From Tots to Teens

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

Tiny Tots

Our Tiny Tots program is geared to our youngest music fans – preschoolers and kindergarteners. This 40-minute concert will introduce children to the instrumental families of the orchestra, as well as some basic musical concepts. Advance reservations are required and can be made by returning the registration form; registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Upcoming Tiny Tots Events for This Season

Event schedule coming soon.

Primary & Intermediate Concerts

Similar to our Tiny Tots program, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra also coordinates field trips and performances for primary and intermediate students throughout the area. Each offered program is age appropriate, demonstrating the basics of the orchestra to learning about the cultural influence and history of orchestral music.

Each RPO performance season, we offer five winter concerts to intermediate students and two spring concerts to primary students. The Rochester Philharmonic League volunteers escort over 15,000 children from the bus to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. We want every student to have the opportunity to watch in awe as a world-class orchestra performs live.

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:

New York State Council on the Arts

County of Monroe, Cheryl DiNolfo, County Executive

ESL Charitable Foundation

Glover Crask Charitable Trust

Farash Foundation

Cornell Weinstein Family Foundation

Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

Wilson Foundation

Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust

Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation

Real World Experience

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra always has a roster of internationally acclaimed artists in the events calendar. In addition to RPO’s own musical team, many of these musicians and artists are more than happy to include special appearances to local schools during their time with us. Students of all ages are presented with lectures, demonstrations, masterclasses and personal stories from these special guests and our resident musicians.

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

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Brown, Director of Education at

Honor Those Who Inspire

Each year, RPO opens up nominations for outstanding music educators and professional musicians in the Rochester area. Nominate that source of inspiration in your life today!

Contact us to nominate your educator