SCMR to present ‘A Fresh Start’ at the Glazer Center

COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR CHAMBER MUSIC IN ROCHESTER
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Society for Chamber Music in Rochester will open its 45th season with “A Fresh Start” at the Glazer Center, an in-person concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and an online event on Oct. 29-Nov. 1.  

“A New Start” features the premiere of James Willey’s “Oboe Quartet,” written specifically for SCMR. Another local connection is the performance of Rochester-raised Matthew Lucia’s “Bird Songs for flute, viola and harp,” Op. 35. This piece was SCMR’s Composition Competition winner (high school level).  

SCMR also will perform a work by Grazyna Bacewicz, “Trio for Oboe, Violin and Cello,” which she wrote in 1934 in a neo-classical style. The first half closes with “Sonata for Flute and Harp” from film composer Nino Rota and the concert ends with “Chant de Linos” by Jolivet.  

This season marks a new partnership with Nazareth School of Music at Glazer Music Performance Center. Audience members must be vaccinated and wear a mask. Visit chambermusicrochester.org/concerts for information.