From Tots to Teens

As one of the first organizations in the nation to introduce a program specifically for the youth, we continue to focus on how we can enrich and influence younger generations through music!

Guest Artist Visits

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra always has a roster of internationally acclaimed artists in the events calendar. RPO conductors, musicians, and guest artists share their music, expertise, and experiences with the greater Rochester community through in-person performances and engagements throughout the season. These visits help eliminate the barrier of travel by bringing the experience directly to the community.

If you are interested in having an artist attend your school, contact us today!

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Open Rehearsals

Open rehearsals offer a unique opportunity for the Rochester community to get a behind-the-scenes glimps into the rehearsal process and immerse themselves in the live orchestral experience at no cost. Rehearsals are normally held at the Eastman Theatre, offering attendees the chance to experience the atmosphere of Kodak Hall without the typical formality of an RPO concert. Open rehearsals also allow opportunities to engage with the conductor, musicians, and guest artists in a more casual, relaxed setting.

If you are interested in attending an open rehearsal, contact us today!

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Primary Concerts

Grades 1-3

Registration is currently closed. 

Intermediate Concerts

Grades 4-6

Registration is currently closed. 

Tiny Tots are Back!

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

This year we are bringing back our Tiny Tots concerts, scheduled in early May. These forty-minute concerts for preschoolers and kindergarteners are presented at schools, houses of worship, and other public venues in order to be accessible to diverse neighborhoods and to provide an intimate, comfortable environment for young children. Students learn basic musical terms, listening skills, and the instruments of the orchestra.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program and conductor information will be shared as soon as it is available.

Complimentary lesson plans will be provided for all who register.

The fieldtrip fee is $5/student. Teachers and adult chaperones attend free of charge. Payment is collected at or following the performance. Please do not send payment before the concert.

At this time, we do not have any COVID protocols in place. If there is a change, we will inform you immediately. If your school has any requirements (such as social distancing) please let us know.

There will be no streaming option for this year’s concerts. Thank you for your understanding. We cannot wait to see you in the hall in person!

Our Education Sponsors

We’re so grateful for all of our sponsors who have assisted us in our efforts to inspire the
younger generations through our education programs:

County of Monroe, Adam Bello, County Executive
New York State Council on the Arts
ESL Charitable Foundation
Glover-Crask Charitable Trust
Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation
Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation
Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust
Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation
Paychex Charitable Foundation
J.M. McDonald Foundation

Honor Those Who Inspire

Each year, RPO opens up nominations for outstanding music educators and professional musicians in the Rochester area.