About HOC Loves ROC
HOC Loves ROC is a midwinter festival bringing the gift of music and dance to the Rochester community. Events take place every day, with over 90% of these events free of charge. Included in the 2016 HOC Loves ROC were performances, workshops, and open rehearsals at the historic Hochstein School and intimate concerts and presentations in coffee houses, cafés, nursing homes, and bookstores throughout Rochester and its surrounding neighborhoods.
“We wish to show how much we at Hochstein appreciate and love Rochester by bringing the gift of music and dance to area residents, inviting them to our classrooms and Performance Hall and also to venues in their hometowns,” said Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Quackenbush, president & executive director of Hochstein.
For two years, Hochstein has presented HOC Loves ROC as part of the school's ongoing mission to serve Rochester by providing dance and music instruction to anyone who is interested, as well as by presenting free and low-cost concerts by world-class artists throughout the year.
See below for a full list of the 2016 HOC Loves ROC schedule of events:
Time and fee
Friday, Jan 29
Hochstein Performance Hall
50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester
Spotlight on Faculty: InVerse Music by Walker, Roxburgh, Ratcliff, and Coleman paired with poetry by William Wordsworth, Rabindranath Tagore, Langston Hughes, and others. Featuring the Telos Trio: Rita George Simmons, flute; Debbie Grohman, clarinet; and Willie LaFavor, piano. Also featuring William Scott, poetry reader.See the Facebook Event!
$5 per person,
$10 per family
Saturday, Jan 30
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Little Singers & Youth Singers Open House
Ever wonder what our Hochstein choral singers do in rehearsals? Join Alice Pratt and the Little Singers (K-3rd grade) at 9:15 or Maryellen Giese and the Youth Singers (4th-12th grade) at 10:00 to hear a sneak preview of their next concert’s repertoire!
Open Mic & Open Stage w/dancers
All Hochstein students are welcome to share their musical progress at Hochstein’s Open Mic sessions. Sit in to hear what our students are working on. Dancers will be showcasing their own choreography and works-in-progress.
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Wind Symphony in Concert Directed by John Rolland, high school-aged wind, brass, and percussion students perform a program of "Pieces of Pieces," featuring single movements from a wide variety of multi-movement works. This colorful concert features movements by Reed, Holst, H. Owen Reed, Ticheli, Brahms, and Smith.See the Facebook Event!
Sunday, Jan 31
Barnes & Noble
3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford
Barnes & Noble Bookfair Suzuki Strings & Chamber Ensembles
Instrumentalists from Hochstein’s Chamber Music Connection program as well as Suzuki classes and other ensembles present an exciting variety of music! Come and enjoy a taste of the many kinds of ensemble music-making that go on at the Hochstein School while you browse books and more. Purchases on 1/31/16, in store or online, benefit Hochstein. Download the purchase voucher here
See the Facebook Event!
Monday, Feb 1
Brickstone at St. John’s
1325 Elmwood Ave., Rochester
Beethoven & Brownies
Three talented high school violin, cello, and piano trios perform three well-known Beethoven Piano Trios—with a sweet brownie snack reception to follow! The students in these ensembles meet weekly with their coach, pianist Doleen Hood. This concert is open to all members of the public including residents of Brickstone at St. John’s.
Tuesday, Feb 2
St. Ann’s Cherry Ridge Nursing Home
900 Cherry Ridge Blvd., Webster
“For the Love of Music”
The Webster Senior Singers, directed by Hochstein Expressive Arts faculty Shannon O’Leary, perform a short concert for residents of St. Ann’s Cherry Ridge. Residents are then invited to join in with the Senior Singers for a sing-along portion.
This concert is private to residents.
3400 Monroe Ave., Pittsford
Hochstein EXPRESS Community Classes
Open Mic & Art
Join us for a lunch break filled with music and art at Pizzeria FAVO! Students from Hochstein EXPRESS Community Classes (HECC) will be singing some of their favorite songs as the restaurant displays some of the original artwork they have created together.
Thursday, Feb 4
480 E. Main Street, Rochester
Hochstein faculty members Maria Battista-Hancock, Dave Chisholm, and Meg Williams share their original compositions in this evening of new music. Join them as they present music of varying styles, creating a mix of polished and spontaneous musical moments that emerge live before the audience.
SUNY Brockport Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage
180 Holley St, Brockport
TRIO… She Wrote
An all-female trio of Hochstein’s faculty (Pia Liptak, violin; Joan Kinsella, cello; Doleen Hood, piano) honors female composers by playing the music of Jennifer Higdon, Amy Beach, and Elifrida Andrée. Offering a survey of beautifully expressive music through three centuries, the concert reminds us that with so few female composers receiving recognition—even today—they are all trailblazers.
$16 general, $11 seniors, Brockport faculty/staff/alumni,$8.50 students
Saturday, Feb 6
Chamber Music Connection Master Class
The Hochstein Chamber Music Connection program presents a master class with Joseph Werner, principal pianist with the RPO and Piano Department Co-Chair, and Stefan Reuss, former RPO principal cellist. Selected students will be coached by these experts while the public is invited to watch and enjoy the music!
Hochstein Recital Hall
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Suzuki Graduation Recital
See the Suzuki Method in action as our young Suzuki students play a graduation recital. This recital marks their progress into a new level.
Pearce Memorial Church
4322 Buffalo Rd., North Chili
Service Music from the Hochstein Flute Quartet
Student flutists from the Chamber Music Connection program perform prelude and service music for the Pearce Memorial Church worship service.
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra & Hochstein Philharmonia in Concert Hochstein's two most advanced orchestras join together for a winter concert of gorgeous symphonic repertoire. The HYSO, directed by Casey Springstead, offers selections from Briccialdi, Broughton, Finzi, Copland,and Tchaikovsky. The Philharmonia, directed by Matt Osika, plays music from von Suppé, Brahms, Desplat, Doyle,Hooper, and Williams.See the Facebook Event!
$5 per person