Hardly a season goes by in Rochester without an appearance by pianist Jon Kimura Parker – and this week we have three of them, not that we're complaining. A favorite concerto soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, he'll be heard with RPO Laureate Conductor Christopher Seaman this week in Beethoven's witty "Concerto No. 2." On Sunday night, the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester offers Parker's prowess in music of Mr. and Mrs. Clara's "C minor Scherzo, op.14" and Robert's meltingly lovely "Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op.47." Also on the program is RPO principal clarinetist Kenneth Grant in Brahms's "Clarinet Quintet," a work that is the very definition of "autumnal" music, even is spring is not too far away.
Jon Kimura Parker performs with The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. $30. societyforchambermusicrochester.com.
And with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. $15-$92. rpo.org.