productions ever put on The Great White Way.

Hansel & Gretel
November 18 & 20, 2021
RPO’s Annual Opera Concert
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Grant Preisser, stage director
HUMPERDINCK Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck’s retelling of the famous Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale is brought to life on the Kodak Hall
Stage! Enjoy this semi-staged opera, sung in English, as a start to the holiday season.

The Nutcracker (Tickets on sale September 20th)
November 24-28, 2021
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Tara Simoncic, conductor

The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for nearly 130 years and has
become a Rochester holiday tradition. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets
as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score,
performed in all its glory by the RPO. This beloved story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream never fails to touch
the heart!

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert Live to Film (Tickets on sale September 20th)
December 11, 2021, 6:30pm
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Your RPO presents the North American premiere of The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert Live to Film, conducted
by Christopher Dragon. This 1992 film, starring Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, features an original score
composed by Miles Goodman with songs by Paul Williams. This presentation is licensed by Disney Concerts.

Gala Holiday Pops
December 17-19, 2021 (Tickets on sale September 20th)
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Whether you drive to Kodak Hall or opt for a sleigh ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert,
complete with a sing-a-long!

SUNDAY MATINEE: Bach, Martin + Mozart
December 12, 2021, 2PM
Nazareth College, Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center

Andreas Delfs, conductor

J.C. BACH  Overture to Lucio Silla
MARTIN  Concerto for 7 Winds, Timpani, Percussion and Strings
MOZART Symphony No 41

This second concert in the Sunday Matinee Series begins with the Overture to Lucio Silla by J.C. Bach, which was
written in 1775 when the composer was 40 years old and at the prime of his career. (Mozart, too wrote an opera
about Lucio Silla in 1772, but he was 16 at the time.) Frank Martin’s Concerto for 7 Winds, Timpani, Percussion and
Strings was written in 1949 for the Bernische Musikgesellschaft. The seven solo instruments are so different in
character and playing technique, which makes the piece a brilliant study in composition and balance. Mozart’s
Symphony No 41 – the “Jupiter Symphony,” is the longest (and last) of the great composer’s symphonic works.
Regarded by many critics as one of the greatest symphonies in classical music, it is not known if it was ever
performed during Mozart’s lifetime, but your RPO performs it here for you.

Andreas Conducts Beethoven
January 13 & 15, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

Music Director Andreas Delfs conducts an evening of one of classical music’s greatest composers! Inspired by the
works of Haydn and Mozart, the use of sforzandi and sudden shifts in Beethoven’s First Symphony, is a
composition undeniably his. Beethoven’s spirited Seventh Symphony features the haunting Allegretto that’s
captivated listeners from concert hall to movie screen.

Jurassic Park in Concert
January 21 & 22, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Jurassic Park! The action-packed adventure pits man
against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and
groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences
can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John
Williams’s iconic score live to picture.
Welcome… to Jurassic Park!
Jurassic Park is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

ORKIDSTRA: Pirates! The Quest for Blackbeard’s Treasure
January 23, 2022, 2PM
Hochstein Performance Hall

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

All hands on deck! When Captain Enrico and First Mate Pip discover a clue to the lost treasure of Captain
Blackbeard, they recruit the audience of new sailors to sail the seven seas in search of this legendary prize.

Danzmayr Returns

January 27 & 29, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

David Danzmayr, conductor
Jiji Kim, guitar

RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Conductor David Danzmayr opens the concert with Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, inspired by the classic Greek myth of
flight and failure. Joaquin Rodrigo’s best-known work, Concierto de Aranjuez, features guitar soloist Jiji Kim making
her RPO debut. Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s powerful and urgent Fourth Symphony, a staple in the orchestral
repertoire, remains one of his best compositions.

Don Quixote
February 10 & 12, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Claudio Bohorquez, cello

Aaron Mossburg, viola (Principal, The William L. Gamble Chair, funded in perpetuity)

HANSON  Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”
R. STRAUSS  Don Quixote

One of Eastman School of Music’s first directors, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson was renowned
for his gorgeously orchestrated and richly textured works. Written in 1930, Hanson’s Second Symphony was
immediately hailed as a triumph and “the epitome of the twentieth-century symphony.” The second half of the
program features Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote. Composed in 1897, this tone poem, based on Miguel de
Cervantes’s novel of the same name, implements varied orchestra instruments to represent the novel’s themes of
knightly glory and a colorful array of amusing characters.

