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Rochester Fringe - Taking the Classical Track

Sequoia Reed Quintet
Sequoia Reed Quintet, one of the groups performing at this year's Rochester Fringe Festival

The Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival starts today!

Whether you’re looking for something heartfelt or funny, serious or silly, or some combination of these feelings and more, it’s a good time to explore some artistic experiences.

There are online, in-person, and hybrid events. Concerts, dance performances, plays, comedy and things...well, things that involve a lot of hyphens or qualifiers to describe.

Here are a few show that might be your sorta thing at Rochester Fringe if you’re a classical music fan - or if you’ve been meaning to explore classical music a bit more.

The Consciousness
Online any time from Sept. 14th-Oct 9th
An online, on-demand play with a spooky, fantastic musical premise.

Opera is MAD
Online any time from Sept. 14th-Oct 9th
Give your emotions a workout, with the best opera has to offer: arias filled with rage, torment, and ecstasy.

A Journey to the Music of the East
Online any time from Sept. 14th-Oct 9th
Dibyarka Chatterjee (Tabla) and Satyaki Dutta (Sarod) will bring forth the flavor of India through its music

Womba Africa Drumming & Dance
Wednesday Sept. 15, 7pm; Saturday Sept. 18th, 4:30pm
Drumming, singing and dancing with a cultural drum and dance group, based in traditions of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana.

Andrew Flory
Saturday Sept. 18, noon; Sunday Sept 19, 2pm; Fri Sept 24, 8pm, @ Made on State
Classical guitar performances in an unusual space.

Persevering
Saturday, Sept. 18, 5:30pm, Hatch Recital Hall
Explore the idea and act of perseverance with music, poetry, art, and interactive performance with creative musical group fivebyfive, and special guests Kristen Shiner McGuire, poet/artist D. Colin, and videographer Marc Webster.

Flairs from Brazil at The International Plaza
Sunday Sept. 19th, 1pm, International Plaza/La Marketa (828 N. Clinton Ave)
Music and dance from Brazil, featuring Chorro, Forró, Capoeria, and Brazilian drums!

Cobbs Hill Consort
Sunday Sept. 19th, 5:30pm; Monday Sept. 20th, 6pm; The Spirit Room
The Cobbs Hill Consort is a unique Rochester acoustic ensemble featuring the Native American flute, supported by the living sounds of guitar, harp, drums, and percussion.

La Voix Humaine
Sunday September 19th, 7:30pm, MuCCC
A musical drama by Francis Poulenc that delves into the experience of remote communication and anxiety, performed by soprano Kerri Lynn Slominski and pianist Alex Kuczynski.

Sequoit Reed Quintet
Sunday Sept. 19th, 8pm; Thursday Sept. 23rd, 7:30pm; Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC
An eclectic combination of woodwind instruments playing classical and pop-inspired music.

The World of Teaching Artists ROC
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm, Made on State
A sampler from a variety of teaching artists doing everything from stage shows to small workshop presentations that are suitable for schools, festivals, and learners of all ages.

Taiko Japanese Drumming
Saturday, Sept. 25th, 3:15pm, The Little Theatre 
Traditional Japanese drumming and dance.

Looking for more Rochester Fringe? Check out coverage from WXXI News and CITY.

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