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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

April 7, 2017

The genius of David Bowie's innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as never before as the RPO and a full rock


April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

From the lone trumpet call to the final cry of triumph, Mahler 5 casts its spell. At the heart of this musical odyssey is the breathtaking Adagietto, famously used in the film Death in Venice. Hear


April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor

From a galaxy far, far away to a boy’s first day at Hogwarts, he’s the master behind the sound of the greatest films of our time. Join the RPO for an evening


April 30, 2017

Michael Butterman, conductor The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald, bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair


May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Fabien Gabel’s thrilling interpretations have made him a Rochester favorite since his debut, and the Parisian conductor is back to lead one of the greatest of all French works, Debussy’s shimmering La


May 21, 2017

Celebrate the beauty of America’s National Parks with photography and music by composer Stephen Lias. Walk through the Gates of the Arctic and Rocky Mountain National Park, plus hear Grofé’s Grand


May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017

For the grand season finale, Ward Stare and the RPO present a complete performance, in concert, of Puccini’s great opera. Fall in love with the spellbinding tale of poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi,


June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Celebrate the women who changed rock and roll forever with this brand new show from Jeff Tyzik. The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar,


June 4, 2017

A pianist of "arresting freshness" (TIME Magazine) international star Simone Dinnerstein joins the RPO for two of Bach's most inventive concertos. Plus, Michael Butterman leads a suite from