Although Cordancia Chamber Orchestra has only been in existence a relatively short amount of time (it's only in its eighth season), it has already become an indispensable part of Rochester's classical music landscape. As a chamber music ensemble, Cordancia has carved a niche performing works by composers who may get less attention from ensembles like the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Pegasus Early Music, and even local community orchestras. Case in point, Cordancia's program for this Friday — entitled "Streets of Paris, Songs of Russia" — includes works by important yet infrequently performed composers Jacques Ibert, Anatoly Lyadov, and Erik Satie. Conducted by Rachel Lauber, the performance will feature piano soloist Ines Draskovic.
Cordancia performs "Streets of Paris, Songs of Russia" on Friday, October 6, 7 p.m., at Finger Lakes Community College Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Free; donations welcome. The concert will be performed again Saturday, October 7, 7 p.m., at Hochstein Performance Hall (50 Plymouth Avenue). Tickets at the door are $15 regular; $10 students and seniors. cordancia.org.