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Third Thursday Concerts with the Italian Baroque Organ

Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ

Thursdays @ 7:30 pm in the Fountain Court / included in MAG admission
Series made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust

  • September 18: “Rochester’s Italian Baroque Organ: A Musical Cosmopolite.” Nathan J. Laube gives an hour-long recital of music from Spain, England and Italy. Laube is an ESM assistant professor of organ and a rising star among young classical musicians.
  • October 23: Edoardo Bellotti, ESM associate professor of organ, harpischord and improvisation, accompanies Mozart’s Last Requiem (1909), King Lear (1916) and other silent film shorts; presented as part of the 2014 EROI Festival (please note that because of the Festival this concert takes place on the fourth Thursday of the month). Pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm.
  • November 20: “Strings and Pipes Together.” Edoardo Bellotti and William Porter play solo/duo repertory and improvisations on harpsichord and organ. Bellotti is associate professor of organ, harpsichord and improvisation at the Eastman School of Music, where Porter was professor of organ, harpsichord and improvisation from 2001 to 2013.
  • December 18: “Heinrich Schutz: Christmas Story.” This holiday program features Thatcher Lyman, tenor; Adelaide Boedecker, soprano; and singers and baroque instrumentalists from the Eastman School of Music. Included in Gallery admission.
  • January 15: Annie Laver, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, gives a solo concert on the Italian Baroque organ.
  • February 19: Tonight’s program features Schola Cantorum of Christ Church with Stephen Kennedy, director.
  • March 19: Publick Musick performs works for voice and strings from 17th-century Bologna, Italy.
  • April 16: “Organ and Baroque Cello” features organ and cello students from the Eastman School of Music.
  • May 21: The 2014-15 season finale features performances by graduating organ students at the Eastman School of Music.

And don’t miss Going for Baroque, a weekly series of mini-recitals featuring students at the Eastman School of Music performing on the Italian Baroque organ. Sundays @ 1 pm and 3 pm in the Fountain Court / included in MAG admission.

Past concerts

Christ Church Schola Cantorum

Concert: Schola Cantorum

Thursday, February 13 @ 7 pm in the Fountain Court / included in MAG admission
“Echoes of the Middle Ages” features Schola Cantorum of Christ Church Episcopal Church, Stephen Kennedy, director, with Michael Anderson, assistant professor of musicology, Eastman School of Music.
Presented as part of the ESM / MAG project “Sights and Sounds of the Middle Ages,” funded by the UR Provost Multidisciplinary Award. Photo above: J. Adam Fenster. Also pictured above: 15th-century French Leaf from an Antiphonary: Music for the Office of Matins. Currently on view.

Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel

guitarist stephane wrembel

Date: April 6, 2013

Stephane Wrembel has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during the 2012 Oscars telecast. Don’t miss this concert by the French-born virtuoso guitarist and composer.

more about Stephane

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Cyrille Aimee and Diego Figueiredo

Cyrille Aimee with Diego Figueiredo

Date: September 13, 2012

Cyrille Aimée has consistently proven herself to be an unstoppable, undeniable talent in the modern age of jazz. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille’s vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking these natural abilities with her across the world, she has done nothing short of receiving rave reviews and a loyal following in each country she graces with her voice.

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Concert is also brought to you by: MAG’s Averell Council

Svet (The Hip Hop Violinist) at the MAG

Date: May 10, 2012
Opening Act: Dame
With Special Guest Appearance: Hassaan Mackey

A former scholarship student at the Eastman School of Music, Bulgarian born violinist Svet combines elements of hip hop, pop, house and reggaeton. He has performed with many of the brightest stars in the business (including Tpain, Trina and Trick Daddy) and been featured on ABC, BET and MTV.

Sample a piece of Svet’s work below.

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Concert is brought to you by: MAG YP’s, JB&US Productions, & D-Verse Colour Promotions