Happy Birthday, John Williams!
February 18 & 19, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination and to new worlds through heart-pounding
adventures. Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik as we celebrate John Williams’s 90th Birthday with music
written by one of America’s greatest composers. Featuring music from some of the most iconic films of the 20th

Ginastera, Gershwin + Frank
March 3 & 5, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Lina González-Granados, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

GINASTERA  Four Dances from Estancia
GERSHWIN  Concerto in F
GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
GABRIELA LENA FRANK  Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

Praised for her “attention to orchestral colors” (OperaWire), Lina González-Granados makes her Kodak Hall debut.
Alberto Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia, a ballet, featuring music inspired his native Argentinian rural
landscape. George Gershwin, similarly, was inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Havana when he composed
his Cuban Overture. Olga Kern brings her extraordinary talent and star power to Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Gabriela
Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout blends classical and Andean folk music traditions to perform in a
sonorous space that co-exists together.

Happy Birthday, Christopher Seaman!
March 12, 2022, 8PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34
SMETANA “The Moldau” from Má vlast
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Op 88

The RPO welcomes back Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman for a very special 80th birthday party, featuring
music by Britten, Smetana and Dvořák. It promises to be an unforgettable and stirring celebration of a glittering
career in music.

Diva to Diva: An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway
March 18 & 19, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals

Tony nominee and platinum-selling songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway fuses a unique blend of jazz and pop that
keeps her in demand around the world. In Diva to Diva, she honors all the great women of song from Ella
Fitzgerald to Nina Simone to Carole King to Judy Garland in a magical symphonic night to remember.

SUNDAY MATINEE: Delfs Conducts Mozart
March 20, 2022, 2PM
Nazareth College, Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Ahrim Kim, cello (Principal, The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair)

J.C. BACH Symphony in G minor Op 6 No. 6
MOZART Symphony No. 40

Although J.C. Bach’s Symphony in G minor is perhaps his darkest piece, it is considered to be a signature work of
the 18th century. The music of Anna Clyne blends old soul sensibility with the fresh and modern. Premiered in
2019, Dance is optimistic and forward-looking. Mozart wrote his Symphony No. 40 in 1788. Sometimes referred to
as the “Great G minor Symphony,” to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 25 or the “Little G minor symphony,” it
was one of Mozart’s most greatly admired works.

The Emperor Concerto
March 24 & 26, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jorge Osorio, piano

SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER  Something for the Dark
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Join your RPO for an evening of heroic and moving music! Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark is a
musical journey of adversity, growth, and hope. Astounding generations of audiences, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto
is known for its grandeur and bold melodies. Written in Russia during the summer of 1944, Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth
Symphony is an uplifting composition that enthused the Soviet populace as their army marched toward a
victorious campaign.

ORKIDSTRA: Clarinet and his Friends: A Story of Diversity, Acceptance and Unity
March 27, 2022, 2PM
Hochstein Performance Hall

Herb Smith, Conductor

Clarinet has been invited to perform with the RPO! But he’s nervous – he looks and sounds different from the
other instruments in the orchestra. Will he fit in? Join Clarinet on his journey to the RPO as he gets to meet all of
the instruments that make up the orchestra and learns how, though all different, they can create beautiful music

Masur Conducts
April 14 & 16, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Awadagin Pratt, piano

BRAHMS  Variations on a Theme by Haydn
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”
Hailed as “fearless, bold, and a life-force” (San Diego Union-Tribute), Ken-David Masur makes his RPO conducting
debut with Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn. Pianist Awadagin Pratt, who has toured both
internationally and performed at the White House, will make his RPO debut in Jessie Montgomery’s Piano
Concerto. Recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award from the ASCAP Foundation, Montgomery’s music meets at
the longstanding intersection of classical music, improvisation, and social justice. Felix Mendelssohn’s Fifth
Symphony is a powerful conclusion to this program.

Revolution: Music of the Beatles
April 22 & 23, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Join your RPO for a unique symphonic experience featuring six of the world’s top vocalists and musicians together
with restorative orchestrations from the original sessions at Abbey Road, arranged by Grammy-winner and
Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Accompanied by hundreds of rare and unseen photos, Revolution takes
audiences on a magical, musical, and visual journey of The Beatles. The production features arrangements of over
25 top hits, including “Ticket to Ride,” Penny Lane,” “Because,” “Get Back,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”
All music under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Harrisongs LTD. All photos under license from The
Beatles Book Photo Library. The show is not endorsed by or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.

The Blue Danube
May 5 & 7, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin (Concertmaster, The Caroline W. Gannett & Cayla Ward Chair)
MENDELSSOHN The Fair Melusine Overture
ROBERTO SIERRA  Violin Concerto (world premiere)
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
J. STRAUSS, JR. An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), op, 314

Felix Mendelssohn’s charming overture to The Fair Melusine is rarely performed, a musical treat you won’t want to
miss. Concertmaster Juliana Athayde performs as soloist in the world premiere of Violin Concerto, written by
acclaimed composer Roberto Sierra. Despite being his last and unfinished composition, Franz Schubert’s Eighth
Symphony is regarded as one of the Romantic period’s first musical works. Johann Strauss’ The Blue
Danube is a melodic tune that conjures up images of extravagant costumes swaying in even grander ballrooms.

RPO + Eastman presents: Ben Folds with the RPO
May 6, 2022, 7:30PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, rock sensation Ben Folds joins the RPO for
an evening of genre-bending music, performing hits songs like “The Luckiest,” “Capable of Anything,” and “Landed.”
The multi-platinum selling artist, who was a judge for five seasons on NBC’s critically acclaimed a capella show The
Sing Off, has recorded numerous solo and collaboration records, including music for film and TV and a classical piano
concerto that topped the Billboard charts.

ORKIDSTRA: Symphony in Space
May 15, 2022, 2PM
Hochstein Performance Hall

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

Enlist in Symphonic Starforce, board the Sonic Spaceship, and set a course for an intergalactic musical adventure!
The villainous Lieutenant Tritone is stealing the three legendary Orb Crystals that maintain peace and order among
the star systems. Join Captain Enrico and the autonomous bot A440 in a cosmic race to thwart Lieutenant Tritone.

Symphonic Cinema
May 19 & 21, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and your RPO for an evening of music from the Golden Age of Hollywood!
Featuring the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, and others.

SUNDAY MATINEE: Baroque and Beyond II
May 22, 2022, 2PM
Nazareth College, Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

TELEMANN Selections from Don Quixote Suite
J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor
HANDEL Selections from Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major
VIVALDI/ARR. SORRELL Concerto Grosso from La Folia (Madness)

Telemann wrote two works based on the adventures of Cervantes’ knight errant: a serenata, and this whimsical
suite. J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor is heavily influenced by Vivaldi’s three movement
concerto model, infusing it with his own contrapuntal ingenuity. Handel composer his three Water Music suites for
a royal pleasure trip up the Thames in 1717. Suite No. 1 is one of his most festive creations. The folia, is an ancient
Portuguese dance where young girls engaged in a wild dance of abandon, becomes faster and wilder as the piece
goes on. This arrangement by the conductor, is a concerto grosso after Vivaldi’s triosonata, La Folia.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
May 27 & 28, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in highdefinition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.
WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)

Mahler: The Resurrection Symphony
June 2 & 4, 2022
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano
Rochester Oratorio Society

MAHLER  Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

One of the greatest symphonies of all time closes out your season. Completed in 1894, Gustav Mahler’s Second
Symphony was the first significant work exploring his lifelong perspectives of the afterlife and established him as a
leading composer of his day. An all-embracing work, it is the first of Mahler’s symphonies to use voices, words, and
orchestra to create a musical experience that will stay with you far beyond the concert hall. Join us as we sound
the trumpets and ring the bells for this grand Season Finale!
All concerts, artists, and schedules are subject to change.

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 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