4:00 pm16:00


  • Downtown United Presbyterian Church

String music of the 17th century in the Fantastic Style, by Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, Buxtehude, and others, including newly rediscovered works from manuscripts edited by Julie Andrijeski.

Julie Andrijeski, Boel Gidholm, violins
Beiliang Zhu, viola da gamba
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord
Deborah Fox, theorbo

Free pre-concert talk at 3:15pm

For more information, including ticket prices and purchase, please visit  the Pegasus Early Music website.

Il Giardino D'amore presents: "Orient Express: A Journey Through Time"
7:30 pm19:30

Il Giardino D'amore presents: "Orient Express: A Journey Through Time"

  • Memorial Art Gallery

The 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 Memorial Art Gallery 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.  Featured composers include Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Joseph Fux, Marcin Mielczewski, and Wojciech Bobowski (Ali Ufki).  Ufki was a Polish musician and dragoman—an interpreter and guide—in the Ottoman Empire in the mid-17th century. He left an important legacy of musical works and translated the Bible into Ottoman Turkish.  

Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ are free with gallery admission (half-price on Thursday evenings, and free to UR students, faculty, and staff).  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The series is supported by the Joseph Rippey Endowed Trust.