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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

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


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


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


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!


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


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.


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


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


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!


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