Dido in Italy and France

Sunday Oct. 27, 3:00 pm

Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester

Virgil's tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas inspired many baroque artists, writers, and composers. In this program we will perform two canatas for soprano and strings by Montéclair and Pasquini, showcasing the different national styles of this era. Also on the program will be instrumental music by their contemporaries, including Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Arcangelo Corelli.


Cornetto Conversations

Thursday Feb. 20, 7:30 pm

Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court
500 University Avenue, Rochester

Our 8th annual concert with Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ! Kiri Tollaksen joins Publick Musick for a program of 17th-century German and Italian chamber music for violin, cornetto (Zink), sackbut, cello, and organ.

This performance is a part of the Third Thursday Concert Series at the Memorial Art Gallery.
The concert is free with Gallery admission, which is half-price after 5:00 pm on Thursdays, and free for U. of R. students, faculty, and staff.


Bach Family Reunion

Sunday April 5, 3:00 pm

Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester

Internationally renowned violinist Cynthia Roberts will lead Publick Musick in this program of string symphonies and concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich, and Johann Christian. This program, expanding Publick Musick into a chamber orchestra, will bring into focus the contrast between the well-known high-baroque music of J. S. Bach and the very different musical personalities of his four composer sons.