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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SCMR: Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Event summary
Society for Chamber Music in Rochester performs Brahms' Clarinet Quintet and works by Wolf and Gal.
Event details

Brahms Clarinet Quintet (1891)
Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade (1887)
Hans Gal Clarinet Quintet (1977)

Michael Wayne, clarinet
Juliana Athayde, violin
Willa Finck, violin
Olivia Chew, viola
Lars Kirvan, cello

Pre-Concert Talk with the Artistic Directors and musicians begins 30 minutes before scheduled concert time.

For tickets and more information, see https://www.chambermusicrochester.org/ticketsSingle tickets available online or at the door; students admitted free with current school ID.

  • Time
    29 Sep, 2019 PM 4:00 — 29 Sep, 2019 PM 6:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
NYSB: Three Tales of the Big Bad Wolf
Event summary
New York State Ballet brings to life well-known stories that will come alive with music and dance and will charm both adults and children.
Event details

Three Tales of the Big Bad Wolf features the three most beloved stories that star the Big Bad Wolf: The Three Little PigsLittle Red Riding Hood, and Peter and the Wolf.

Tickets are $15-$30. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.newyorkstateballet.org/

  • Time
    04 Oct, 2019 PM 7:00 — 04 Oct, 2019 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
The Black Rock Beatles - Live in Concert!
Event summary
A musical celebration of the music that changed the world! Experience the music of The Beatles the way it was played by the lads who played it.
Event details

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members Geno McManus, Frank Grizanti, Joe Rozler and Rob Lynch present The Beatles’ sound in a live setting. No costumes, no wigs, no gimmicks!

Tickets: $30 at Wegmans, $35 at Door.

For more information, visit the Black Rock Beatles' Facebook page.

  • Time
    05 Oct, 2019 PM 7:00 — 05 Oct, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
NYSB: Three Tales of the Big Bad Wolf
Event summary
New York State Ballet brings to life well-known stories that will come alive with music and dance and will charm both adults and children.
Event details

Three Tales of the Big Bad Wolf features the three most beloved stories that star the Big Bad Wolf: The Three Little PigsLittle Red Riding Hood, and Peter and the Wolf.

Tickets are $15-$30. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.newyorkstateballet.org/

  • Time
    06 Oct, 2019 PM 3:00 — 06 Oct, 2019 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO: Beethoven & Haydn
Event summary
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ward Stare, performs music by Weber, Haydn, and Beethoven.
Event details

WEBER Euryanthe Overture, op. 81
HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G major,
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36

Tickets are $30-$44. For tickets and more information, visit https://rpo.org/event/beethoven-haydn/.

  • Time
    13 Oct, 2019 PM 2:00 — 13 Oct, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Event summary
Featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Ward Stare conducting music of Weber and Beethoven.
Event details

RPO Music Director Ward Stare conducts the orchestra in Weber’s Euryanthe Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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 Oct, 2019 PM 12:10 — 16 Oct, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Junior Wind Symphony Fall Concert
Event summary
The Hochstein Junior Wind Symphony, directed by John Rolland, presents its fall concert of wind band music.
Event details

Hochstein’s Junior Wind Symphony features wind, percussion, and brass players in grades 7 and 8. The ensemble meets for six weeks in September and October to prepare music for this fall concert, which is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    19 Oct, 2019 PM 7:30 — 19 Oct, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Superb String Soloists from Eastman
Event summary
Featuring Performer’s Certificate students from the Strings, Harp, and Guitar Department of the Eastman School of Music.
Event details

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    23 Oct, 2019 PM 12:10 — 23 Oct, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO: Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash
Event summary
An orKIDStra concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor.
Event details

When mad scientist Dr. FREAKuency is busy in his laboratory trying to trick his Halloween visitors, he discovers his own creation has some surprise treats up its sleeve! You’re invited to come in costume and join the monster party! Featuring spooktaculary musical treats like Bach’s Toccata in D minor, “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird, and In the Hall of the Mountain King.

For tickets and more information, visit https://rpo.org/event/monsterbash/.

  • Time
    27 Oct, 2019 PM 2:00 — 27 Oct, 2019 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Finger Lakes Concert Band Fall Concert
Event summary
The Finger Lakes Concert Band performs its fall concert.
Event details

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.

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

  • Time
    27 Oct, 2019 PM 3:00 — 27 Oct, 2019 PM 4:30
Canandaigua Middle School
Hochstein Philharmonia & Sinfonia Joint Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia and Sinfonia orchestral ensembles give a joint concert.
Event details

Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia (grades 6-11) and Sinfonia (grades 4-9) orchestral ensembles – led by Director John Fetter with Assistant Director Matt Osika – give a joint fall concert, which is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    27 Oct, 2019 PM 7:00 — 27 Oct, 2019 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Syrinx: XXII
Event summary
Featuring António Carrilho, recorders; Katharine Rawdon, flutes; Raj Bhimani, piano.
Event details

Syrinx: XXII performs on piano and a vast array of flutes and recorders, taking a new approach to music-making and programming looking forward to the 22nd Century. This concert includes Mozart’s Trio in E-flat Major, written for him to play with two of his closest friends, as well as works by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Sören Sieg.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    30 Oct, 2019 PM 12:10 — 30 Oct, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Rochester Oratorio Society presents "Magnificat"
Event summary
The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, directed by Eric Townell, perform a variety-filled program of music based on the ancient Magnificat text, with selections by Puccini, Bruckner, and John Rutter.
Event details

The Antara Winds perform a solo selection and the ROS Orchestra offers Corelli’s brilliant Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1.

