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2006-2007 Eastman Kodak Company and Bausch & Lomb Philharmonics Series

Renewing Subscribers: Check your mailed renewal packet for your patron number and pin (or use your email address and password if you have previously purchased online).

For additional information about the series offered, or to order your subscription tickets by phone, please call the RPO Box Office at (585) 454-2100.

The Philharmonics Series is sponsored by

This series of 14 classical concerts features some delightful new works, traditional favorites, outstanding soloists and powerful orchestral pieces. The free pre-concert chats provide interesting insights into the music in the concerts.

  • Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
    Pre-concert chat at 7 p.m.
    Eastman Theatre

Beethoven's Seventh
PHILS 1

Oct. 12 & 14, Eastman Theatre – Beethoven's dramatic Symphony No. 7 and energetic young pianist Andrew von Oeyen in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1.

Rach Two
PHILS 2

Nov. 2 & 4, Eastman Theatre – Rachmaninoff's powerful Second Piano Concerto with pianist Barry Douglas and Shostakovich's revolutionary Symphony No. 10.

Tchaikovsky's Fourth
PHILS 3

Nov. 9 & 11, Eastman Theatre – Jerzy Semkow leads all-orchestral program featuring symphonic masterworks by Tchaikovsky and Haydn.

Juliana plays Prokofiev
PHILS 4

Jan. 4 & 6, Eastman Theatre – Concertmaster Juliana Athayde tackles Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Christopher Seaman leads Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 "Italian."

Appalachian Spring
PHILS 5

Jan. 18 & 20, Eastman Theatre – Copland's American suite, Strauss' first horn concerto with Peter Kurau and Schubert's elegant Symphony No. 5.

Celebrate America!
PHILS 6

Feb. 1 & 3, Eastman Theatre – Daniel Hege conducts this all-American concert featuring Copland's symphony that includes Fanfare for the Common Man and virtuoso violinist Elmar Oliveira plays the expressive Barber Violin Concerto.

Valentine's Day: Romeo + Juliet
PHILS 7

Feb. 15 & 17, Eastman Theatre – Fated couples are featured in music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Glinka, with cellist Steven Doane performing Elgar's Cello Concerto.

The Great Romantics
PHILS 8

Feb. 22 & 24, Eastman Theatre – Masterful British pianist John Lill in Brahms' majestic Piano Concerto No. 1 and Christopher Seaman leads Schumann's Symphony No. 2.

Pinchas Plays Bach
PHILS 9

Mar. 8 & 10, Eastman Theatre – Virtuoso violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman in Bach's lively double concerto with oboist Ariana Ghez; also Elgar's Enigma Variations.

The Firebird
PHILS 10

Mar. 15 & 17, Eastman Theatre – Stravinsky's colorful Firebird Suite and Saint-Saëns' second concerto with brilliant pianist Stewart Goodyear.

Symphonic Dances
PHILS 12

Apr. 19 & 21, Eastman Theatre – Violinist Amy Beth Horman performs dance-inspired music by Ravel and Saint-Saëns; Peter Bay conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

Beethoven's Second Concerto
PHILS 13

May 3 & 5, Eastman Theatre – Strauss' triumphant masterwork Ein Heldenleben with an all-Beethoven first half featuring Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Stephen Kovacevich.

Pictures at an Exhibition
PHILS 14

May 10 & 12, Eastman Theatre – Ravel's dynamic orchestration of Mussorgsky's large-scale work; also Mozart's Concerto No. 24 with pianist Jonathan Biss and music by Gunther Schuller.

Percussion Sensation
PHILS 11

Mar. 29 & 31, Eastman Theatre – Percussionist Jim Tiller plays 20 different instruments in Schwantner's dramatic percussion concerto; Christopher Seaman leads Brahms' great Symphony No. 1.

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