JAZZ | Lucian Ban and Alex Harding

JAZZ | Lucian Ban and Alex Harding

Transylvanian pianist Lucian Ban has some of the fastest fingers a keyboard is ever likely to encounter. Of course that would mean nothing if Ban didn't somehow hit all the right notes in his stunning solos.

CLASSICAL | 'Fanfare and Filigree'

The 1720's were a significant decade in Western music — the decade included the premieres of such mighty masterworks as Bach's "Saint Matthew" and "Saint John" Passions and Handel's "Julius Caesar." Composers of the era also produced volumes and volumes of less ambitious but still delightful music, whose attractions are summed up in the title of the next concert of Pegasus Early Music: "Fanfare and Filigree."

VOCAL | 'Cathedral Classics'

If your favorite sound is that of a large chorus singing in a cathedral-like space, Rochester Oratorio Society has the concert for you this Friday at the grand surroundings of Asbury First United Methodist Church. The group's 100 voices, led by Eric Townell, will join in Maurice Duruflé's Requiem (with soloists Eric Kesler, baritone, and Judith Prenzlow, mezzo-soprano); Louis Vierne's "Solemn Mass"; Mozart's "Regina Coeli"; and Henryk Gorecki's "Totus tuus," a hymn to the Virgin Mary written in 1987 for Pope John Paul II.

YOU NAME IT | Record Store Day 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year: The smell of vinyl and anticipation is thick in the air, food trucks are offering up street meat, and record labels and artists release rare, limited run records just for the fans and collectors. There is a ton of live music scheduled as well.

DOOM METAL | The Skull

Arising from the ashes of Chicago metal mavens Trouble, The Skull takes metal from creepy heights to a slow apocalyptic grind. I'm not positive but it sounds like there's some drop-tuning going on here mixed in with the solid push and pull of the band's dynamic material.

SPECIAL EVENT | Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame's induction ceremony, each year, is a good reminder that there's a lot of music history in the area to be proud of, and the event always ends up being an education packaged in a rockin' showcase. The 2018 ceremony will induct percussionist, composer, and Eastman School faculty member John Beck; Grammy Award-winning sacred steel group The Campbell Brothers; Steve Gadd, the world-class, go-to drummer for musicians like Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, and Paul Simon; Tony Levin, bassist for King Crimson (and a frequent Steve Gadd collaborator); and the Emmy-nominated composer Ferdinand Jay Smith.

COUNTRY | Margo Price

If there's any question that real country music is alive and well, the proof is in singer-songwriter Margo Price. Nashville's adopted daughter put in more than a decade of hard work leading up to the success of her debut solo album, "Midwest Farmer's Daughter," out on Third Man Records.

JAZZ | Eastern Boundary Quartet

What happens when two of the greatest musicians in Hungary — saxophonist Mihaly Borbely and drummer Balazs Bagyi — get together with two of New York City's finest — pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and bassist Joe Fonda? You can find out when the Eastern Boundary Quartet takes the stage at the Bop Shop where you're bound to hear a fantastic fusion of Hungarian folk melodies combined with American jazz rhythms and harmonies.

FOLK | Charming Disaster

The murder ballad duo Charming Disaster tells stories of the macabre, exploring grim themes of gruesome mythology, occult folktales, and strange love stories. The Brooklyn-based band's latest album, "Cautionary Tales," is like a musical effigy to Edgar Allan Poe with a spooky cabaret feel.

HIP-HOP | Let's Be Friends of Teen Empowerment

The monthly Let's Be Friends parties have become somewhat of a legend in our city. The events, hosted by emcee MdotCoop with music by DJ Tim Tones and Fresh, showcase and promote young hip-hop artists.

GROOVE | Aqueous

I listen to Aqueous and it feels like I'm floating in the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese's with a tank of nitrous oxide. Born in Buffalo in 2006, this quartet jams somewhere between jazz jump and hip-hop and have consequently landed upon their own candy mountain.

FOLK | Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton is for real. Born in Syracuse, the soulful singer-songwriter got his start underground playing in the Subway and on the streets of Boston.


The all-male Argentinian dance company Che Malambo adapts a traditional South American dance for big stages, mixing with it tight choreography, rhythmic stomping, and powerful drumming. The Malambo began in the 17th century as a competitive dance between Argentinian gaucho, and it quickly evolved to include fast-paced footwork that resembled a horse's gallop.

PSYCH ROCK | Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers Temple will take you to another dimension when you hear it. Led by guitarist, Kawabata Makoto, the Japanese psychedelic rock band has ecstacized audiences around the world — and through dozens of albums — since 1995.

CLASSICAL | Anderson and Roe

What's more electrifying than the sound of a virtuosic pianist setting the keys ablaze? Two virtuosic pianists.

CLASSICAL | fivebyfive

The chamber ensemble fivebyfive has quickly become a go-to source for contemporary classical concert music in Rochester. Clarinetist Marcy D. Bacon, flutist Laura Lentz, pianist Haeyeun Jeun, bassist Eric J. Polenik, and guitarist Sungmin Shin do not shy away from the unfamiliar.


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