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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 – The Rita Collective
Event summary
The Rita Collective: Dean Keller, bass clarinet; Kristen Shiner McGuire, marimba; Kyle Vock, acoustic bass; Joe Parker, percussion. This chamber group plays original and world music with a jazz slant. Program includes original compositions written for The Rita Collective by Dean Keller, Kristen Shiner McGuire, and David McGuire.
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
    18 Oct, 2017 PM 12:10 — 18 Oct, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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 wind instruments. The ensemble includes adult instrumentalists and advanced high school students.
Event details

This is a combined concert with the Honeoye High School Concert Band, Grace Wood, director, and includes the overture to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville; Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet; J.S. Jig, an entertaining piece inspired by J.S. Bach and Irish jigs; and Vaughan Williams’ Folk Song Suite. The combined works with the Honeoye band include Fillmore’s march Americans We and the tone poem The Witch and the Saint by Steven Reineke.

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

 

  • Time
    19 Oct, 2017 PM 7:30 — 19 Oct, 2017 PM 9:00
Honeoye Central School District Auditorium
Junior Wind Symphony Fall Concert
Event summary
The Hochstein Junior Wind Symphony, directed by John Rolland, presents its fall concert of wind band music. The ensemble features wind, percussion, and brass players in grades 7 and 8, and meets for six weeks in September and October to prepare music for this fall concert.
Event details

The program includes Sun Peaks by Ralph Ford, Earthdance by Michael Sweeney, Hymn for Band by Hugh Stuart, Creed by William Himes, and King’s Row by Carl Strommen.

Free and open to the public.

  • Time
    21 Oct, 2017 PM 7:30 — 21 Oct, 2017 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – French Music for Piano Four-Hands
Event summary
Michael Landrum, piano; Joseph Werner, piano. Program includes French music for piano, four-hands; works by Ravel, Poulenc, and Satie.
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
    25 Oct, 2017 PM 12:10 — 25 Oct, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Event summary
Ward Stare conducts the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in music of Ewazen, R. Strauss, and Dvořák.
Event details

Doors open at 1:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.rpo.org.

  • Time
    29 Oct, 2017 PM 2:00 — 29 Oct, 2017 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Philharmonia & Sinfonia Joint Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia (grades 6-11, John Fetter, director, and Matt Osika, assistant director) and Sinfonia (grades 4-9, John Fetter, director) orchestral ensembles give a joint fall concert.
Event details

In the first half, Sinfonia performs an arrangement of the folk tune Simple Gifts and Silva’s The Evil Eye and the Hideous Heart, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-tale Heart. Then the Philharmonia takes the stage for the overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco; Monti’s Czardas, inspired by a Hungarian folk dance; and the overture to Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus.

Free and open to the public.

  • Time
    29 Oct, 2017 PM 7:00 — 29 Oct, 2017 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Chamber Music for Two
Event summary
Naomi Seidman, flute; Cristina Ballatori, flute; Jonathan Dexter, cello; Kevin Chance, piano. Program includes chamber music for flute and flute/cello duos, including the Rochester premiere of “Night Surrendering to Dawn" by Eastman alum Christian Ellenwood, and music by Doppler and Shocker.
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
    01 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 01 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Voices of Autumn Recital
Event summary
Voices of Autumn features Hochstein Youth Singers and Hochstein Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese, along with soloists from the Hochstein’s voice studios.
Event details

The program includes the South African hymn “Siyahamba;” the Eurovision Song Contest winner “The Voice,” by Irish songwriter Brendan Graham; Bach’s “Prepare Thyself Zion;” the humorous “Concert Etiquette Rap;” and the African-American gospel song “The Storm is Passing Over” by Charles Tindley.

The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    02 Nov, 2017 PM 6:30 — 02 Nov, 2017 PM 7:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Golden Link - Peter Yarrow
Event summary
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist – both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer – are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the trio’s most moving songs, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.”
Event details

As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammys. In concert, he weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuated with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love.

There will be a special Meet & Greet reception before the concert (light refreshments provided, separate ticket required).

For tickets and more information, visit the Golden Link website.

This concert is presented by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society.

 

  • Time
    04 Nov, 2017 PM 7:30 — 04 Nov, 2017 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Event summary
Even though we may look different, we are all connected. That’s the lesson world flutist Tereasa Payne will convey as she performs and shares exciting stories about the origins of 13 different flutes from around the globe. Join the RPO and conductor Matthew Kraemer on a musical adventure that will take you to China, Japan, Ireland, South America, Romania, and more!
Event details

General admission seating. Pre-concert crafts in the Chapel beginning at 1:00 pm.

For more information, visit the RPO website.

  • Time
    05 Nov, 2017 PM 2:00 — 05 Nov, 2017 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Musique Macabre
Event summary
Chanson Strings: Eri Noda, violin; Jonathan Hwang, violin; Josh Lohner, viola; Wan-Ling Chuang, double bass. Program includes works by Bach, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Piazzolla, and Saint-Saëns.
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
    08 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 08 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra - Fall Concert
Event summary
The Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra (HYSO), directed by Casey Springstead, performs its fall concert.
Event details

The program includes Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute; Wagner’s Prelude to Act I, Die Meistersingers; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 (mvmts. 3 and 4); Copland’s “Buckaroo Holiday” from Rodeo; and an orchestral arrangement of Peace I Leave With You, written by HYSO alumni Jonathan Madden in memory of Fairport High School student Hannah Metzler.

Tickets are $5 general admission at the door.

  • Time
    12 Nov, 2017 PM 3:00 — 12 Nov, 2017 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Then and Now: We Compose
Event summary
Yi-Wen Chang, piano. Program includes works by Liszt, Bartók, Leschetizky, Bolcom, and Chang.
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
    15 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 15 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Songs and Dances on the Bridge
Event summary
Music of Corelli, Foote, Vaughan Williams, and Holst for string chamber orchestra, performed by members of Hochstein’s Strings Department faculty.
Event details

Pictured (left to right): Kathy Kemp, Dan Ketter, Eri Noda, Olita Povero, Casey Springstead (conductor), Marcos Kreutzer, Leah Kettelkamp, Misako Sakurai, Pia Liptak, Jennifer Carpenter. Not pictured: Julianna Gray, Galina Konrad, Heather Misula, Molly McDonald, Wan-Ling Chuang, Grace Wong.

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
    17 Nov, 2017 PM 7:00 — 17 Nov, 2017 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Event summary
Michael Butterman conducts the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s "Verleih uns Frieden" and Symphony No. 5, “Reformation,” as well as Morten Lauridsen’s "Lux Aeterna" with Nazareth College Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.
Event details

Doors open at 1:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.rpo.org.

  • Time
    19 Nov, 2017 PM 2:00 — 19 Nov, 2017 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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

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
Ensembles from Hochstein's chamber music, jazz, and instrumental programs perform a holiday concert in the Prism format. 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.
  • 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. 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
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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