Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ at MAG

Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ at MAG A monthly concert series featuring the magnificent historic full-size Italian Baroque organ installed by the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.

Concerts every Third Thursday of the month at 7:30.

Today's the day! Come to the Memorial Art Gallery at 7:30 tonight to hear (and sing!) carols from the 15th century, acco...
12/19/2019

Today's the day! Come to the Memorial Art Gallery at 7:30 tonight to hear (and sing!) carols from the 15th century, accompanied by our very special Italian Baroque organ, c. 1770.

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Our season opener is tomorrow! Come to the MAG at 7:30pm for an exciting performance.
10/16/2019
Performance showcases 'Baroque Explorations'

Our season opener is tomorrow! Come to the MAG at 7:30pm for an exciting performance.

Third Thursdays at the Memorial Art Gallery opens its season with a production called Keyboard and Key Moves: Baroque Explorations in Synesthesia. The performance is a dramatic tale using French songs and dances from the 18th century, created by guest historian, dancer and choreographer Catherine Tu...

Come this Thursday to see our special guests and expert historical dancers Catherine Turocy and Alexis Silver perform a ...
10/13/2019

Come this Thursday to see our special guests and expert historical dancers Catherine Turocy and Alexis Silver perform a short drama in full costume to music from our very own Italian Baroque organ!
Charmed by the dancing? Then don't miss the special lecture the next day by Catherine Turocy and harpsichordist Lisa Goode Crawford, who together will investigate Baroque performance practice, how to read dance notation, and how to appreciate the relationship between dance and music. Lecture on Friday, October 18, 3pm in the auditorium of the Memorial Art Gallery.

Don't miss this week's Third Thursday concert, when Publick Musick will perform sacred works by 17th century German comp...
04/14/2019

Don't miss this week's Third Thursday concert, when Publick Musick will perform sacred works by 17th century German composers as we prepare for Easter! Featuring guest baritone Mischa Bouvier.

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Today is the day! Come to the Memorial Art Gallery at 7:30pm to hear some of Rochester's finest musicians come together ...
03/21/2019

Today is the day! Come to the Memorial Art Gallery at 7:30pm to hear some of Rochester's finest musicians come together to bring the age of the Renaissance back to life!

Don't miss William Porter and Jacob Fuhrman this Thursday in their concert at the Memorial Art Gallery! Be inspired by t...
02/18/2019

Don't miss William Porter and Jacob Fuhrman this Thursday in their concert at the Memorial Art Gallery! Be inspired by the gallery's art while listening to harpsichord and organ works by early music masters Francois Couperin, Johann Jakob Froberger, and Peter Philips.

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11/08/2018
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

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Don't miss the upcoming Third Thursday concert, featuring baroque violin, cello, and Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ! Th...
04/15/2018

Don't miss the upcoming Third Thursday concert, featuring baroque violin, cello, and Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ! The program will include 18th-century concertos for organ and strings (as well as organ solos), all performed by Eastman faculty, students, alumni, and special guests.

The performance begins Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm in the Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court. Free admission for University of Rochester ID holders. Click the link below for more details—we hope to see you there!

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Don't miss this week's Third Thursday concert, featuring Publick Musick and organist Michael Unger! The program will exp...
03/11/2018

Don't miss this week's Third Thursday concert, featuring Publick Musick and organist Michael Unger! The program will explore the Baroque tradition of Scordatura Violin and feature virtuosic string players alongside Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ. Concert begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 15, in the Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court. Click the event below for more details!

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TONIGHT, the Eastman organ faculty perform a special Third Thursday concert on Eastman's Italian Baroque organ at the Me...
11/16/2017

TONIGHT, the Eastman organ faculty perform a special Third Thursday concert on Eastman's Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery. They will perform music based on Latin-texted hymns, featuring composers ranging from J. S. Bach to Heinrich Scheidemann.

The concert begins at 7:30pm in the Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court. Tickets are free with gallery admission, which is half-priced this evening and free to all University of Rochester ID holders. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear the Eastman faculty perform together!

