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Ward Stare: The Backstory of the RPO's Music Director

Dec 4, 2014

Embracing the world of music began at a young age for Ward Stare. The Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra listened to all of Beethoven’s symphonies when he was only 5-years-old. And the first orchestra he ever heard live was none other than the RPO. It’s quite obvious, Ward Stare is living his dream, but he’ll tell you that for himself.

NOTE: This story was a collaboration between the City of Rochester's Communications Bureau and the WXXI Television Production Team.