Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards

Third Thursdays with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery

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 and are made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust. All concerts begin at 7:30pm.

The King is Dancing
Oct. 18, 7:30pm
Please join us for our first Third Thursday concert of the season, featuring European orchestra Il Giardino d’Amore and early dance specialist Hubert Hazebroucq. This exciting program will present demonstrations of early music and dance from the time of King Louis XIV, with music by Couperin, Lully, Rameau, Uccellini, and more. The Eastman Italian Baroque Organ will be featured with violin, theorbo, baroque cello, and harpsichord, as played by Il Giardino and students from the Eastman School of Music. Please arrive early as seating for this concert is limited.
Organ and Opera
Nov. 15, 7:30pm
Our November concert will feature vocalists and organists from the Eastman School of Music in a program showcasing the close relationship between organ music and opera in 19th century Italy.
An Italian Baroque Christmas
Dec. 20, 7:30
Please join us for our Third Thursday concert special as Eastman organ faculty perform with our students to present a program of traditional holiday music from the Baroque tradition.