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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.


 
 

 

Music matters. Making music matters more.

The Hochstein School, founded in commemoration of genius and dedicated to providing access to opportunity, is a vibrant community of musicians, dancers, and supporters who choose to come together in this historic and inspiring place to develop in themselves, and in each other, the ability to speak and communicate through the making of music and dance. They do this with the conviction that music nurtures, enriches, and energizes every human life, and that the joy of making music, and all the expressive arts that it inspires, holds the key to creating a better world.

 

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic
Event summary
The Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic – an all-volunteer group of professional, semi-professional, and student musicians – perform their 26th annual concert in the Performance Hall.
Event details

Under the direction of Nancy Strelau, they perform Rossini’s “William Tell” Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Sarah Rhee, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Free-will donations to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center.

  • Time
    20 Apr, 2018 PM 7:30 — 20 Apr, 2018 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Event summary
Hochstein has served people of all ages, musical abilities, and means since our founding in 1920. This event showcases Hochstein's ongoing commitment to making need-based scholarships available to those in the Greater Rochester area.
Event details

Opening a Window…  

One warm spring afternoon sometime around 1906, Rochester arts patron Emily Sibley Watson heard a young David Hochstein practicing violin through an open window at her neighbor’s home. She became his benefactor, ensuring that he received the finest training available. This is the genesis of what would later become the Hochstein School of Music & Dance as we know it – providing people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with access to excellent music and dance education in a community that nurtures and encourages personal achievement.

Join us on April 21 as we raise funds for Hochstein’s need-based scholarship program and continue opening new “windows” for those who come to Hochstein today. 

Monroe Golf Club (155 Golf Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534)
Black tie optional.

More information at http://hochstein.org/Support/Gala
Please contact Cynthia Pacia with inquiries at 585-454-4403 x23 or cynthia.pacia@hochstein.org.

Click here to register for the event or to reserve a table.

  • Time
    21 Apr, 2018 PM 6:00 — 21 Apr, 2018 PM 9:30
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Marco Amadio Concert & CD Release
Event summary
Marco Amadio will perform in concert a variety of original songs from his upcoming CD as well as other fan favorites.
Event details

For tickets and more information, visit www.marcoamadio.com.

  • Time
    22 Apr, 2018 PM 6:00 — 22 Apr, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Publick Musick
Event summary
The period-instrument ensemble Publick Musick performs one of Mozart's greatest masterpieces for chamber ensemble, the String Quintet in C major, K. 515.
Event details

Publick Musick’s Artistic Directors Boel Gidholm, violin, and Christopher Haritatos, cello, will be joined for this concert by Cynthia Roberts, violin; Daniel Elyar, viola; and Alissa Smith, viola.

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 Apr, 2018 PM 12:10 — 25 Apr, 2018 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
28Apr
28Apr
Pavlo in Concert
Event summary
Hot off the heels of his PBS-TV concert smash hit, "Live in Kastoria," Pavlo will perform music from his extensive catalogue.
Event details

Pavlo is known for bringing every audience to their feet. Enjoy a night of incredible musicianship, laughter, storytelling, and, of course, the infamous Guitar Give-Away! As most fans are aware, Pavlo gives away the very guitar he performs with every night to a lucky audience member.

Over the span of his 20-year career, this internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

Tickets are $40 for general orchestra level or general balcony seating. For more information, visit www.pavlo.com.

