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 spotlights Rochester favorite Misha Dichter.
Known for their intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry, Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre sets a new standard for physical storytelling. See them interpret Jeff Tyzik’s ode to New York City life, Traffic Jammin,’ among other works by various composers. Plus, local photography and music combine to round out an evening combining three different art forms.
It’s supercalifragilistic! 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 makes her RPO debut with an evening of show tunes, Disney melodies, and other favorites.
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 sensation Cherish the Ladies, Cathie Ryan brings her endearing charm and wit to the RPO for this special engagement.
As you enter the theater, your djembe drum awaits; a unique experience is about to start. Tonight, you are a star performer!
Do You Speak Djembe? is a festive fusion of cultures enjoyed by all ages—a rhythmic explosion of music and energy, and an innovative blend of orchestral and world music
The music of Spain never fails to raise the listener’s pulse. Authentic instrumental colors, rhythmic energy and eloquent lyricism come through in these works by Albeniz, de Falla, Tarrega, Turina, and Rodrigo.
A program of Russian music from one of its most celebrated composers to one of its most unjustifiably neglected, presents Igor Stravinsky’s delightful Suite Italienne, from his Pulcinella, and the luscious Piano Trio No. 1 of Anton Arensky.
Since their orchestral debut with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic more than 20 years ago, the Mambo Kings have earned a national reputation for their unique blend of Cuban and jazz rhythms. The perennial favorite returns to the RPO for a night guaranteed to be muy caliente, also featuring Latina vocalist Camille Zamora.
No symphony begins as beguilingly, none casts such an exquisite spell. Step inside the magical world of Mahler’s Fourth, famous for its ethereal sleigh bells, time-altering beauty, and child’s dream of heaven. The stage is set with Alban Berg’s dreamy, rapturous art songs which drift through wondrous landscapes of silver-lit nights and sweet summer breezes.
The Nazareth College Opera Workshop presents a full production of Clara, My Love, an art song musical by Heather Nicole Winter, based on the life of Clara Wieck Schumann. Featuring the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra and set design by Allen Shannon.
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 who stands up to the dreaded Wolf with the help of some animal friends, represented by various instruments of the Orchestra!
Until the early twentieth century, it was commonplace for pianists to be both composer and performer by means of their own arrangements of works by others. This program includes transcriptions by pianists Franz Liszt, Alfred Cortot, Vladimir Horowitz, Earl Wild, Percy Grainger, Stephen Hough and Yi-Wen Chang.
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 thunderous timpani—is guaranteed to leave you exhilarated. A not-to-be-missed evening also features the grand unveiling of Allen Shawn’s Oboe Concerto, an RPO-commissioned work that was written specifically for RPO Principal Oboe Erik Behr.
Beautifully poised, deliciously poignant, Tchaikovsky’s ballet music never fails to touch the heart. St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen shines as soloist in a suite of beloved selections from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, both unquestioned "Top 40" classical greatest hits.
Three-time Grammy Award-nominated Afro-Caribbean ensemble, Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today, celebrated for its sophisticated timba music—an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban songs featuring exhilarating harmonies and seductive rhythms.
Providing excellent music and dance instruction to anyone who is interested – regardless of age, level of skill, background, or ability to pay. Year-round classes and summer camps in music, dance, and other aspects of the arts for toddlers through adults. We aim to nurture and inspire each individual, and to welcome all to our community.
Since its founding by George Eastman in 1922, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music! The RPO's OrKIDStra family concert series is designed to introduce children to the joys of orchestral music through shorter works and interactive participation. These performances take place at the Performance Hall at Hochstein on Sunday afternoons.