Greentopia has the allure of Sir Thomas More's "Utopia": six days at High Falls packed with music, films, design, and summits on creating a sustainable future. Nestled in this programming is a three-day classical series, flying under program titles like Schubert's "Trout Quartet" (featuring the Ying Quartet and friends from the Eastman School of Music) and "Rochester Sings!" (featuring the Rochester Oratorio Society, Greater Rochester Choral Consortium, Rochester Lyric Opera). The highlight for me will be John Luther Adams' "Inuksuit," a 70-minute performance piece of experimental outdoor music with 66 percussionists, who will be spread from the Pont de Rennes, along Brown's Race, and on rooftops, so that you can walk through the sound experience. Be sure to pull the complete schedule, as I'm only touching highlights, and the opportunity to experience everything from early classical to experimental performance classical together should be right up there with bald eagles on an "endangered list."
Concerts take place Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 15, various times and venues. Free. greentopiafest.com.