The Society for Chamber Music chose well for its first concert of the new year. Eastman School of Music professor of guitar, frequent recitalist and recording artist, and all-around mensch Nicholas Goluses is the soloist for an intriguing program that includes one of Paganini's tuneful trios for guitar and strings, as well as works from the 1990's by David Diamond and Roberto Sierra. The gem of the concert might well be Bill Dobbins's tasty suite of arrangements of tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter, definitely one of the swingingest pieces ever written for viola and guitar.
Nicholas Goluses performs with Society for Chamber Music Sunday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Gallery, 500 University Ave. $30. societyforchambermusicrochester.com.