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CLASSICAL | 'Baroque and Blues'



Last spring's Society for Chamber Music in Rochester concert combining Bach and jazz was a hit, and the Society's final concert of this season is a welcome encore, this time titled "Baroque and Blues." The "baroque" will include arrangements of sonatas and inventions by Vivaldi, Bach, and Frescobaldi. Last year the jazz came from the French pianist and composer Claude Bolling's charming Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio; this year the Society calls on music by another fabled French jazz musician, Jacques Loussier. His 2005 "Bach Book" reworks pieces like "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto into imaginative arrangements for jazz trio. The SCMR musicians joining forces for "Baroque and Blues" are Juliana Athayde, violin; David Ying, cello; Elinor Freer, piano; Eric Metzgar, drums; and Jeff Campbell, bass. A pre-concert talk will start at 3:30 p.m.

"Baroque and Blues" will be performed Sunday, April 29, at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 4 p.m. $35 general; free for students.

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