The Third Thursday concert series will end its 2017-18 season with “The Golden Age of the Trombone,” a concert celebrating the instrumental music of baroque Europe, at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 at Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester.
Inspiration for the program derives from early 17th century Italy, where instruments like the trombone, violin and cello were at the center of music making. Featured composers include Dario Castello, Heinrich Ignaz Biber and Johann Joseph Fux.
The sounds of early brass and strings will blend with those of Eastman’s Italian baroque organ. Built around 1770 in central Italy, this instrument combines early technology and artwork.
Gallery admission is half-price on Thursday nights. The series will resume on Oct. 18. Visit esm.rochester.edu/organ for information.