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Chamber Music Concerts Inside Rochester's Most Iconic Spaces

Tickets $10 each.General admission

No ticketing fees for this special series!

Chamber music is meant to be played in a room, not a concert hall. It implies intimacy, subtlety, community.

This spring, Rochester Symphony offers a trio of chamber music concerts from the three musical families in the orchestra: brass, winds and strings. Each of these programs displays each instrument group sounding as only it can—music tailored to highlight what we love about each instrument's unique sound.

We are proud to partner with these venues to present chamber music as it was meant to be experienced. 







Jere Lantz,

Rochester Symphony Artistic Director


String Quartet at
Rochester Art Center

May 14, 2022 | 7:30pm

with guest musician Maestro Karim Wasfi


Photo courtesy Rochester Art Center

Strings are the heart of any orchestra—the gorgeous choir on which the whole concept of orchestra was based. In addition to string classics, we’ll share the evening with a special guest: Maestro Karim Wasfi, renowned cellist, conductor, and founder of Peace Through Arts Foundation. Known for his “spontaneous compositions,” solo cello performances held at sites of bombings in Iraq. Wasfi conducts the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra and has developed youth orchestra and music education programs for displaced young people. He will perform with the Rochester Symphony string quartet  and share stories of how music is leading the effort to achieve healing and peace.

Co-sponsored by Rochester Art Center with support from the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project.


Explore Rochester Art Center's other events featuring the work of Maestro Wasfi:

Woodwind Quintet at
The Castle, Les Fields Hall

May 7, 2022 | 7:30pm

The woodwind quintet presents the most varied sounds of any chamber group—flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. And it has the lightest, most agile sound. Our quintet will play wind classics like Jacques Ibert’s Trois Pièces Brèves (French fun) and Malcolm Arnold’s Three Shanties (British sailor songs, not necessarily sober). Plus Christopher Ball’s Scenes from a Comedy (ending with “All’s Well That Ends Well,” which is tricky to make end well) and Valerie Coleman’s moving Umoja (Swahili for unity, one of the elements of Kwanzaa). This is a lively musical program perfect for ushering in Spring.

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Make it a night on the town with

our friends at Bleu Duck!

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Rochester Symphony concert night special: 2 entrees, a bottle of house wine and a dessert to share for $65 when you show your Inside Rochester concert ticket or program.

Valid on May 7.

Brass Quintet at
Calvary Episcopal Church

April 30, 2022 | 7:30pm

Five of our finest brass players sound forth on centuries of gems from ancient dances to modern jazz. Brass bring the most powerful sounds in an orchestra, but they also blend to make an intimate ensemble. Whether in renaissance dances by Susato and Morley, romantic musings by Ludwig Maurer, a suite on nature by modern Canadian Morley Calvert, or the electrifying songs of Bernstein’s West Side Story, this program will showcase the energy and surprising variety of the brass quintet.



Due to the current CDC Covid-19 Community Level status of MEDIUM in Olmsted County, Rochester Symphony requires all attendees and staff to wear a mask at all times during our events.

As the public health situation can rapidly change, please check the Rochester Symphony website the day of the concert for any updates to our Covid protocols. If we implement a vaccine requirement or change our mask requirement for attendance due to changed Covid Community Level status in Olmsted County, it will be posted here: