Classical review: RPO performs 'La Boheme'

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Ward Stare rose to prominence as Principal Trombone for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Here in the Flower City, he has made a conscious effort to perform operatic works in their entirety.

The RPO's 2016-17 season in review

CITY's classical music critics recap the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016-17 season

Classical review: Jon Nakamatsu with SCMR

The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester on Friday ended its season in satisfying style. The organization celebrated its 40th anniversary, and pianist Jon Nakamatsu celebrated the end of his season as SCMR's first artist-in-residence.

Classical review: Fabien Gabel conducts the RPO

Popular guest conductor Fabien Gabel joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in a return to Kodak Hall on Thursday for a program that truly was a tale of two halves, featuring startlingly contrasting moods. It can be argued that the evening's first piece, Bernard Herrmann's suite from the film "Vertigo," was its best: Gabel's conducting was fluid and forceful as he presided over teetering violins, the scurl of low brass, and the ominous, dreamy quality of the vibraphone.


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