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In RPO season finale, Music Director Andreas Delfs conducts Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony 10/31 at 8pm

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“This is my tenth orchestra in my career, and I've never been more passionately in love with an orchestra than this. I'm very elevated from this year. This season with the Rochester Philharmonic has reborn me.” ~ Andreas Delfs


The RPO 2021-22 season finale opens with Carl Maria Von Weber’s overture to his opera Oberon, and closes with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.” Macedonian pianist Simon Trpçeski joins the orchestra to perform Grieg’s iconic piano concerto.

Originally, Maestro Delfs had planned to conduct the Rochester Oratorio Society and the RPO in Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony. But an uptick in COVID-19 cases around the time of the concert forced him to rethink the idea of assembling a large chorus onstage. That concert has been rescheduled during the 2022-23 season.

“Every great composer knows and knew what a master and absolute genius Weber was,” Delfs told WXXI's Julia Figueras, "but they kept it quiet because they put little pieces from here and there and use it in their own work.”

Hear more from their conversation here.

This concert will repeat on Monday, October 31 at 8 p.m.