For tickets and more information, visit https://rossings.org/allevents/ros-presents-magnificat/.

  • Time
    01 Nov, 2019 PM 7:30 — 01 Nov, 2019 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Early Music Celebration
Event summary
Music by Strozzi and Purcell, in conjunction with Rochester Early Music Festival. Featuring Warner Iveris, theorbo and baroque guitar; Tyler Cassidy-Heacock, soprano; Joseph Finetti, baritone.
Event details

Lost is My Quiet: Love Songs for Voices, Guitar, and Theorbo presents songs of Barbara Strozzi and Henry Purcell as well as music for solo guitar, exemplifying the fiery and passionate love songs of the Baroque period. Though the music was written in the 17th century, these works express emotions that resonate powerfully with our contemporary experiences. Ranging from the tortured longing illustrated by the groundbreaking female composer Barbara Strozzi in L'Eraclito Amoroso to the celebration of partnership in Henry Purcell's duet "You Say 'Tis Love," we explore the drama and beauty of Baroque love songs and instrumental music.

The Rochester Early Music Festival presents two weeks of music from the 13-17th centuries every year in celebration of the richness and depth of our region's early music community. This special repertoire includes instrumental, solo vocal, and choral music for modern and historical instruments. Most performances take place in the historic Calvary St. Andrews Church, a beautiful venue nestled in the heart of the eclectic South Wedge neighborhood, and festival offerings are largely offered free of charge or at a nominal price. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/RocEarlyMusicFestival.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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 Nov, 2019 PM 12:10 — 06 Nov, 2019 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 concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    07 Nov, 2019 PM 6:30 — 07 Nov, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Cordancia Chamber Orchestra: Something Olde
Event summary
Celebrating 10 years, Cordancia revisits some of its favorite repertoire.
Event details

A decade ago, Milhaud's La Création du Monde brought a group of musicians together for a performance in 2009. This event became the creation of Cordancia. 

For this year's celebrations, Cordancia will perform La Création with dancers from BIODANCE and Rachel Lauber on the podium.

The program also features composer anniversaries and includes "Dreams" by George Antheil, "The Sleepers" by David Liptak with soprano soloist Tyler Cassidy-Heacock, and "Champagne Galop" by H. C. Lumbye. 

​Reception to follow Saturday evening performance. Everyone is welcome.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.cordancia.org/events.

  • Time
    09 Nov, 2019 PM 7:00 — 09 Nov, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Concertino Strings Fall Concert
Event summary
Members of Hochstein’s Concertino Strings perform their fall concert.
Event details

Hochstein’s Concertino Strings – featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass students in grades 1-5 – is directed by Marcos Kreutzer.

The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    10 Nov, 2019 PM 1:00 — 10 Nov, 2019 PM 1:30
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 Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (aka “Fingal’s Cave”), Gwyneth Walker’s Open the Door, Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy.

Tickets are $5 general admission at the door.

  • Time
    10 Nov, 2019 PM 3:00 — 10 Nov, 2019 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Amenda Quartet
Event summary
Featuring the Amenda Quartet performing selections by Schubert and Beethoven.
Event details

Two towering masterworks, Schubert's String Quartet No. 13, "Rosamunde," and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131, were written just a couple of years apart - and each was written near the end of its composer's life. Schubert's quartet, written in 1824, is typically overflowing with tunes from history's greatest melodist. Beethoven's last string quartet was composed in 1826 and is immense in every sense of the word. This work challenges the skill, heart, and endurance of the players and is arguably Beethoven's most profound statement. On his deathbed, Schubert asked to hear Beethoven's opus 131.

The Amenda Quartet is: David Brickman & Patricia Sun-Woo, violin; Melissa Matson, viola; Mimi Hwang, cello.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    13 Nov, 2019 PM 12:10 — 13 Nov, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO: Baroque, Bach, and Brazil
Event summary
A concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Event details

For tickets and more information, visit https://rpo.org/event/baroque-bach-and-brazil/.

  • Time
    17 Nov, 2019 PM 2:00 — 17 Nov, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Leach Peters Duo
Event summary
Featuring percussionists Cameron Leach and Kyle Peters performing music of Prokofiev, Michael Burritt, and Ivan Trevino, among others.
Event details

The Leach | Peters Duo is a collaboration between percussionists Cameron Leach and Kyle Peters, a pair known for their virtuosic performances and vibrant onstage communication. The duo tackles some of the most challenging repertoire in the canon, presenting exciting, entertaining, and effortless recitals for audiences of all ages.

