Chamber music fills Rochester church

Rochester Chamber Music Society welcomes world-class musicians this Sunday
Get classy this Sunday afternoon at the Rochester Federated church, where the Rochester Chamber Music Society has presented world-class musicians for the past 24 years. On Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., RCMS will host Vanessa Holroyd, flute, Mary Rowell, violin, and Cynthia Huard, piano.
Programming will include Nino Rota’s “Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano.” Italian-born Rota, is widely known for his film scores including the Godfather movies. The program will also feature Borne’s “Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen,” Prokofiev’s “Flute Sonata in D major, Op.94” and Greenstein’s “Be There.”
Mary Rowell
Mary Rowell has performed and recorded with scores of today’s composers as soloist and chamber musician. This Juilliard graduate is known for her work with the Grammy Award-winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson. Rowell has appeared as violin and electric violin soloist with the National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic, among others. She is currently working with composer/performer Eve Beglarian as the duo BRIM and recently has debuted two new groups — TURNmusic based in Waterbury, and the composer/performer Quartet Ensemble 50. Rowell is currently the concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York City.
Vanessa Holroyd
Vanessa Holroyd regularly performs as principal flute with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and enjoys an active freelance career in the Boston area with a focus on chamber music. She collaborated with members of the Grammy-nominated string ensemble A Far Cry and the American Repertory Theater for the 2015 premier of Matthew AuCoin’s opera “Crossing.” She has also performed on concerts presented by Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Mass.), Emmanuel Music, Rochester Chamber Music Society and Winsor Music, in addition to recitals throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands with pianist, Joy Cline Phinney.  Holroyd is a member of Arcadian Winds, a Boston-based woodwind quintet specializing in contemporary music. She serves as Concert Series Manager and Concert Tour Director for Phillips Exeter Academy and has led tours to Vietnam, Canada, New York and California. In addition to her work as a performer and educator, Holroyd co-owns and operates the music agency, Music Management, which pairs music with over 1,500 events annually.
Cynthia Huard
Cynthia Huard has appeared as a featured soloist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the Aston Magna Early Music Festival (also in Mass.) She has also taken her piano and harpsichord skills on tour throughout the U.S. and in Europe. As Artistic Director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s summer series, she has performed with Lark Quartet, Johannes Quartet, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, and with chamber players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony and the Colorado, Utah and Vermont Symphony Orchestras. Her recent premiers include music by Nico Muhly, Padma Newsome, and commissions from Erik Nielsen and Thomas L. Read.  She is pianist for the innovative Heliand Consort and is cofounder of the Middlebury Song Fest. When not performing herself, Huard teaches piano and chamber music at Middlebury College and the Middlebury Community Music Center.
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