Julia Figueras welcomes Rochester string quintet Publick Musick led by violinist Boel Gidholm and cellist Christopher Haritatos. Watch the video online
Airing Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1, Backstage Pass with Publick Music will feature Isabella Leonarda’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1698. The Vespers are a sacred masterpiece for voices and strings composed by the 17th century's most prolific female composer.
Founded in 1995, Publick Musick seeks to enrich the cultural landscape of Western New York by producing and presenting vibrant, historically informed performances of music from 1600 to 1800 and beyond. Their special emphasis on female composers and composers of non-European origin lends their March concert to Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival (March 26-31, 2012). The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford.