We are so excited about or next concert coming up on Thursday February 20, 2014, at 7:30 pm, when we will again perform with the magnificent Italian Baroque Organ in the Fountain Court of the Memorial Art Gallery, featuring baroque trumpet virtuoso Brian Shaw and the Publick Musick strings. This concert will be offered free with gallery admission. Come early and enjoy Tapas with MAX at the gallery before the concert!
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Sunday May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Publick Musick is very excited to bring fortepianist Mike Lee back to Rochester after his successful debut with the RPO in the summer of 2011. Lee's performances have been described as “portraying integrity, purity, complexity and truth… with balance and control that [are] breathtaking.”
In this program, Lee will join Publick Musick's Artistic Directors Boel Gidholm and Christopher Haritatos in a period-instrument performance of works of Beethoven and Mozart that feature the fortepiano, the early form of the piano that Mozart and the young Beethoven knew, loved, performed on, and wrote some of their finest music for. The program includes Mozart's K. 379 Sonata, which expresses an unusually wide range of moods, from serene to stormy. Mozart and Beethoven are connected by the set of delightful and virtuosic variations for piano and cello that the latter wrote on a theme from the former's beloved opera The Magic Flute. The program concludes with Beethoven's youthfully exuberant and playful G Major trio from his Op. 1, published when he was just 24 years old.
Admission: Patron $50 (includes a $35 tax-deductible donation to Publick Musick); General $15; Student $10; age 17 and under free
The concert will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception.
All venues are handicapped-accessible.
This concert season is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
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A German Baroque Easter
Saturday April 6, 2013, at 7:00 pm
Sunday April 7, at 7:00 pm
The Easter story of death and resurrection has inspired some of the greatest music ever written, providing solace and hope even in the most troubled times. Germany in the 1600s was ravaged by war and plague, but the beauty of the music from this era lifts our spirits to this day. Join us as we celebrate the Easter season with glorious music for voices and strings by Pachelbel, Schütz, Bruhns, and Buxtehude, a Biber Mystery Sonata and more--and we'll invite you to sing along in some chorales! The program will include a rare performance of Christ ist Erstanden for soprano, scordatura violin and basso continuo, attributed to Johann Pachelbel.
Joining Publick Musick for the first time will be Boston-based soprano Shari Wilson, who performs nationwide as an early music specialist.
Sunday Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Featuring the Italian Baroque Organ in a program
Mozart String Quintets K. 516 and K. 593
Every time I feel the spirit:
Special Guest Countertenor Reginald Mobley sings Music of Black Composers
Over two centuries of music by Black composers from England, Brazil, France, and the United States will fill the air as countertenor Reginald Mobley and pianist/harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky present Every Time I Feel the Spirit.
A native of Florida, Reginald Mobley has been heard across the country as a soloist with Miami’s Grammy® award-nominated Seraphic Fire, The Oregon Bach Festival, The San Antonio Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire.
The program features music by African Americans Florence Price and Harry T. Burleigh as well as William Grant Still’s breathtaking Songs of Separation. Mobley will also perform songs by Ignatius Sancho (born on a slave ship in 1729), who became a successful businessman, man of letters, and the first African to vote in a British parliamentary election; and a motet and Portuguese modiñhas by early 19th-century Brazilian composer Fr. José Mauricio Nuñes Garcia. The concert will end with a set of rousing spirituals.
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