Early music for modern audiences

Now in our 17th season of world-class performances

Early music for modern audiences

Now in our 17th season of world-class performances

Diderot String Quartet
and baritone Jesse Blumberg
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Our 2021-2022 Concert Series:

All concerts will take place at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester 14614. Parking is available in the lot across the street, and the church is ADA Accessible.

Triumph Now with Joy and Mirth

September 19, 2021
@ 4 pm ET

Plucky music of the renaissance and early baroque for lutes and soprano. Music of Dowland, Campion, Vallet, Kapsberger, and more! Virtual version tickets now available; virtual version will be available for a month starting October 1. People who attended the live concert will also receive a free link to the virtual version; links will be […]

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The Panther and the Rose

November 12, 2021
@ 7 pm ET

Experience the life and love of 14th century Italy. Medieval Italian music of the Trecento with voices, lute, harp, vielle, bagpipes, and more. Quirky, virtuosic, and expressive, this music challenges the ears with its rhythmic complexity at the same time that it soothes and amazes the heart with its melodic elegance and beauty. Our program includes […]

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Reggie Mobley

Reginald Mobley, Countertenor

March 27, 2022
@ 4 pm ET

We are thrilled to present this remarkable singer and Handel specialist, in a fascinating and varied program with music of Handel, Ignatius Sancho, and others. Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780) is perhaps the least well-known composer on our program. Born into slavery in the British colonies, he later went to England where he eventually gained his freedom […]

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A Grand Sound

May 1, 2022
@ 4 pm ET

Glorious German and Italian 17th century music for voices and trombones Music of Buxtehude, Schütz, Rosenmüller, and more. Sunday May 1, 2022 4:00pm

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Diderot Quartet with baritone Jesse Blumberg

May 22, 2022
@ 4 pm ET

Diderot String Quartet: Adriane Post and Johanna Novom, violin Kyle Miller, viola Paul Dwyer, cello Haydn & Mendelssohn quartets plus song arrangements of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, & Johannes Brahms.

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Please Read Our Covid-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events

Pegasus is committed to providing a safe environment for both our performers and in-person audience members throughout the season. For each concert we will be carefully following guidelines recommended or mandated by our venue, the Monroe County Health Department, and the CDC.

For everyone’s safety, Pegasus currently requires all audience members to provide proof of vaccination. This can take the form of your vaccine card, a photo of your vaccine card, or your NY Excelsior Pass.

We will also be requiring masking. If you are feeling ill, please stay home. We will gladly exchange your tickets. Please check our website before the concert for any recent updates to our policy.

We are grateful for your support and cooperation as we return to live music! Please feel free to reach out to us at info@pegasusearlymusic.org for more information.

Pegasus Rising

Talented New Artists

A new concert series featuring young up-and-coming virtuosos of the early music world. Casual, cool, accessible, free!

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We’d like to welcome you to Echoes of Orpheus, a new series of concerts in addition to our regular concert series that will happen throughout the next year. Echoes of Orpheus is designed to entice you as we build up to the Summer 2022 production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. We will introduce you to the opera, its characters, our artists and creative team, and Monteverdi’s colorful and evocative soundworld. This is music at the intersection of renaissance and baroque style, and the formation of an entirely new art form, a story in music, or opera. Stay tuned on our website and on our social media for more information about future Echoes of Orpheus concerts!

Watch our 2020-2021 virtual season!

You can still sit back safely at home and enjoy music from the 16th century to the 21st, including 19th century Romantic music, fiddling, singing, and courtly entertainments; and a presentation about the baroque musical diaspora. Join us free and online!

Early Music and Black Lives Matter

At this time, America is literally burning from the inside out, and black people are struggling for their lives after centuries of continued injustice. It will take more than music to heal the outrage, violence, and sorrow of the past weeks and centuries; it will take real work from all of us, including Pegasus.

This is our responsibility. Pegasus, recognizing that early music was largely written by white male Christian Europeans, needs to do more to promote anti-racism and social justice. We will:

  • program more early music by composers of color
  • hire more professional artists of color, and strive to make our Board more diverse
  • engage critically with the cultural and social contexts for our programming
  • redouble our efforts in our Pegasus Rising young artist program to recruit emerging musicians of color who are interested in early music

Although the music that we perform and you love is from centuries ago, we have to remember that we live in the modern world. We, as the Board of Pegasus Early Music and the face of the organization, have much work to do, to stand against racism, recognize unconscious bias, erase disparities, and promote justice. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we support movements for positive change. With our music, we want to offer hope and inspiration, support and strength to all who are suffering in these distressing times.

Deborah Fox, Director
and the Board of Directors

Thank you!

Your support truly kept us in business during the last season. We are so grateful.


We are happy to be planning again for live performances. Enjoyed the virtual format? Our concerts will be available online as well!  Stay tuned for more information.

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