Classical 91.5

Mon 4/30 @ 1:00p The Rochester Oratorio Society performs Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso

Apr 17, 2018

Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1

Credit Photos: rossings.org

In March 2017, The Rochester Oratorio Society collaborated with the University of Rochester Humanities Center in the "Poetry for Peace" project--a month-long series that commemorated the centenary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Art, poetry, and music of that era were all explored in moderated discussions throughout Rochester, culminating in a concert on March 24. Included in the concert was Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 1, a post WWI work written by Bloch to prove to his students at the Cleveland Institute of Music that "old" techniques of composition like tonality were still viable and interesting in this modern age.

In this performance, we shine the spotlight on longtime ROS collaborative pianist Kevin Nitsch. The reduction for piano and chamber strings is by ROS Artistic Director Eric Townell.

Listen to the Prelude to Bloch's Concerto Grosso.