MAG Music

Sunday Baroque Organ Concerts

Sundays @ 1 pm and 3 pm in the Fountain Court / included in MAG admission

Going for Baroque is a weekly series of mini-recitals. It offers the opportunity for students from the Eastman School of Music to perform along side professional musicians on the Italian Baroque organ on the second floor of the museum.

shown: Two Musicians, Bernardo Strozzi, 1630-1635


Lakeshore Alternative Music Concert

Severed Heads

September 20 | 9 pm Live performance and video presentation.

Tickets: $20/advanced, $25/day of the show
Tickets available at Lakeshore Records (370 Park Avenue), MAG admission desk and at AlternativeMusic.com
A MAGsocial program


Third Thursday Concerts at MAG

Special one-hour programs featuring Eastman’s spectacular Italian Baroque Organ. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the MAG Fountain Court and are included with museum admission. Seating is unreserved and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Made possible by the Joseph Rippey Endowed Trust.

Paul Odette and Edwardo Bolletti

Orpheus’s Journey

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Edoardo Bellotti, organ with Paul O’Dette, lute

A rare opportunity to hear these renowned early music performers in concert together with music from 17th century Italy. Bellotti serves as Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation at the Eastman School of Music; O’Dette is Professor of Lute and Director of the Collegium Musicum, Eastman’s early-music ensemble.

The concert will feature solo and duo works by Frescobaldi, Dowland, Scheidemann, Monteverdi, Kapsberger, and Kerll.


Chicago Schola Antiqua

“Music in Secret”: Early Italian Convent Music

*Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Schola Antiqua of Chicago with Naomi Gregory, organ & guest director and Cora Swenson Lee, viola da gamba

This program explores the ‘secret’ cloistered world of early Italian convent music. Selections include medieval chant, Renaissance choral music, and Baroque vocal and organ solos. Schola Antiqua of Chicago (director: Michael Alan Anderson) is a professional early music ensemble dedicated to the performance of music before 1600.

* please note that this concert falls on the fourth Thursday of October


Te decet hymnus

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Eastman School of Music organ faculty

Eastman’s internationally acclaimed organ faculty play a varied program of works inspired by the Catholic hymn tradition across the ages. Music from Italy, France, and Germany. Presented in conjunction with the 2017 Utech Hymnody Festival.


Holiday Concert

An Italian Baroque Christmas

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Eastman School of Music students, faculty, and friends

Our traditional festive concert, with a varied program of seasonal Baroque music for voices, instruments, and organ. A favorite with our audiences!


photo (top) by J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester