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Education & Community


Engaging concerts for young listeners

OrKIDStra Series



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Free performances for local schools

Primary Concerts
Intermediate Concerts
Meet the Artist
RPO Musicians' Award for Outstanding Music Educators

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Opportunities for aspiring musicians and college students

Young Artist Auditions
Orchestral Studies Diploma
• Arts Leadership Program
• College concerts

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Ensemble for talented middle- and high-school students

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Continued enrichment and engagement for adults

Pre-concert talks
Community Concerts
Rochester Philharmonic League



"I do not believe that any city in America possesses an orchestra supported on such a city-wide basis, and with a plan of operation which will bring the group so intimately into contact with the city's inhabitants."

--George Eastman
Civic Orchestra News, September 1929


Our Music, Our Community

Enriching the community through music has been a top priority of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since its founding in 1922. George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company and the world-renowned Eastman School of Music, believed that all Rochester residents could experience musical learning throughout their lives.

This dedication to life-long musical engagement continues today. Each season, the RPO presents nearly 50 concerts and more than 200 related events that serve a diverse population totaling approximately 100,000 children and adults. Our programs are comprehensive in their content and most are offered free of charge.

â–ºRead the RPO's Educational Philosophy


Help support the RPO's Education program by making a gift of support! Click here to donate online or call 585-454-7311 x232.      



Community & Family Events

Learn more about family concerts, pre-concert talks, and open rehearsals.

Teachers & Schools

Opportunities for local teachers and students

Rochester Philharmonic League

Members of the Rochester Philharmonic League serve as in-school docents and escorts for Education concerts and sponsor the Young Artist Auditions program, appreciation events for the RPO Orchestra and Staff, and fundraising.

Educational Philosophy

Learn more about our educational philosophy.

News and Notes

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Meet Our Musicians