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Rochester Symphony Orchestra announces Young Artist Competition winner

(Rochester, MI) The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is proud to announce that Violinist Madeline Cha is the recipient of the 2021 Young Artist Competition award. In addition to this award, Cha has won many others: in 2018, she received an honorable mention in the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, in 2019 Cha was the category ... More

RSO hopes to provide solace during these challenging times with past concert clips

Dear Rochester Symphony Friends, We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we have missed performing for you these past several weeks. The last few months have been challenging for each of us in many ways. What began as a sudden shift to our daily lives and expectations was soon realized as a long-term reality. This reality has ... More

May concert postponed. New date to be determined.

“Music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch.” ― Debasish Mridha Our music will play on! The Rochester Symphony Orchestra is postponing its May concert to a later date. Thank you for your continued support of the RSO. We will provide an update to our patrons once a new schedule can be secured. For those who have already ... More

Rochester Symphony Orchestra names Young Artist Competition winner

Student from Farmington High School is 2020 recipient (Rochester, MI) The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is proud to announce the winner of its annual Young Artist Competition. Violinist Susie Lee, 17, a senior at Farmington High School, captured the title for 2020.  She has played with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra ... More

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Guild hosts Dave Bennett Quartet

Rochester Symphony Orchestra hosts Dave Bennett Quartet The Rochester Symphony Guild will host Taste & Tunes, a fundraising event, Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring the renown Dave Bennett Quartet. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails (cash bar), followed by a gourmet dinner, musical entertainment, and a silent auction featuring ... More

Rochester Symphony Orchestra names Young Artist Competition winner

Student from Washtenaw International High School is 2019 recipient (Rochester, MI) The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is proud to announce the winner of its 2019 Young Artist Competition. Shuheng Zhang, 16, a pianist and student at Washtenaw International High School, captured the title this year. He is a proud young scholar of ... More

RSO Receives 2018 Best of Rochester Award

ROCHESTER December 3, 2018 -- Rochester Symphony Orchestra has been selected for the 2018 Best of Rochester Award in the Musician category by the Rochester Award Program. Each year, the Rochester Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. ... More

2018 Annual Fund Drive

Dear RSO members and friends, Thank you for sharing in this annual event that affords us the opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence. We can’t do it without you! The RSO hopes you will consider a year-end gift to help us deliver great performances. Why your gift Matters. Ticket sales revenue, though robust over the past ... More

Taste & Tunes featuring Dave Bennett

A Benefit for the Rochester Symphony Orchestra Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:30pm to 10pm Join us for an evening of fine dining and entertainment at the Taste & Tunes fundraiser! This $75 event features the multi-talented Dave Bennett a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes. Saluting Swing to Rock: ... More

RSO Ornament Fundraiser

Love the Rochester Symphony Orchestra? We've made custom ornaments with their logo in celebration of the holiday season. Cost is $10 and proceeds will benefit the RSO. These are limited edition ornaments so to be sure to get yours soon –they make a great gift for any RSO enthusiast! More