MAG Music

Sunday Baroque Organ Concerts

Going for Baroque is a weekly series of mini-recitals. It is offered each Sunday at 1:30 pm and again at 3 pm. It offers the opportunity for students from the Eastman School of Music to perform alongside professional musicians on the Italian Baroque organ on the second floor of the museum. The 25-minute mini-recital is included with museum admission.

shown: Two Musicians, Bernardo Strozzi, 1630-1635

Third Thursday Concerts at MAG

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

This series of concerts runs annually from October to May.

Admission to the concert is included with museum admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings after 5 pm and free to University of Rochester staff, students, and faculty ID holders. This concert series is made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust.

2022-23 Program Series

Madre, Vergine, Regina: Italian Baroque Music for our Holy Mother
November 17 | 7:30 pm
Vocal music by Monteverdi, Rigatti, Grandi, Francesca Caccini, and Orazio Michi
Organ music by Merula, Rossi, and Frescobaldi; Theorbo toccata by Kapsberger

“Un presepe musicale” — A Musical Nativity
December 15 | 7:30 pm
Members of CHRIST CHURCH SCHOLA CANTORUM — Stephen Kennedy, director/organ
Music representing various characters and components of a presepe (Nativity scene): shepherds, animals, star, Magi, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

17th-century German and Italian Composers: Weckmann, Pohle, Castello, Marini, Frescobaldi and others
January 19, 2023 | 7:30 pm
PUBLICK MUSICK — Boel Gidholm and Christopher Haritatos, Artistic Directors, with Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto

February 16, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Violini a due: An Italian Journey
March 16, 2023 | 7:30 pm
QUICKSILVER BAROQUE ENSEMBLE — Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Baroque violins; Avi Stein, organ and harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo
A dazzling tour of Italy, exploring sublime and dramatic works spanning the 17th century, illuminating numerous regions and styles, from the birthplace of the virtuoso violin through its rich development, from Castello to Corelli.

SARAH STONE, Baroque cello; KEITH REAS, organ
April 20, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Bach: Solo Cello Suite no. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Cervetto: Cello Sonata, op. 3, no. 6
Rognoni: “Ancor che col partire”
Vitali: Third Cello Suite
Vivaldi: Cello Sonata in G minor, RV 42

Nature’s Voices
May 18, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Music of birds, forests, gardens and more by Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Byrd, Bull and contemporaries – and some poetry.