“Just over a week after the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announced their new musical director—longtime guest conductor Andreas Delfs—the orchestra unveiled their 2021-2022 program,” reports Dan Gross in Thursday’s (2/4) WROC-TV (Rochester, N.Y.). “The series features a world premiere of Puerto Rican composer Robert Sierra’s Violin Concerto, as well as a world premiere of a piano concerto from Jessie Montgomery…. The season opens with Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer-Prize winning Violin Concerto…. While the orchestra says that they are optimistic that live music will return in some form… they are bringing back a small series of streaming concerts…. The Nutcracker, with the Rochester City Ballet, and the traditional Gala Holiday Pops, will return, as will a four-concert Sunday Matinee Series to take place at Nazareth College’s Beston Hall … next season.” The season will open in November with Joseph Young leading a program featuring Brian Nabors’s Onward, Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Season repertoire will also include Humpderdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in concert, the first and seventh symphonies of Beethoven, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”). Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, Enrico Lopez-Yañez, and Andreas Delfs will lead six pops concerts.