Society for Chamber Music in Rochester will continue its 41st season with “Baroque and Blues” at 4 p.m. on April 29 at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
The event will feature classical music and a wine tasting. Audience members will enjoy an inside look at the repertoire with a pre-concert talk by artistic directors and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr at 3:30 p.m.
“In our next concert, we travel through time, examining the masters of the baroque period through the eyes of composers from different centuries,” Athayde and Behr said.
The concert opens with Vivaldi’s Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano, RV 10, arranged and reimagined by Respighi in 1910. David Ying will join Athayde for an arrangement of Bach’s two-part inventions originally for keyboard.
Ying and Elinor Freer will perform Francois Francoeur’s Cello Sonata in E Major and the Frescobaldi/Cassado Toccata for Cello and Piano. Cassado attributed his Toccata for Cello and Piano, written in 1925, to Frescobaldi, an Italian baroque master, in order to achieve greater notoriety for the work. Both pieces are virtuosic and lyrical showcases for the cello.
The second half features Bach through the compositional lens of French pianist and composer Jacques Loussier, who is known for his jazz interpretations Bach’s works. Dariusz Terefenko, Jeff Campbell and Eric Metzgar will perform “The Bach Book.”
Tickets cost $35 or free for students with a current ID. Visit chambermusicrochester.org for information.