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Third Thursday: Strings and Pipes

  • Dates: February 21, 2019
  • Start Time: 7:30 PM
  • End Time: 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Admission to the concert is included with Gallery admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings after 5pm and free to University of Rochester student ID holders
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, Fountain Court
  • Address: 500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
  • Web Site: http://mag.rochester.edu/

The latest installment in the Third Thursday concert series will feature some of the most elevated harpsichord and organ music by seventeenth-century French, German, and English composers. Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ will share the concert floor with Eastman’s two-manual harpsichord by Keith Hill, a copy of an eighteenth-century French harpsichord by Blanchet. The concert will take place Thursday, February 21st, at 7:30pm in the Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court.

The Third Thursday concert series provides musicians and music-lovers the opportunity to experience authentic Baroque music on a regular basis. This month’s concert will include works by Louis Couperin, Johann Jakob Froberger, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and several seventeenth-century English composers. Performing will be Eastman organ faculty member Professor William Porter, and Eastman organ doctoral candidate Jacob Fuhrman, whose performance will be in partial fulfillment of his doctoral degree.

Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ was built around 1770 in central Italy. Restored and installed in 2005 at the Memorial Art Gallery, the instrument is the only one of its kind in North America. The organ’s beautiful, authentic sounds have been heard by thousands of visitors who attend weekly Sunday mini-recitals and special “Third Thursday” concerts by internationally celebrated guest artists and Eastman musicians.

Admission to the concert is included with Gallery admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings after 5pm and free to University of Rochester student ID holders. This concert is made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust.