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Society for Chamber Music in Rochester: Baroque and Blue - 8/23/20

The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester served up a musical potpourri for this concert, with something old, something new, three young artists, and the jazzy side of Juliana Athayde. In addition to the always stellar line up of musicians from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music, the Amici Piano Trio--talented teens from the Hochstein School of Music-- got to take center stage for a flawless performance of Brahms. And, as happens each season with the SCMR, Juliana got a chance to let down her hair and swing a little. This concert was recorded on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall.

Baroque and Blue

Handel: Sonata for two Cellos in g minor, op 2/8
Paul Wiancko: Toy Bricks
Brahms: I. Allegro con brio, Piano Trio No 1 in B Major
Bolling: Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio

The Amici Trio: Andrew Guo, violin; Jackie Hager, cello; Raymond Feng, piano

Juliana Athayde, violin; Benjamin Krug and Lars Kirvan, cellos; Jeff Campbell, double bass; Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano; Eric Metzgar, drums

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.