About the RPO  

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. Currently in its 94th year, the RPO is dedicated to maintaining its high standard of artistic excellence, unique tradition of musical versatility, and deep commitment to education and community engagement.

Today, the RPO presents up to 120 concerts per year, serving nearly 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. In addition, WXXI 91.5 FM rebroadcasts approximately 30 RPO concerts each year. For more information, visit 

Our Conductors
Ward Stare, Music Director
Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor

Michael Butterman, Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement

(The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair)

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