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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
 

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,

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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,

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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

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September 12, 2017

Beloved the world over for his charm, humanity, and irrepressible joy of music-making, Itzhak Perlman is undeniably the reigning virtuoso of violin. Join this extraordinary artist for an unforgettable

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Fandango and flamenco the night away in this concert of Spanish-inspired favorites! The vibrant folk songs of Andalusia come alive in music by two of Spain’s greatest musical voices, Enrique Granados

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October 8, 2017

Get ready for an afternoon of lively music and laughter! Following last season’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance for young audiences, the RPO will once again team up with the Eastman School of

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October 26, 2017

From the creators of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy, embark upon a hero’s journey told through the amazing worlds of the most popular and

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October 29, 2017

Ward Stare, conductor

ERIC EWAZEN Symphony in Brass
R. STRAUSS Suite in B-flat Major for 13 Wind Instruments
DVORAK Serenade for Strings in E Major

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November 5, 2017

Even though we may look different, we are all connected. That’s the lesson world flutist Tereasa Payne will convey as she performs and shares exciting stories about the origins of 13 different flutes

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November 19, 2017

Michael Butterman, conductor
The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Nazareth College Chamber Singers and Concert Choir,
Mark Zeigler, Yunn-Shan Ma, directors

MENDELSSOHN Verleih uns Frieden

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December 10, 2017

Enjoy two animated winter classics on the big screen with a live soundtrack played by the RPO! A young boy is delighted to find a special friend come to life in The Snowman, and a kind polar bear

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January 14, 2018

Matthew Kraemer, guest conductor

HANDEL “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon
J.S. BACH Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066: Overture
BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

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January 18, 2018 - January 20, 2018

International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita has been dubbed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade” (The Times). Be there as this 23-year-old sensation makes

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January 25, 2018

After playing to a sold-out crowd in 2015, superstar Audra McDonald returns to the RPO for a one-night-only engagement. With a record-breaking six Tony® Awards, two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and

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January 28, 2018

Bring your family to experience the magic of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with new choreography by the Nazareth College Dance Ensemble. The classic musical tale tells the story of an adventurous boy

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February 2, 2018 - February 3, 2018

It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Ashley Brown originated the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway and starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Now the “golden-throated” (Time Out Chicago) singer

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February 25, 2018

Ward Stare, conductor
Yevgeny Kutik, violin

WEBER Oberon Overture
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3
HAYDN Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll”

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March 1, 2018 - March 3, 2018

2018 is a year in which the world celebrates the towering musical legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990). Hear Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety,” a brilliant fusion of symphony and piano concerto which

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March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

You’ll find the luck of the Irish at Kodak Hall on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Cathie Ryan, “one of the leading voices in Celtic music.” (L.A. Times). The original lead singer with Irish music

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March 22, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Dive into the depths of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, a sweeping musical cosmos filled with brooding darkness and aching beauty. The symphony’s colossal ending—replete with blazing brass fanfares and

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April 15, 2018

Michael Butterman, conductor and pianist
The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, pianists

FAURÉ Masques et bergamasques
MOZART Concerto No. 7 in F Major for

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April 19, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Blast off to menacing Mars, jolly Jupiter and beyond in this breathtaking feast for the senses! Holst’s beloved sonic odyssey is paired with staggering high-definition footage from recent NASA

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April 28, 2018

Join the RPO and a six-piece all-star band for an unforgettable night of classic rock, including the greatest hits of Aerosmith, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Kansas, and more!

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May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Melodies flow like a sunlit river in Brahms’ glorious Second Symphony, a masterpiece of sublime beauty that weaves shimmering threads into one radiant tapestry. It’s crowned by one of Brahms’ most

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May 11, 2018

Prepare to be amazed as illusionist Michael Grandinetti, star of the hit CW series “Masters of Illusion,” combines his astonishing magic with the beautiful and powerful music of the RPO.

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May 20, 2018

What would it be like if a child had to describe the music of Beethoven? Such is the premise for “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” a musical story that follows a young boy’s letters to his uncle about the

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May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018

“Free was I born! Free will I die!” Bizet’s ravishing heroine breaks hearts and lives life to the fullest in this riveting tale of passion and obsession, set amidst the backdrop of 19th-century

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June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of two albums that redefined the rock genre—Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The White Album—with the RPO and four musicians in character as The Fab Four!

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June 3, 2018

Michael Butterman, conductor (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair)
Juliana Athayde, violin (The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair)
W. Peter Kurau, horn (The Cricket and Frank Luellen

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