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Classical Music
00000175-40b0-dc5e-a1ff-d6b7711c0000Classical 91.5's annual celebration of local performing groups kicks off on April 1st with a new performance every day. While the novel coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of concerts and seasons, we'll bring some of the area's best live musical moments to you. This year's performances have been curated from a number of ensembles, including: Cordancia, Geneva Music Festival, Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, Madrigalia, Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival (now ChamberFest Canandaigua), Rochester Oratorio Society, Pegasus Early Music, Publick Musick, Society for Chamber Music Rochester, and VOICES . Visit the page to learn more and preview some of the musical selections.Link to Performance Rochester 2017Link to Performance Rochester 2018Link to Performance Rochester 2019Performance Rochester 2020Wed 4/1 @ 8:00a Hochstein Alumni Orchestra performs Herold's Zampa OvertureThu 4/2 @ 12:00p Society for Chamber Music in Rochester performs Paul Wiancko's Toy BricksFri 4/3 @ 3:00p Pegasus Early Music perform's Vivaldi's MagnificatMon 4/6 @ 9:00a Cellist Mimi Hwang & pianist David Temperley play Temperley's Cello Sonata No. 2Tue 4/7 @ 2:00p Geneva Music Festival performs Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, op. 36Wed 4/8 @ 5:05p Cordancia performs Lumbye's Champagne GalopThu 4/9 @ 7:05a Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival plays the Presto from Handel's Concerto Grosso, op 6/5Fri 4/10 @ 8:00p VOICES presents Bach's St. John PassionSat 4/11 @ 4:00p Society for Chamber Music in Rochester plays Bolling's Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano TrioMon 4/13 @ 6:00a Pegasus Early Music plays Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre's Trio Sonata No. 2 in B-flat MajorMon 4/13 @ 1:00p The Rochester Oratorio Society performs John Rutter's MagnificatTue 4/14 @ 8:00a The Publick Music performs Nicola Fiorenza's Recorder ConcertoWed 4/15 @ 6:00p Madrigalia sings a suite of songsThu 4/16 @ 12:00p The Antara Winds play John Cheetham's Quintet for WoodwindsFri 4/17 @ 9:00a Cordancia performs Estampes by MartinuSat 4/18 @ 5:00p Pegasus Early Music performs a Suite in D Major by Marin MaraisMon 4/20 @ 9:00a The Hochstein Alumni Orchestra with cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins play the first movement of Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 2 in G MajorMon 4/20 @ 3:00p Society for Chamber Music in Rochester plays Beethoven's Septet in E-Flat MajorTue 4/21 @ 2:00p VOICES performs Handel's Dixit DominusWed 4/22 @ 7:00a The Publick Musick plays Corelli's Sonata in B-Flat Major, op 1/5 Thu 4/23 @ 12:00p Madrigalia sings a suite of Shakespeare songsFri 4/24 @ 4:00p Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival plays the 4th movement of Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major, "The Trout"Sat 4/25 @ 4:00p Cordancia performs Krasa's Brundibar SuiteMon 4/27 @ 9:00a Amy Beach's Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, played at the Geneva Music FestivalTue 4/28 @ 3:00p Pegasus Early Music, under the direction of Paul O'Dette, performs Charpentier's Messe di MinuitWed 4/29 @ 1:00p Society for Chamber Music in Rochester plays Lili Boulanger's Nocturne et CortegeWed 4/29 @ 5:00p Violist Rudolf Haken and pianist David Temperley play Temperley’s Sonata for Viola and PianoThu 4/30 @ 8:00a The Rochester Oratorio Society Orchestra performs Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D Major, op. 6

Sun 4/22 @ 6:00a First Inversion and organists present Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle

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Louis Vierne: Messe Sollennelle, op 16

In this Performance Rochester presentation with First Inversion, you'll hear one of two French masses they undertook for this January 2018 performance, which also included motets by Maurice Durufle. Malcolm Matthews and Oliver Brett are the featured organists. The Mass is considered to be one of the highlights of the late Romantic sacred works.

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First Inversion is happy to call Downtown Presbyterian Church its home. This historic downtown building offers stunning architecture, stained glass windows by Tiffany and Co., a world-class organ by Fisk, an elegant chancel area, and a pleasantly live acoustic.

Says founder and Artistic Director Lee Wright, "Driven by my deep commitment to community and collaboration, First Inversion brings together both professional and avocational singers from the Eastman School of Music and the larger community with the goal of true personal and musical growth for all through a focus on fearless and selfless musical expression. The name 'First Inversion' is inspired by the second chord in the opening tenor aria from Handel's MessiahComfort Ye. This particular chord—E Major in first inversion—has always charmed me."

Listen to the Sanctus from Vierne's Messe Solennelle.