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!

2022 Primary Concerts – Grades 1-3

Symphony in Space!

Conductor: Enrico Lopez-Yañez

Streaming Dates: Monday, February 28th through Tuesday, March 29th  

The 2022 Primary Concerts will take place virtually this year. Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez will lead the RPO in Symphony in Space! In their quest to save the galaxy, students will learn about rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. Featuring music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius, the program culminates in an epic space battle where the student cadets demonstrate their new musical knowledge.

PROGRAM

VERDI: La Forza del Destino, Overture

SIBELIUS: Finlandia

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, IV. Saltarello

GRIEG: In the Hall of the Mountain King

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture

STRAUSS: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

This concert is being offered to all educators free of charge. To receive the concert link and preparatory materials, please register here:

Virtual Primary Concert Registration

 

For more information, please contact: Barbara Brown, Director of Education at [email protected]

2022 Intermediate Concert – Grades 4-6

Music Paints a Picture!

Conductor: Herb Smith

Streaming Dates: Monday, March 21st through Tuesday, April 19th 

The 2022 Intermediate Concerts will take place virtually this year. Just as an artist has a palette full of colors, the instruments’ many timbres allow the orchestra to paint pictures through sound. This concert will explore the connection between music and stories, poetry, nature, dance, and visual art. Students will have the opportunity to create their own poetry and artwork in response to the music, and see how other artists were inspired in similar ways.

PROGRAM

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Mvt 1

BEETHOVEN: – Symphony 7, Mvt 2

ROSSINI: – Storm Scene from William Tell Overture

TYZIK: – Call to Worship from Pleasant Valley Suite

TCHAIKOVSKY: – Sleeping Beauty Waltz

SAITN-SA߳ENS: – Danse Macabre

This concert is being offered to all educators free of charge. To receive the concert link and preparatory materials, please register here:

Virtual Intermediate Concert Registration

 

For more information, please contact: Barbara Brown, Director of Education at [email protected]

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

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 [email protected]

Honor Those Who Inspire

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