Organ and orchestra performances by Eastman School of Music graduate students will be presented at Sacred Heart Cathedral during “A Concert of Concertos” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.
Four soloists will be joined by the Eastman Graduate Chamber Orchestra under Professor Neil Varon and assistant conductors Conner Gray Covington and Christopher Unger. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program includes Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in G Minor, performed by John Allegar. The work is one of the major organ concerto works of the 20th century and one of the most frequently performed pieces of the genre not written in the Baroque period. In addition, Aaron James will be featured in Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 1, op. 137, F Major. The concert provides an opportunity for Rochester music-lovers to hear this repertoire performed with a major pipe organ.
Soprano Karen Chia-Ling Ho will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s Four Madrigals of Love, and Diane Hunger will be the soloist on Frank Martin’s Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra.
Sacred Heart Cathedral is home to a 40-foot tall Paul Fritts organ inspired by a famous 17th-century organ in St. John’s Cathedral, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, and which was constructed and installed in consultation with the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music.
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Tuesday, March 1
Graduate Chamber Orchestra. “A Concert of Concertos,” works for organ and orchestra.
Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park