Rochester Early Music Festival: Telemann and the Canary featuring Joe Finetti, bass; Margaret Leenhouts & Koki Tanaka, violins; Ryan Hardcastle, viola; Brian Donat, cello; Bonnie Choi, harpsichord

When: Sun., Nov. 13, 3-4 p.m. 2022

The Rochester Early Music Festival celebrates Rochester and Western New York's rich and varied culture of Early Music performance and scholarship. Now in its 21st year, the REMF brings together soloists and ensembles playing music of the Medieval through the Baroque periods. Telemann's Canary Cantata is a funeral cantata for a pet canary, presented in a staged version and sung in English. You don't need to be familiar with what passed for a joke in German 300 years ago to be in on the fun!

Price: Free