Society for Chamber Music in Rochester will continue its 42nd season with “Mozart in France” at 4 p.m. on Dec. 16 at The Hochstein School, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
Audience members can get an inside look at the repertoire with a pre-concert talk at 3:30 p.m. with artistic directors and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr.
“Our next concert brings us back to the beautiful setting and acoustics of Hochstein with four vastly different works,” Athayde and Behr said. “Three of these works are clearly linked by their French composers, but Mozart’s seminal Kegelstatt Trio has an unusual link to France — the original manuscript of this work resides in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.”
Athayde and Behr were drawn to the music of Lili Boulanger in their efforts to diversify the program. Boulanger died young and left behind a small body of work, including “Nocturne et Cortege.” The second half of the program will include Camille Saint-Saens’ Oboe Sonata, and Guillaume Connesson’s Sextour for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Piano.
SCMR board member David Temperley, professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music, will join the pre-concert chats for the rest of the season.
Wine tastings will take place at intermission. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the hotel. Tickets cost $35. Visit chambermusicrochester.org for information.