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Mission Statement

The mission of the David Hochstein Memorial Music School is to provide people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
with access to excellent music and dance education in a community that nurtures and encourages personal achievement.


 

Welcome Friends!

Walk into our waiting room on a Saturday morning or weekday afternoon and you'll hear the sound of music, of dance shoes, of laughter. You'll see tiny ballerinas in pink tights bounding up to the Dance Studios, orchestra students of all sizes with violin cases--or flutes, or tubas--and people of all ages peeking through the window of our Music Lab eager to check out what's displayed on the flat screen. You'll notice people from all backgrounds, from everywhere in our community, plunking down on couches and getting to know each other as they wait for a lesson to finish.

At Hochstein, our mission is simple: to provide excellent music and dance instruction to anyone who is interested - regardless of age, level of skill, background, or ability to pay. We aim to nurture and inspire each individual, and to welcome all to our community of musicians, dancers, and audiences.

 


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Live from Hochstein – No concert today
Event summary
No concert today – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Time
    22 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 22 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
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Live from Hochstein – Holiday Music for Horns
Event summary
Eastman Horn Choir; W. Peter Kurau, director. Celebrate the season with brass music performed by musicians from the Eastman School of Music.
Event details

Hochstein’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series is hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM. The concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles. 

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

  • Time
    29 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 29 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Madrigalia: A Cup of Good Cheer
Event summary
Madrigalia; Cary Ratcliff, artistic director. Our annual celebration of the holiday season with the choral chamber ensemble Madrigalia.
Event details

The 20 voices of Madrigalia, directed by Cary Ratcliff, return for the holiday season, bringing a song celebrating Kwanzaa, a jazz setting for Hanukkah, and a Puerto Rican Christmas carol sung as a tango. The music will reflect on the unique winter sun, the quietness of snow, and will close with sparkling carols from Sweden and Catalonia, and an audience sing-along.

Hochstein’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series is hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM. The concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles. 

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

  • Time
    06 Dec, 2017 PM 12:10 — 06 Dec, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Expressive Arts Holiday Showcase
Event summary
Students in Hochstein's Expressive Arts Department program of music, art, and dance therapy will perform in this free holiday showcase. Please note: There are two separate performances of this concert, one at 5 pm and a second at 6 pm.
  • Time
    07 Dec, 2017 PM 5:00 — 07 Dec, 2017 PM 7:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Holiday Ensembles Prism Concert
Event summary
Hochstein ensembles – including a piano eight-hands group (with four pianos!), flute choir, string trio and quartets, piano trio, Suzuki group class, and guitar and ukulele ensembles – perform a holiday concert in the Prism format.
Event details

Performers set up in different parts of the Performance Hall and the performance runs continuously for about an hour with applause held until the very end.

The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    08 Dec, 2017 PM 7:00 — 08 Dec, 2017 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Holiday Concert of Young Voices
Event summary
Young singers in Hochstein’s choral program—Hochstein Singers and Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese, and the Hochstein Little Singers, directed by Grace Adams—will be featured in this free afternoon concert, with special guest Mitzie Collins on hammered dulcimer.
Event details

The program includes music appropriate to the time of year, including arrangements of seasonal folk songs from Germany, Russia, Africa, and England; Tom Paxton’s “The Marvelous Toy;” selections by Bach and Handel; a Christmas arrangement of Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood;” and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, accompanied by African djembe drum.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows the concert.

  • Time
    09 Dec, 2017 PM 3:00 — 09 Dec, 2017 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Holiday Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a program of seasonal music.
Event details

The program includes a Christmas concerto by the Italian composer Torelli; gorgeous melodies by the Norwegian composer Grieg; “What a Wonderful World,” as made famous by Louis Armstrong; a traditional English carol; and a little Grinch, as well.

This concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    15 Dec, 2017 PM 5:45 — 15 Dec, 2017 PM 6:30
Hochstein Chapel
Event summary
Under the direction of Gregory Kane, the Finger Lakes Concert Band brings together instrumentalists from around the Finger Lakes region to perform a wide variety of exciting music for the holidays.
Event details

General admission tickets $5, free for students 18 or under.

  • Time
    17 Dec, 2017 PM 3:00 — 17 Dec, 2017 PM 4:30
Canandaigua Academy
Event summary
HMM Productions, Inc. presents "Remembering Marvin: Experience the Music of Marvin Gaye." Relive his iconic and timeless hits with lead vocalist Ric Robinson. "What's Going On," "Heard It Through the Grapevine," and many more R&B classics make for a memorable evening of entertainment and extraordinary talent not to be missed. Tickets are $35, available at Wegmans or $40 at the door.
  • Time
    05 Jan, 2018 PM 8:00 — 05 Jan, 2018 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Navigating Schubert’s Chamber Music
Event summary
Music of Schubert featuring Eri Noda, violin; Molly McDonald, violin; Aika Ito, viola; Daniel Ketter, cello; and Cora Swenson Lee, cello.
Event details

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is generously supported by Hochstein donors. It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

  • Time
    26 Jan, 2018 PM 7:00 — 26 Jan, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – By the Numbers
Event summary
Works for one to six players concluding with Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds. Featuring Fem Vindar: Julie Smith, flute; Terry Smith, oboe; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Kirsta Rodean, bassoon; Colleen Wolf, horn; with Doleen Hood, piano.
Event details

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is generously supported by Hochstein donors. It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

  • Time
    09 Feb, 2018 PM 7:00 — 09 Feb, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Romancing the Baritone
Event summary
Music of McMichael, Merrill, Rutkowski, and Previn, featuring Nancy Boone-Bahr, baritone saxophone; with Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Chisato Eda Marling, soprano saxophone; Chris Doser, tenor saxophone; Barbara Brown, alto saxophone; and Yi-Wen Chang, piano.
Event details

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is generously supported by Hochstein donors. It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 

  • Time
    16 Mar, 2018 PM 7:00 — 16 Mar, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Rhythm, Rag, and Reminiscence
Event summary
100 years of American music for piano and strings, featuring Pia Liptak, violin; Leah Kettelkamp, viola; Jennifer Carpenter, cello; and Yi-Wen Chang, piano.
Event details

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is generously supported by Hochstein donors. It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    04 May, 2018 PM 7:00 — 04 May, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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