BRINGING GREAT MUSIC TO LIFE for people of all ages…

In addition to performances of great music, Rochester Symphony values music education to carry appreciation, education and enjoyment of classical music into future generations. With a range of programs available—from Free Family Previews to concerts for area 4th Graders—we bring great music to life for people of all ages.

Our education programs have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and are in planning stages for future dates.

Educational Programs

Honk, Squeak, Scratch Boom
Honk, Squeak, Scratch Boom is an instrument trial event for 4th-6th graders hosted by our professional musicians. This past program was a huge success for everyone involved. Plans are underway to bring this program back in the future.

Concerts for 4th Grade Students
This program was presented to all 4th graders in Rochester and the surrounding area. A private concert was performed by the full orchestra—a great way to spread the interest in music. Plans are underway to potentially resume this program in our upcoming season.

FREE Family Previews
These are mini versions of concerts each season performed just for families. Dates will be announced with our opening season.

Playing with the Pros
Playing with the Pros is a unique program for advanced music students to solo with the orchestra. Currently on hold, this is an amazing opportunity for budding musicians and a fun experience for our orchestra members that we hope to resume.