This exclusive fundraising event will be hosted by Musica Spei in a beautiful private home overlooking Downtown Rochester! Enjoy pairings of food and beer guided by a local expert in fine malt beverages, while a variety of musicians entertains you—all for a good cause!
A concert featuring music from 4 countries. After some time in the French countryside with Jean-Philippe Rameau, we journey to bustling Rome to hear the works of Corelli and Froberger. Then, after visiting the home of J.S Bach to hear him improvise, we are off to Spain to hear a Fandango by Felix Maximo Lopez.
In collaboration with the American Literary Translators Association annual conference, the Rochester Early Music Festival (REMF) offers a concert of early vocal music performed by chamber choir Musica Spei. Musical selections will be presented as original poetic text, sung text, and in new translation, celebrating the theme of "Sight and Sound" that focuses this year's ALTA conference and enlivening this Medieval and Renaissance musical repertoire with modern translated meaning.
More information about the ALTA organization and conference may be found on their website.
Ancient songs for your modern ears: vocalists present music from the 14-17th centuries CE alongside new translations of their texts by translators from the American Literary Translators Association(ALTA). Featuring instrumental guests from the Rochester Early Music Festival (Nov 6-17) and music from Hildegard von Bingen, Orlande de Lassus, and more.
The diverse glories of J. S. Bach's music soar in this program, which features a flute sonata, a a gamba sonata, a duet from Cantata 140, and a triple concerto. Enhanced with insightful narration, this recital is sure to move as well as edify the listener.
Program will feature members of chamber ensemble Ogni Sorti, performing keyboard trios by Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 – 1787) and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Rounding out the program will be the Bach Second Suite for Sello by J.S. Bach, a mentor and friend to Abel.
Caroline Robinson, Harpsichord
Glenna Curren, Baroque Cello
Aika Ito, Baroque Violin
Ticket prices: $15 general admission, $5 students, free for kids under 12.
An interactive exploration of early music and instruments, led by music educator Terry Fonda Smith. The one hour program will be followed by an “instrument petting zoo” – a guided opportunity to try the instruments from the concert – and a reception with healthy snacks, thanks to support from Wegmans.
Schola Cantorum of Christ Church (Stephen Kennedy, Director) sings the Compline service.
The ancient Liturgy of Compline marks the close of the “Hours of the Divine Office.” Its origins date from the 4th Century monastic custom of private prayer and devotion before retiring. St. Benedict is credited for the name of the office, its liturgical character, and arrangement.
More information at http://christchurchrochester.org/scholacantorum.html.