Classical 91.5

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016-2017 Season

Mar 8, 2017

RPO Music Director Ward Stare
Credit Mark Chamberlin/City newspaper

Clear your schedule on Monday evenings.  Hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra recorded live in concert, starting at 8:00 p.m. on the air and streaming at  Brenda Tremblay hosts.

Broadcast dates in Bold Text. The series airs April 10 through July 3, then the entire series repeats July 10 through October 2.

April 10/July 10

Recorded September 15 & 17
Ward Stare, Conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

RON NELSON  Savannah River Holiday                    
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18         
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92            

April 17/July 17

Recorded October 13 & 15, 2016
Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate
Andrew Von Oeyen, piano

TOBIAS PICKER  Old and Lost Rivers                    
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
ELGAR  Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 63

April 24/July 24

Recorded October 27 & 29, 2016
Ward Stare, Conductor
Andrew Russo, piano

WILLIAMS  For New York (Variations on Themes of Leonard Bernstein)
GERSHWIN  “I Got Rhythm” Variations
BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront”
IVES  The Unanswered Question, S. 50
ADAMS  Dr. Atomic Symphony                    
May 1/July 31

Recorded November 3 & 5, 2016
Ward Stare, Conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

BARBER  Barber, "Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance"
HIGDON  Percussion Concerto                        
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3                

May 8/August 7

Recorded January 12 & 14, 2017
Ward Stare, Conductor
James Ehnes, violin

BEETHOVEN  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
RAVEL  Valses nobles et sentimentales
STRAUSS  Rosenkavalier Suite, TrV 227, OP. 59: (1945)    

May 15/August 14    

Recorded January 26 & 28, 2017
Ward Stare, Conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano  

GOLDENTHAL  Waltz and Agitato, “Pravda”                
RAVEL  Sheherazade                        
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47            
May 22/August 21

Recorded February 2 & 4, 2017
Ward Stare, Conductor
Eastman-Rochester Chorus – William Weinert, Director
Kathryn Lewek, soprano, Renee Tatum, mezzo soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Raymond Aceto, bass
HOVHANESS  Prelude and Quadruple Fugue            
STRAVINSKY  Symphony in Three Movements            
MOZART  Requiem (Sussmayer Edition)                

May 29/August 28

Recorded February 16 & 18, 2017
Ward Stare, Conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

BERLIOZ  Romeo & Juliette, Op. 17: Queen Mab Scherzo
BERLIOZ  Romeo & Juliette, Op. 17: Love Scene
BERLIOZ  Romeo & Juliette: Romeo Alone; Festivities at Capulet’s          
BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15    

June 5/September 4

Recorded March 2 & 4
Ward Stare, Conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

BRAHMS/BRIGHT SHENG  Intermezzo Op. 118, No.2 “Black Swan”
CHOPIN  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1                    

June 12/September 11

Recorded March 9 & 11, 2017
James Feddeck, Guest Conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

SEAN SHEPHERD  Magiya                        
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23        
RACHMANINOFF  Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44            

June 19/September 18

Recorded April 20 & 22, 2017
Ward Stare, conductor
LEONARD SLATKIN  Kinah                                
MAHLER  Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor    

June 26/September 25

Recorded May 11 & 13, 2017
Fabien Gabel, Guest Conductor
Juliana Athayde, Violin

HERRMANN  Vertigo Suite                        
BARTOK  Violin Concerto No. 2        
DUKAS  La Peri: Fanfare & Danse poeme    
DEBUSSY  La Mer                            

July 3/October 2

Recorded May 25 & 27, 2017
Ward Stare, Conductor
Madrigalia, Cary Ratcliff, director
Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director
Opera in Concert

PUCCINI  La Boheme

December 2017, Monday 12/25/17, 10:00am

Recorded December 10 & 11, 2016
Christopher Warren Green, Guest Conductor
Rochester Oratorio Society, Eric Townell, director
Klara Ek, soprano
Christopher Ainslie, countertenor
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Rochester Oratorio Society, Eric Townell, director
Michael Leopold, theorbo

HANDEL  Messiah