  • Time
    28 Apr, 2018 PM 8:00 — 28 Apr, 2018 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
SCMR: Baroque and Blues
Event summary
The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester (SCMR) presents music by Vivaldi, Francoeur, Frescobaldi, and Bach.
Event details

Vivaldi/Respighi - Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano, RV 10
Francois Francoeur - Cello Sonata in E Major                                                   
Bach - Two-part inventions for Violin and Cello                               
Frescobaldi/Cassadó - Toccata for Cello and Piano                          
Bach/Jacques Loussier - The Bach Book (2005)

Juliana Athayde, violin
David Ying, cello
Elinor Freer, piano
Eric Metzgar, drums
Jeff Campbell, bass 

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.chambermusicrochester.org/concerts/2018/4/29/baroque-and-blues

  • Time
    29 Apr, 2018 PM 4:00 — 29 Apr, 2018 PM 5:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
David Hochstein Recital Competition 2018
Event summary
The 2018 David Hochstein Recital Competition winners – Jahshanti Henry, flute, and Jackie Hager, cello – perform a free concert in Hochstein Performance Hall, which will be recorded for later broadcast on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5.
Event details

Since 1991, the Hochstein School of Music & Dance has commemorated the life of David Hochstein with a yearly competition for local upper-level high school students and we are proud to honor his legacy by celebrating and encouraging these talented young musicians.

A reception follows the performance.

The David Hochstein Recital Competition is open to advanced students in grades 10-12 in the nine-county region surrounding Rochester. In order to compete, musicians are required to prepare challenging music in varied styles and perform before juries of noted professional artists.

  • Time
    01 May, 2018 PM 7:30 — 01 May, 2018 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Antara Winds
Event summary
Antara Winds perform music of Mahler, Ewazen, and Ligeti.
Event details

Antara Winds is Diane Smith, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet; Natalya Rose Vrbsky, bassoon; and Nikolette LaBonte, horn.

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
    02 May, 2018 PM 12:10 — 02 May, 2018 PM 12:50
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.

This event is supported by Wegmans Food Markets.

  • Time
    04 May, 2018 PM 7:00 — 04 May, 2018 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Dave Mancini - A Spring Musicale
Event summary
Featuring the music of Dave Mancini, performed by Rebecca Gilbert, flute; Wilfredo Deglans, violin; Tigran Vardanyan, violin; Nick Weiser, piano; Kieran Hanlon, bass; Dave Mancini, drum set and percussion; with guest vocalist Kristy Ingersol.
Event details

General admission: $15.00; Students: $10.00. Tickets available at the door and in advance at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue, and DSC and More Print & Copy, 401 Main Street E., Rochester. For more information, email Dave Mancini at davemanciniproductions@yahoo.com.

 

  • Time
    05 May, 2018 PM 7:30 — 05 May, 2018 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Syncopated Sounds from Germany
Event summary
Pianist Tony Caramia performs music of Perl, Schulhoff, Fisher, and Hindemith.
Event details

After World War I, American jazz began to migrate to Europe. Berlin and Paris were seized by its exoticism, which proved extremely popular with local audiences and composers alike. This program features jazz-influenced selections from Lothar Perl, Erwin Schulhoff, Ernest Fisher, and Paul Hindemith.

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
    09 May, 2018 PM 12:10 — 09 May, 2018 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – A Springtime Cello-bration
Event summary
Featuring the Eastman Cello Ensemble performing lively classical music celebrating springtime.
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
    16 May, 2018 PM 12:10 — 16 May, 2018 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
18May
18May
SCMR: Wunderhorn!
Event summary
The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester (SCMR) presents music of Allen Shawn, Reinecke, and Brahms with soloist W. Peter Kurau, horn.
Event details

Allen Shawn - Music for Pat (2002)                                     
Carl Reinecke - Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 188       
Brahms - Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40      

Erik Behr, oboe
W. Peter Kurau, horn
Juliana Athayde, violin
Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano
Hochstein Student Players

  • Time
    18 May, 2018 PM 7:30 — 18 May, 2018 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus - "Back to Broadway"
Event summary
Feel the infectious beats and neon lights of New York City as the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus takes you on a trip to Broadway for their 35th Anniversary!
Event details

Featuring crowd favorites from musicals such as HairsprayRent, and Newsies. The RGMC will also be joined by Rochester’s own Kasha Davis.

For tickets and more information, visit the RGMC website.

  • Time
    16 Jun, 2018 PM 7:30 — 16 Jun, 2018 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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