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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
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
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus: My Favorite Things
Event summary
Ring in the New Year with everyone’s favorite part of the season -- music! Ranging from holiday classics to pop tunes and everything in between. The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus will be joined by the Flower City Pride Band and Rochester local Thomas Warfield.
Event details

For more information and tickets, visit the RGMC website.

  • Time
    16 Dec, 2017 PM 7:30 — 16 Dec, 2017 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Finger Lakes Concert Band: Holiday Classics – Old & New
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. This special community performance will feature traditional and contemporary holiday classics, including music by Leroy Anderson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Alfred Reed. There will surely be a little something for everyone!
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
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus: My Favorite Things
Event summary
Ring in the New Year with everyone’s favorite part of the season -- music! Ranging from holiday classics to pop tunes and everything in between. The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus will be joined by the Flower City Pride Band and Rochester local Thomas Warfield.
Event details

For more information and tickets, visit the RGMC website.

  • Time
    17 Dec, 2017 PM 3:00 — 17 Dec, 2017 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
18Dec
18Dec
Tappy Holidays
Event summary
A short performance of tap dancing and song featuring Cheryl Johnson's students at Hochstein. All are invited.
  • Time
    18 Dec, 2017 PM 7:00 — 18 Dec, 2017 PM 7:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
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
21Jan
21Jan
Musical Mystery Tour!
Event summary
Hochstein is delighted to invite families to our annual winter open house! Enjoy an afternoon filled with fun at our Musical Mystery Tour.
Event details

MMT-20170115_04049_w...Highlights include:

  • an instrument petting zoo
  • interactive sessions of music FUNdamentals, Afro-Caribbean dance, and creative movement;
  • crafts and Music and Art Therapy activities
  • performances by the Hochstein Dance Ensemble and the Hochstein Jazz Ensemble
  • and a huge drum circle!

The Musical Mystery Tour sends children on a scavenger hunt for dance and music clues scattered throughout the historic Hochstein building, while the exceptional Hochstein faculty guide young gumshoes through the music, dance, and craft activities. Families can explore our offerings, learn more about the school, and even register for individual lessons and winter class sessions.

Tickets: Pricing for the Musical Mystery tour is $3 per child, $5 per adult, and a maximum of $10 per family. Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge.

  • Time
    21 Jan, 2018 PM 2:00 — 21 Jan, 2018 PM 4:00
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
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
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Event summary
Support Hochstein by making purchases at Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. Drop by from 1:00 to 5:00 pm as Hochstein musicians - chamber music ensembles, Suzuki groups, etc. - will be performing during this time.
Event details

A percentage of the net sale, on this day, will be contributed to Hochstein. Check back for a PDF of the voucher to use to make your purchase. Online sales count too. Some restrictions apply.

 

  • Time
    28 Jan, 2018 PM 1:00 — 28 Jan, 2018 PM 5:00
Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza
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
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
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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