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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
Expressive Arts Open House
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Join us for a free informational chat with our Expressive Arts Department Chair, Maria Battista Hancock, to find out more about our programs. Coffee and biscotti will be provided.
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Find out more about our individual lessons and class offerings, including:

Movers and Shakers
All About Music 
Art Education&Exploration 
creARTivity! 
Introduction to Filmmaking
Introduction to Photography

EXPRESSIVE ARTS Community Classes
These classes are designed for post-high-school individuals who desire to expand their skills in music, dance, theater, visual arts, photography, filmmaking, performance and wellness. Vocational components and community integration opportunities will also be available.

To reserve your place today, or to contact us to inquire about other times, please call us at (585)454-4956 x 28 or email carla.larsson@hochstein.org

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    27 Sep, 2017 PM 12:00 — 27 Sep, 2017 PM 1:00
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Live from Hochstein – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Ward Stare, conductor. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 in G Major, “Mozartiana,” Op. 61, and Brahms’ "Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn," Op. 56a.
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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.
 

Photo by Erich Camping

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    11 Oct, 2017 PM 12:10 — 11 Oct, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Telos Trio
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Equality Now! A Celebration of the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
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Sandra-Boysen-Sluber...Telos Trio: Rita George Simmons, flute; Debbie Grohman, clarinet; Willie LaFavor, piano; with special guest Sandra Boysen Sluberski, narrator/voice.

This concert musically traces the history of the women's movement from the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 and during years of persistent effort leading to 1917 and beyond. Local history significant to the Hochstein location will be highlighted.

7:00 pm; Hochstein Performance Hall; 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.

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    12 Oct, 2017 PM 7:00 — 12 Oct, 2017 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
 Team Hochstein for PhotoFinish 5K
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Run, walk and raise funds to support financial aid for 1,700 Hochstein students a year!
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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. Every day, our students develop their talents with the assistance of our experienced faculty. Last year, 1,700 children and adults received financial aid totalling over $200,000. A majority of children served by these need-based scholarships were from urban Rochester. By making a donation and/or participating in the 5K, you can support the school's mission.

This year's 5K Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Join us there or donate to support our team!

 

Support the Hochstein 5K Fundraising Team through Crowdrise: https://www.crowdrise.com/hochstein5k2017/fundraiser/davidhochsteinmemori

Register to walk or run in the Hochstein 5K 2017: https://www.eastman.org/photo-finish-5k-0

Join the Hochstein 5K 2017 Fundraising Team: https://www.crowdrise.com/hochstein5k2017/fundraiser/davidhochsteinmemori

Click here to say you're attending the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/983291755195853/

 

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    14 Oct, 2017 AM 8:00 — 14 Oct, 2017 AM 10:00
George Eastman Museum
Live from Hochstein – The Rita Collective
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The Rita Collective: Dean Keller, bass clarinet; Kristen Shiner McGuire, marimba; Kyle Vock, acoustic bass; Joe Parker, percussion. Program includes original compositions written for The Rita Collective by Dean Keller, Kristen Shiner McGuire, and David McGuire.
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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.
 

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    18 Oct, 2017 PM 12:10 — 18 Oct, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Junior Wind Symphony Concert
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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. Program details to come.
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    21 Oct, 2017 PM 7:30 — 21 Oct, 2017 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – French Music for Piano Four-Hands
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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.
 

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    25 Oct, 2017 PM 12:10 — 25 Oct, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Chamber Music for Two
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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.
 

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    01 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 01 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Musique Macabre
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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.
 

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    08 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 08 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Then and Now: We Compose
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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.
 

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    15 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 15 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Songs and Dances on the Bridge
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Music of Corelli, Foote, Vaughan Williams, and Holst for string chamber orchestra, performed by members of Hochstein’s Strings Department faculty.
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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.
 

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    17 Nov, 2017 PM 7:00 — 17 Nov, 2017 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – No concert today
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No concert today – Happy Thanksgiving!
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    22 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 22 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
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Live from Hochstein – Holiday Music for Horns
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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.
 

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    29 Nov, 2017 PM 12:10 — 29 Nov, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Madrigalia: A Cup of Good Cheer
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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.
 

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    06 Dec, 2017 PM 12:10 — 06 Dec, 2017 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Navigating Schubert’s Chamber Music
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Music of Schubert featuring Eri Noda, violin; Molly McDonald, violin; Aika Ito, viola; Daniel Ketter, cello; and Cora Swenson Lee, cello.
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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.
 

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    26 Jan, 2018 PM 7:00 — 26 Jan, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – By the Numbers
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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.
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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.
 

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    09 Feb, 2018 PM 7:00 — 09 Feb, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Romancing the Baritone
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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.
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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.
 

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    16 Mar, 2018 PM 7:00 — 16 Mar, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Rhythm, Rag, and Reminiscence
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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.

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