Hoping to fill a performance gap in Rochester's classical community during the summer off-season, co-directors Emelyn Johnson and Jessica Woodridge King created the Sunset Concerts chamber music series in 2014. They hope the series will provide opportunities for the plethora of talented young professional musicians who reside in Rochester year-round. This year's concerts will feature works by Samuel Barber, John Harbison, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninov as well as new pieces by Rochester-based composers Daniel Pesca and Clay Mettens.
Three concerts remain in this summer's Sunset Concerts series: Wednesday, July 1; Friday, July 3; and Sunday, July 5. At Christ Church (141 East Avenue) on July 1 and July 5; at St. Joseph's Park (on Pleasant Street) on July 3. 8 p.m. each night. Free. facebook.com/sunsetconcertscc.