Why Subscribe?

Subscriptions can be fun. Think of the pleasure you get with ad-free radio subscriptions. Or the joy you experience when that monthly package – clothes, books, or snacks – arrives at your doorsteps. Or the delight in watching your favorite film or TV show online (hopefully, buffer-free). But what is it like to subscribe to an orchestra? The RPO won’t play tunes in your headphones (with some exceptions). Nor would we arrive at your home every month. So why do it?

RPO Subscribers have enjoyed some phenomenal and one-night only concerts. From the sensational Audra McDonald, to the talented Yo-Yo Ma, RPO subscriptions have risen steadily over the past four years. But what is encouraging them to do so? To get to the answer, we ‘recruited’ our Patron Services Reps (shout-out to the PSC team!) to ask our subscribers. Here’s some of the results:

  • “What? That’s a silly question.”
  • *Laughter*
  • “What do you mean?”
  • *Jibberish before ending the call*

Kidding. With few exceptions, many were willing to share their information. Here’s a few responses:

“It’s something fun to do with my wife on the weekends.”

Greg P., Perinton

“No other organization in our area offers such a diverse repertoire.”

Melissa S., Pittsford.

“We love exploring new and fascinating gems of the city, and RPO is certainly one of them.”

Rebecca D., Greece

“…It was one of the recommended places when I first moved here. Been hooked ever since!”

Liz M. , Rochester.

“I’ve never been a fan of classical music…But when I attended [Scheherazade] I fell in love with the RPO. It expanded my musical tastes and I wanted more.”

David E., Henrietta

New and renewing subscribers alike always find something to look forward to with the RPO! They save up to 27% off regular ticket prices, when compared to single-ticket buyers, for concerts and events. And with many busy schedules, Subscribers can exchange into another concert date – or an entirely different concert – free of charge! They also receive discounts to participating restaurants in our area (#KeepItLocal), as well as enjoy exclusive access to new concerts announced throughout the year.

Of course, the biggest reason to subscribe is to keep the music alive and well in the region. For nearly 100 years, your RPO has provided world-class music in the heart of Rochester, NY. From our concerts in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, to our ensembles in neighborhoods right around your corner, the RPO takes pride in inspiring, educating, and engaging our community through the art of music.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming 2019-20 Subscriptions.

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