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The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester: A German Genius and a Young American - 8/16/20

Brock Tjosvold: Alyssa Grasinski

This week's concert from the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester features a contrast of musical eras. On the one hand, there's a competition-winning flute sonata by Julian Bennett Holmes, played by Eastman School of Music graduate students Yi Xiang (flute) and Brock Tjosvold (piano). On the other, it's Beethoven's groundbreaking septet, featuring an all-star cast from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert was recorded on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall. 

A German Genius & A Young American

Julian Bennett Holmes: Sonata for Flute and Piano (2017)
Beethoven: Septet in E-Flat Major, op. 20

Kenneth Grant, clarinet; George Sakakeeny, bassoon; William VerMeulen, horn; Juliana Athayde, violin; Phillip Ying, viola, Ahrim Kim, cello; Cory Palmer, double bass

A Strong Memorial baby and Greece Arcadia grad, Julia Figueras was the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI Classical until June 30, 2023 when she retired after more than 26 years of service. She also hosted the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.