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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - RPO

Based in Rochester, NY, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been committed to enriching and inspiring the community through the art of music since 1922.
Today, the RPO presents at least 130 concerts per year, serving an estimated quarter of a million people through concerts, education and community activities throughout our region.
Whether it's Beethoven, Broadway, or the Beatles- the RPO has something for everyone! Join us for a concert! rpo.org

January 27, 2019

Michael Butterman, conductor
Erik Behr, oboe The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair

Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald, bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair


January 31, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Ward Stare, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring

One of the great works of the 20th century,


February 7, 2019 - February 9, 2019

Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin

KODÁLY Variations on a


February 15, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Shayna Steele, vocals

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that’s what the queens of soul have earned selling millions of albums and countless chart-topping hits. Vocalists sing the works of some of


February 28, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Ward Stare, conductor

MAHLER Symphony No. 7 in E Minor

Mahler’s brooding, enigmatic seventh symphony represents the composer at his most modern. Featuring such unconventional symphonic instruments as


March 7, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Ward Stare, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93

Augustin Hadelich, named the 2018 Musical America


March 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet
tar Tango Dancers

Eternal Tango brings the passion of Buenos Aires to the stage. The essence and evolution of tango are showcased through the art


March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Ward Stare, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

BRAHMS Tragic Overture

DVORAK Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33
STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra

Richard Strauss’ powerful and triumphant Also sprach


April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Michael Francis, guest conductor
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

WALTON Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

Michael Francis returns to conduct a program of Walton


April 28, 2019

Hochstein Student String & Percussion Ensembles

The Thrill of the Orchestra lives up to its title! This playful piece colorfully illustrates the instruments and how they are played. The piece


May 4, 2019

Michael Butterman, conductor
Frequent Flyer Cirque Group
Rebecca Gilbert,
Other Artists TBD

COPLAND Appalachian Spring


Join your RPO in celebrating


May 5, 2019

Ward Stare, Conductor
Jessica Sindell,

CHERUBINI Overture to Medee

VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto in C Major
BOCCHERINI Symphony No. 3, G. 503, Op. 12, No. 1 in D Major


May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Ward Stare, conductor

Vocalists TBD

MOZART Cosi fan tutte

A shady wager and a test of faithfulness set the stage for one of Mozart’s most famous operas. Following acclaimed performances of RPO opera


May 19, 2019

Michael Butterman, conductor
Platypus Theatre

Be ready to dance in the aisles! Michael Butterman returns to conduct Platypus Theatre’s interactive family show that highlights the rhythms of Latin


May 31, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Denzal Sinclaire, vocals

In its heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, the popular Cotton Club in New York City’s Harlem featured such prominent African-American entertainers as Duke


June 2, 2019

Conductor TBD
Christoph Denoth,

FALLA Three-cornered Hat Suite No. 1

PALOMO Guitar Concerto (world premeire)

RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd movement)