The Eastman School of Music supports a variety of student, faculty, and guest artist performances, which help to create a rich organ culture in the greater Rochester area. Scroll through the list of events below to see what events are happening this month.

Organ Events at Christ Church will resume with Tuesday Pipes on September 20th.

Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series (RCORS)

RCORS LogoEastman’s Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards teams with the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, as well as local churches, to bring world-famous concert organists to Rochester for recitals and master classes several times each year.


Friday, February 17, 2017
William Porter,* organ
Christ Church
141 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604

Friday, April 21, 2017
Vincent Dubois, organ
Sacred Heart Cathedral
296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY, 14615

*denotes Eastman faculty

Tuesday Pipes

TuesdayPipes_lgoEvery Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present a 25-minute lunchtime concert at Christ Church. Performances feature the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. Each free program begins at 12:10 p.m. Click here to view a list of upcoming performers.



Going For Baroque

Every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., an Eastman organ student demonstrates the sounds of the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in a brief mini-recital.  These demonstrations are free with gallery admission.


Third Thursday at MAG with the Italian Baroque Organ

On the third Thursday of each month From October to May at 7:30 p.m., the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery present varied concert programs by faculty and guest artists featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the MAG. These programs are free with gallery admission.

  • An Italian Baroque Christmas
    Featuring Eastman faculty and students
    December 17
  • Lorenzo and Vittorio Ghielmi (Italy): Organ and Viol
    Sponsored by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center
    January 21
  • “Adventurous Italians”
    Publick Musick with Edoardo Bellotti
    February 18
  • Organ and Saxophone: Sights and Sounds
    Eastman organists with the Eastman Saxophone Project
    March 17
  • Francesco Cera (Italy)
    Part of Pipedreams Live! with Michael Barone
    Sponsored by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center
    April 21
  • Organ and Body
    Stephen Kennedy – organ improvisations and works from the Renaissance and Baroque
    feat. VWDance, with choreography by Vanessa van Wormer, Heather Roffe, and Phaedra Jarrett
    May 19

Community Concert Recital Series

Eastman students present hour-long recitals at local churches in Rochester and nearby towns. These monthly concerts are open to the public, and a free-will offering will benefit the Eastman Organ Department student travel fund.

The next Community Concert will take place Sunday, February 28th at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 4:00pm
(3000 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14616). Performers include past and current organists of BPC, Sarah Simko and Chase Loomer, and third-year undergraduate student Nicholas Halbert.

Please click the link above for a full listing of concert dates and locations.