Classical 91.5

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-2018 Season

Mar 8, 2017

RPO Music Director Ward Stare

All broadcasts begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.

April 9 and July 16     R. Strauss:  Don Juan  Grieg:  Piano Concerto in a  Prokofiev:  Excerpts from Cinderella (Inon Barnatan, piano; Ward Stare, conductor)

April 16 and July 23     Rossini:  Overture to The Barber of Seville  Rimsky-Korsakov:  Capriccio espagnol  Falla:  Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2  Ravel:  Boléro (Ward Stare, conductor) 

April 23 and July 30     Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3  Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 24  Sibelius:  Symphony No. 1 (Joyce Yang, piano; Christopher Seaman, conductor Laureate)

April 30 and August 6   Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor  Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition (Olga Kern, piano; Ward Stare, conductor)

May 7 and August 13    Wagner:  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde  Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9, Choral (Eastman-Rochester Chorus, William Weinert, director; Ward Stare, conductor)

May 14 and August 20    Vivaldi:  The Four Seasons Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter (Juliana Athayde, v; Michael Christie, guest conductor)

May 21 and August 27    Ravel: Mother Goose Suite Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1 Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Debussy:  Nocturnes (Andrei Ioniţă, cello; Marcelo Lehninger, guest conductor)

May 28 and September 3   Dvořák:  Slavonic Dances Bartók:  The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Tchaikovsky: Violin Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake Ravel: La Valse (Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, art director; David Halen, violin; Ward Stare, conductor)

June 4 and September 10   Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra  Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety  Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (Misha Dichter, piano; Ward Stare, conductor)

June 11 and September 17    Berg:  Seven Early Songs Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Emily Birsan, soprano Ward Stare, conductor)

June 18 and September 24    Haydn: Symphony No. 22, The Philosopher Allen Shawn:  Oboe Concerto (World Premiere, RPO Commission) Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5 (Erik Behr, oboe; Ward Stare, conductor)

June 25 and October 1    Ligeti:  Atmospheres Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy Holst: The Planets (Hans Graf, guest conductor)

July 2 and October 8    Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Jennifer Higdon: Harp Concerto (World Premiere, RPO Co-Commission) Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Ward Stare, conductor)

July 9 and October 15    Bizet: Carmen (concert production) (Ward Stare, conductor)