Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards
The Eastman School of Music supports a variety of student, faculty, and guest artist performances, which help to create a rich organ culture in the greater Rochester area. Scroll through the list of events below to see what events are happening this month.
Eastman’s Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards teams with the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, as well as local churches, to bring world-famous concert organists to Rochester for recitals and master classes several times each year.
Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present a 25-minute lunchtime concert at Christ Church. Performances feature the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. Each free program begins at 12:10 p.m. Click here to view a list of upcoming performers.
Going For Baroque
Every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., an Eastman organ student demonstrates the sounds of the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in a brief mini-recital. These demonstrations are free with gallery admission.
On the third Thursday of each month, from September through May, the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery present varied concert programs by faculty and guest artists featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ. These programs are free with Gallery admission after 5pm and are made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust. All concerts begin at 7:30pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.
Thursday, April 18th
Third Thursdays with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery
Publick Musick with guest baritone Mischa Bouvier
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
Free with Gallery admission
Upcoming – Thursday, May 16, 7:30pm: Innominatum (baroque strings)
Concerts at Christ Church preceding Compline on the first Sunday of the month, October-April. Concerts begin at 8:30pm, with Compline at 9:00pm. A reception follows Compline on these first Sundays.
Caroline Robinson, Organist
Sunday, February 3, 8:30pm
Beiliang Zhu, Cellist
Sunday, March 3, 8:30pm
Zachary Wadsworth & Timothy Pyper, recent compositions
Sunday, April 7, 8:30pm
Eastman students present hour-long recitals at local churches in Rochester and nearby towns. These monthly concerts are open to the public, and a free-will offering will benefit the Eastman Organ Department student travel fund.
Please click here for a full listing of concert dates and locations.