Concerts at the Memorial Art Gallery
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.
Third Thursday Concerts
with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ
Third Thursdays @ 7:30 pm in the Fountain Court, included in MAG admission
- January 19, 2017: Publick Musick – O Anima Mea: Music of Isabella Leonarda
It will feature local period-instrumental ensemble Publick Musick, joined by soprano Shari Alise Wilson. The program is titled ‘O Anima Mea: Music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704).’
- February 16, 2017: Organ and Opera in 19th-Century Italy
Featuring Eastman School of Music’s organists and vocalists. There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, given by Edoardo Bellotti in the Bausch and Lomb Parlor.
- March 16, 2017: The Power of Music
Annette Richards of Cornell University – works from the 17th & 18th Century England and Italy.
- April 20, 2017: Pasquini and Zipoli Magister et discipulus
Featuring Edoardo Bellotti on the organ and harpsichord.
- May 18, 2017: Organ and Baroquue Cello
Featuring Eastman School of Music’s organists and cellists.
All concerts in this series are made possible by the Joseph Rippey Endowed Trust
photos above by J. Adam Fenster
- December 15, 2016: An Italian Baroque Christmas
This program features Eastman School of Music faculty and students, along with special guests, who will present works by Cavazzoni, Gabrieli, Sweelinck, Bach, and Zipoli. The program will conclude with a performance of favorite Italian Christmas carol, Tu scendi dalle stelle, written in the early 18th century, with choir, instruments, and opportunity for audience participation.
- October 20, 2016: ‘The Orient Express: Venice to Istanbul’ with Il Giardino d’AmoreThe European baroque chamber ensemble Il Giardino d’Amore opens a new season of popular “Third Thursday Concerts” with the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the MAG on Thursday Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. As part of their current U.S. tour*, the group will present a program titled Orient Express: Venice – Istanbul – Mumbai: A Journey Through Time. Featuring baroque string instruments, the Italian Baroque Organ, and oriental percussion, the colorful program will explore the cultural influences of the Orient on the Baroque music of Western Europe. We see this as a lovely tie-in with our current exhibition Courtly Pleasures: Indian Miniature Paintings.
Directed by Stefan Plewniak
November 17, 2016: Organ and Baroque Trumpet with Brian Shaw
*USA tour, presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
Earlier in 2015
Edoardo Bellotti plays Phantom of the Opera
Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:30 pm to 11:15 pm
WORLD FAMOUS organist, Edoardo Bellotti will be
playing to the silent film Phantom of the Opera on the ONLY Italian
Baroque Organ in North America! See it in the Fountain Court.
The Italian Baroque Organ and Its Cultural Intersections
October 22–25, 2015 in the Fountain Court
A four-day festival of concerts, masterclasses and paper sessions marks the tenth anniversary of the installation of Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at MAG. complete schedule
Thursday, October 22, 7.30 pm: “An Italian Perspective” SOLD OUT!
Performer: Roberto Antonello (Treviso, Italy), organ
Friday, October 23, 7.30 pm: “From Madrigal to Toccata: Girolamo Frescobaldi” SOLD OUT!
Performer: Edoardo Bellotti (Eastman School of Music), organ and harpsichord
Saturday, October 24, 7.30 pm: “Domenico Zipoli’s Missa a San Ignacio” SOLD OUT!
Performers: Christ Church Schola Cantorum, Rochester (director: Stephen Kennedy), Nathan Laube (organ), Publick Musick (baroque instrumental ensemble)
Sunday, October 25, 1 pm: “Going for Baroque” tickets not required*
Performers: Eastman School of Music organ students Ivan Bosnar, Jacob Dassa & Jacob Fuhrman
*Admission is free, but seating is limited!
Sunday, October 25, 3 pm: “Going for Baroque” tickets not required*
Performer: Annie Laver (Syracuse University), organ
*Admission is free, but seating is limited!
Sunday October 25, 5:30 pm: “A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Concert” SOLD OUT!
Performers: David Higgs (Eastman School of Music), Hans Davidsson (Royal Danish Academy of Music), William Porter (Eastman School of Music, McGill University), organ
Sponsored by the Humanities Project, University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences