Society for Chamber Music in Rochester’s (SCMR) continues its 43rd season with Baroque and Blue, the annual tradition features classical music and a wine tasting. In addition, audience members will enjoy an inside
look at the repertoire with a pre-concert talk by Artistic Directors and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) Musicians Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr.
The 2020 version of the annual Baroque and Blue Concert begins with pieces
composed by two major Baroque composers, Albinoni and Bach. Trumpeter Roy Smith will make his SCMR debut when he and pianist Chiao-Wen Cheng perform Albinoni’s popular Trumpet Sonata in A major, No.11 (St.Mark). Eastman School of Music Violin Professor Renée Jolles will join Chiao-Wen for Bach’s lyrical and energetic Violin Sonata no.3 in E Major.
The second half features two rarely performed works making their first appearance on the series. It begins with Milhaud’s jazz-influenced and vivacious La Creation du Monde arranged by the composer for a piano quintet. Originally scored for orchestra, the chamber version offers a different vantage point. Saint-Saens’ Septet will conclude the concert with a colorful collection of instruments including strings (with a bass!), trumpet, and piano. Athayde and Behr state “all of Saint-Saens’ characteristic lyricism and clever
musical language is on display in this entertaining crowd pleaser.”
SCMR is pleased to continue complimentary wine tastings at intermission generously sponsored by Pinnacle Wine and Liquor. The pre-concert talk is at 3:30pm and the performance begins at 4:00pm.
$35 per ticket, free to students with ID
Pinnacle Wine and Liquor
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