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CLASSICAL | "American Innovations" 

For the last stop in its seasonal tour of classical-music-by-countries, the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester is coming back home for a program of "American Innovations." Eric Ewazen, an Eastman graduate who has been seen around town quite a bit lately for performances at Eastman and with the RPO, is represented on the program by his piece, Trio for Horn, Bassoon, and Piano. Allen Shawn, whose Violin Concerto was premiered several years by the RPO, is also present with a wind quintet. There is also music with a Latin tinge by Paquito D'Rivera, and two American classics: Elliott Carter's Pastoral, and Samuel Barber's wind quintet "Summer Music." Those pieces are joined by a brand-new work called "Words, Wide Night" by Grace Ann Lee, winner of the Society's Composition Competition in 2015. This varied program will be performed by Joanna Bassett, flute; Anna Steltenpohl, oboe and English horn; Kenneth Grant, clarinet; John Hunt, bassoon; Stephen Laifer, horn; and Joseph Werner, piano.

Society for Chamber Music in Rochester presents "American innovations" on Friday, May 20 at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 7:30 p.m. $30; free for students with current ID.


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