This was to be a big year for Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, as it celebrated its 10th year; part of the celebration included a performance on Backstage Pass in February. Founded in 2009 by violinist Pia Liptak and oboist Kathleen Suher, the ensemble has offered up a decade of vibrant, eclectic programs that blend the traditional with the unexpected. We'll keep the party going for Cordancia with three Performance Rochester appearances.
This second piece is from last season's Music from Eastern Europe concert at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word on March 1, 2019. Bohuslav Martinu's "Estampes" are a set of three snapshots of Switzerland, written while the composer was living there. Rachel Lauber conducts.