The program includes Shapeshifter by Dave Maric; Sweet Dreams and Time Machines by Michael Burritt; Crossroads by Ivan Trevino; Prokofiev's Toccata in D Minor, Op. 11; and Gyro by Tomer Yariv.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    20 Nov, 2019 PM 12:10 — 20 Nov, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Fall Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a concert of classical music.
Event details

The concert is free and open to the public.

 

 

  • Time
    22 Nov, 2019 PM 5:45 — 22 Nov, 2019 PM 6:30
Hochstein Chapel
SCMR: Bartok's Musical Transformation
Event summary
Society for Chamber Music in Rochester performs a concert featuring the music of Bela Bartok.
Event details

Sulkhan Tsintsadze Five Pieces on Folk Themes (1950)
Bartok Rhapsody No.1 Violin and Piano (1928)
Bartok Piano Quartet in C minor (1898)

Tigran Vardanyan, violin
Steven Doane, cello
Phillip Ying, viola
Miri Yampolsky, piano

Pre-Concert Talk with the Artistic Directors and musicians begins 30 minutes before scheduled concert time.

Tickets are $35 (students admitted free with current school ID).

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.chambermusicrochester.org/concerts/2019/11/24/bartoks-musical-transformation.

  • Time
    24 Nov, 2019 PM 4:00 — 24 Nov, 2019 PM 6:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
30Nov
26Nov
Thanksgiving Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on November 26-30, 2019. The school is open on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
  • Time
    26 Nov, 2019 — 30 Nov, 2019
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Live from Hochstein: No Concert - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Time
    27 Nov, 2019 — 27 Nov, 2019
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Live from Hochstein: Eastman Horn Choir
Event summary
Heralding the holidays with brass music from the Eastman Horn Choir.
Event details

Heralding the holidays with brass music from the Eastman Horn Choir – W. Peter Kurau, director – featuring musicians from the Eastman School of Music. 

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    04 Dec, 2019 PM 12:10 — 04 Dec, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Madrigalia
Event summary
Featuring Madrigalia; Cary Ratcliff, artistic director.
Event details

Our annual celebration of the holiday season with the choral chamber ensemble Madrigalia.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM.

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
    11 Dec, 2019 PM 12:10 — 11 Dec, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Holiday Ensemble Prism Concert
Event summary
Hochstein ensembles perform a holiday concert in the Prism format.
Event details

Performers set up in different parts of the Performance Hall and the performance runs continuously for about an hour.

The concert is free and open to the public.

 

  • Time
    13 Dec, 2019 PM 7:00 — 13 Dec, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Holiday Concert of Young Voices
Event summary
Young singers in Hochstein’s choral program perform a free holiday concert.
Event details

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
    14 Dec, 2019 PM 3:00 — 14 Dec, 2019 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Finger Lakes Concert Band Holiday Concert
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.
Event details

The ensemble includes adult instrumentalists and advanced high school students.

Tickets are $5 general admission, free for students 18 or under

  • Time
    15 Dec, 2019 PM 3:00 — 15 Dec, 2019 PM 4:30
Canandaigua Middle School
Pegasus Early Music: A Baroque Noel
Event summary
Pegasus Early Music presents a holiday concert featuring music by Charpentier and Vivaldi.
Event details

Charpentier’s beloved Messe de Minuit pour Noel, French popular noels, music by Vivaldi, and more! Paul O’Dette, director, with eight singers and baroque orchestra.

Paul O'Dette, Director & theorbo

Laura Heimes, Shari Alise Wilson, soprano

Debi Wong, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Fuchs, Jonas Budris, tenor

Andrew Padgett, Steven Hrycelak, bass

Pre-concert talk at 3:15.

Tickets are $28-$78 with discounts for seniors and students.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.pegasusearlymusic.org/concert/a-baroque-noel/.

 

  • Time
    15 Dec, 2019 PM 4:00 — 15 Dec, 2019 PM 6:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
03Jan
21Dec
Holiday Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Saturday, December 21, 2019-Friday, January 3, 2020. The school is open on Saturday, December 21 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
  • Time
    21 Dec, 2019 — 03 Jan, 2020
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Hochstein Alumni Orchestra Tenth Annual Winter Concert
Event summary
Former Hochstein students return to Rochester to present a free concert.
Event details

The 40-member Hochstein Alumni Orchestra is directed by Evan Meccarello.

The concert is open to the public, with donations accepted to benefit Hochstein.

  • Time
    04 Jan, 2020 PM 8:00 — 04 Jan, 2020 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Martin Luther King Day
Event summary
There are no lessons or classes on Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • Time
    20 Jan, 2020 — 20 Jan, 2020
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22Feb
17Feb
Winter Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, February 17-Saturday, February 22, 2020. The school is open on Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
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    17 Feb, 2020 — 22 Feb, 2020
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11Apr
06Apr
Spring Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, April 6-Saturday, April 11, 2020. The school is open on Tuesday, April 7 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
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    06 Apr, 2020 — 11 Apr, 2020
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25May
25May
Memorial Day
Event summary
There are no lessons or classes on Monday, May 25, 2020.
  • Time
    25 May, 2020 — 25 May, 2020
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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. We 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.

 

 

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.


 
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