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Season 44 — 2019 - 2020 Dr. Christopher Petit, Director

I am thrilled to welcome you to GVOC’s 44th season, which is a celebration of music and visual arts throughout the year. We will once again be collaborating with the Eastman Community Music School’s Children’s Choir and Youth Chamber Singers for our March concert. Together, we will once again celebrate connections and examine music as it relates to construction, color and chaos. I welcome you to join us as we continue the tradition of diverse programming which has something to offer everyone.

It is through season subscriptions and our annual campaign that we can offer the unique programming you have come to expect over the years. In addition to being able to produce three major concerts a year, your support also helps our community outreach efforts. Over the years, we have been able to grow our outreach efforts by over 425%. This means that we can offer more free small concerts in venues like public libraries, nursing homes, memory care centers and assisted living facilities throughout the Greater Rochester region. By doing this, we have the opportunity to provide beautiful music to more people in our region who may not have the means otherwise to attend our concerts.

As a nearly 100% volunteer organization, your contribution to our annual campaign and purchase of season subscriptions go directly back into the community through these outreach efforts.

On behalf of GVOC, I want to thank you for helping us continue our mission of bringing affordable, quality music to our local community.

Season 44 — 2019 - 2020: Construct


GVOC celebrates its 44th season by sharing music related to concepts of the visual arts. Our first program of the season highlights the relationship between architecture and music.

We honor the Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris with two works heard in its timeless space. We share the symbolic proportions of the “Credo” of Bach’s monumental “Mass in B Minor,” and we honor the great mathematician, designer, and artist Leonardo Da Vinci with the American premiere of Cecilia McDowall’s “Da Vinci Requiem.”

Nov. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall

Season 44 — 2019 - 2020: Color


After the success of our Disney and Sound of Music concert, GVOC will continue to make its March concerts family-friendly. We collaborate again with the Children’s Choir and Youth Chamber Singers of the Eastman Community Music school to present music inspired by color.

Both the young and not-so-young will enjoy classics such as the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Kermit’s “Rainbow Connection,” along with the timeless, “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”In addition to celebrating songs for families, the Eastman singers, along with the children and grandchildren of GVOC members, will display their own artwork inspired by the theme of color!

March 7, 2020, 6 p.m. at Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality

Season 44 — 2019 - 2020: Chaos


As GVOC has celebrated architecture and color through music, we jump to a more abstract concept for our spring concert: chaos.

We celebrate those composers who were daring enough to break the rules. From traditional, classical music we share Rebel’s “Chaos,” Biber’s “Battaglia à 10,” and the “Agnus Dei” from Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis.”

With GVOC’s goal to promote music that is relevant to our current times and human conditions, we also present Jocelyn Pook’s “Anxiety Fanfare and Variations,” a work written to be performed by health-care workers, and the rhythmically-vibrant “Dark Night of the Soul” by Ola Gjeilo.


Season Sponsors Season 44 — 2019 - 2020

Please give your business to those who support GVOC.

Animal Services

The Animal Service League, Inc.


Bob Hastings Collision, Inc.
Ide Family of Dealerships
Midas Auto
The Dorschel Group
Universal Imports of Rochester


American Portfolios
Candace Shira Associates, LLC
Centra Financial Group, Inc.
Clement Wealth Management
Crossbridge Financial Group, LLC
Emerald Tax & Accounting Services, LLC
Fairport Savings Bank
Family First FCU
Leading Senior Benefits, Inc. 585-705-7179
M&T Bank
North Landing Financial Partners, LLC
Sage Rutty - The Ogden Group
Securities America

Computer Services

Geek on the Go

Contractor Services

Burroni Residential Services
Crossfield Heating & Air Conditioning
Dan Farley and Son Contracting, Inc. 585-889-1885
Farrell Services
Harman Hardwood Flooring Co.
Lloyd's Remodeling 585-739-1679
Lyle Brown 585-703-3875
Marzano Tile Company
One Step Tree & Lawn Care
Pace Windows & Doors
Sideline Construction
Weed Man

Funeral Services

Jennings Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, Inc.
Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home


Wegmans - Perinton


Christopher Williams Agency


Buhite & Buhite DDS
Karyn A. Giese, DDS 585-271-3898
Kenneth R. Ronzo, DDS
Pittsford Family Dental
Regain Physical Therapy
Stephen L. Ruchlin, DDS
Terrance J. O'Keefe, D.D.S.
The Head and Neck Center
Trolley Dental Care
Webster Dental Group
Webster Eye Care Associates


Atlas Music
Eastman Community Music School
Kinney Music Studio 978-804-9543
Music on the Move, LLC
The String House


Cardinal Sports Imaging

Print Services

Eastern Printing 585-482-1570
Rapid Print & Marketing

Real Estate

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Hunt Real Estate


The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene (Two Saints)


Captain Jim's Fish Market 585-482-3640
Fairport Village Inn
Nick's Seabreeze Inn
Pizza Chef
Riki's Family Restaurant
Susie Roe Grill & Catering
TK's Pizzeria
Torres Café and Catering 585-481-2872


Bayles Leather House
Diane Prince Furniture & Gifts
Flower City Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Georgetown Wine & Spirits
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One World Goods
Purple Moon Cottage
RV&E Bike & Skate
The Bird House
Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo

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Chateau Hair Designs
Essential Touch 585-733-1971
Journey Massage
L A Salon
Pharaoh's Hairum
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Tina Marie Salon and Boutique
Tru Salon
Vanessa Nails 585-292-1890

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