Don't miss a special Third Thursday concert this week, featuring Eastman organ faculty David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan Laube, and William Porter! The evening will feature music inspired by the Catholic hymn tradition, all performed on Eastman's famous Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery. It's a rare opportunity to hear the Eastman faculty in concert together!

The performance begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Fountain Court of the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are included with Gallery admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings and free to University of Rochester ID holders. We hope to see you there!

With David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan J. Laube, and William Porter.

Don't miss a special Third Thursday concert this week, featuring Eastman organ faculty David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Na...
11/14/2017

Don't miss a special Third Thursday concert this week, featuring Eastman organ faculty David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan Laube, and William Porter! The evening will feature music inspired by the Catholic hymn tradition, all performed on Eastman's famous Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery. It's a rare opportunity to hear the Eastman faculty in concert together!

The performance begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Fountain Court of the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are included with Gallery admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings and free to University of Rochester ID holders. We hope to see you there!

With David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan J. Laube, and William Porter.

Next week, the Third Thursday concert series (featuring Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ) resumes with a performance by t...
11/10/2017

Next week, the Third Thursday concert series (featuring Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ) resumes with a performance by the Eastman School of Music organ faculty. Professors David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan Laube, and William Porter will perform works inspired by Latin-texted hymns, with music by Cavazzoni, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Bruna, and Babou. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear the Eastman faculty in concert together!

The performance begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Fountain Court of the Memorial Art Gallery. Attendance is included with Gallery admission, which is half-price on Thursday evenings and free to University of Rochester ID holders. We hope to see you there!

For additional details, please visit https://mag.rochester.edu/events/magmusic/

Next Thursday, Oct. 26, the Third Thursday Concert Series (featuring Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ) resumes with "Musi...
10/17/2017

Next Thursday, Oct. 26, the Third Thursday Concert Series (featuring Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ) resumes with "Music in Secret: Early Italian Convent Music," performed by Schola Antiqua of Chicago. Directed by Michael Anderson and featuring guest director and organist Naomi Gregory, this concert provides an opportunity to hear an award-winning early-music ensemble perform from images of original 13th-century Italian manuscripts.

The Third Thursday concert begins at 7:30pm in the Fountain Court of the Memorial Art Gallery. (***Please note that this concert falls on the fourth Thursday of October.***)

The concert is part of a half-day symposium on current practices in the reading and interpretation of medieval manuscripts, which takes place at the Eastman School that morning from 9am–12:30pm. For more information on the symposium, please visit https://www.esm.rochester.edu/machine-reading/

Congratulations to Paul O'Dette and Edoardo Bellotti on a wonderful performance this past Thursday! If you weren't able ...
09/23/2017
Third Thursday concert series features two Eastman professors

Congratulations to Paul O'Dette and Edoardo Bellotti on a wonderful performance this past Thursday! If you weren't able to attend, check out WHEC's coverage of the event.

Two Eastman School of Music greats amazed at the Memorial Art Gallery. 

Today is the day! Don't miss the first Third Thursday concert of the season, beginning at 7:30pm in the Memorial Art Gal...
09/21/2017

Today is the day! Don't miss the first Third Thursday concert of the season, beginning at 7:30pm in the Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court. Featuring Eastman professors Paul O'Dette (lute) and Edoardo Bellotti (organ).

Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ at MAG
03/14/2017

Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ at MAG

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General information

The Eastman School of Music has brought the sounds of the past to Rochester by installing an historic full-size Italian Baroque organ in the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. The instrument, originally built around 1770 in the region of central Italy, represents the genesis of Baroque organ music played and taught worldwide. With its well-preserved pipes crafted to render vocal and instrumental sonorities of its time, the organ is a "living recording" of sounds made hundreds of years ago. After being fully restored in Germany by Gerald Woehl, it was installed in the Gallery's Fountain Court in the fall of 2005, making Rochester the only place in North America to hear authentic performances of 18th-century organ music written for a large Italian instrument. With the origianal bellows dating from the late eighteenth-century, this organ combines early technology with exquisite artwork, as seen in the crowning depiction of Saint Andrew. The authentic pipework, keyboard, and can have been restored to their 1770 condition with as few alterations as possible.

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Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque organ and Paul O'Dette on lute. Practice just prior to the concert.