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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Spotlight on Faculty – Roch cha cha! (Dance-themed Classical Music)
Event summary
Featuring Carl Galland, clarinet, and E-Na Song, piano, performing music by Lane, Larsen, Albright, and Bernstein.
Event details

This dance-themed program will bring some pep into your step! This concert features music for clarinet and piano, both solo and together.

The program includes the toe-tapping and energetic Three Spanish Dances by Philip Lane, Libby Larsen’s novel and interesting Dancing Solo for clarinet, and The Dream Rags, a quirky selection for piano by William Albright.

Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano is full of jazzy, rocking rhythms, with sections that foreshadow his work in West Side Story.

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

Please note that masks will be required at Hochstein for all persons age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Distancing is encouraged. Click here to read Hochstein's COVID safety protocols.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

  • Time
    28 Jan, 2022 PM 7:00 — 28 Jan, 2022 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Youth Wind Symphony Concert
Event summary
The Hochstein Youth Wind Symphony, directed by John Rolland, presents a winter concert of wind band music.
Event details

Hochstein’s Youth Wind Symphony features wind, percussion, and brass players in grades 9–12. The ensemble meets for six weeks in January and February to prepare music for this concert. 

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    12 Feb, 2022 PM 7:30 — 12 Feb, 2022 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
HYSO & Philharmonia in Concert
Event summary
Musicians from the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, and Philharmonia, directed by John Fetter and Matt Osika, perform a joint concert.
Event details

Tickets at the door: $5 general admission.

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information

 

The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    13 Feb, 2022 PM 2:00 — 13 Feb, 2022 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Coming Home: A Journey
Event summary
This multi-disciplinary program uses music, visual art, dance, and spoken word to explore the theme of navigating through the world with a mental illness.
Event details

Featuring Rachel Mills, cello; Jennifer Phillips, soprano; Nick Lord, guitar and vocals; Doleen Hood, piano; Wynton Rice, dancer; and Victoria Kenyon and Renee Blodgett, visual artists.

In an effort to open avenues of connection, the pieces in this program were chosen to shine light on emotions and experiences encountered in the midst of life as a whole, but more specifically, life with a mental illness.

The program features music by Bach, Beethoven, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hanson), Greg Holden and Drew Pearson, and The Piano Guys.

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

Please note that masks will be required at Hochstein for all persons age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Distancing is encouraged. Click here to read Hochstein's COVID safety protocols.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    04 Mar, 2022 PM 7:00 — 04 Mar, 2022 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Singers – Three Minutes of Fame
Event summary
Members of the Hochstein Youth Singers showcase their individual talents for family and friends.  
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    05 Mar, 2022 AM 10:30 — 05 Mar, 2022 AM 11:30
Hilda D. Taylor Recital Hall
Sinfonia & Concertino Strings in Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Sinfonia (grades 4-9, John Fetter, director), and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5, Marcos Kreutzer, director) orchestral ensembles give a free joint afternoon concert.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    06 Mar, 2022 PM 2:00 — 06 Mar, 2022 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Winter Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a free concert of string music.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    11 Mar, 2022 PM 5:45 — 11 Mar, 2022 PM 6:45
Hochstein Performance Hall
Voices of Spring Recital
Event summary
This free concert features young singers in Hochstein’s choral program – including Hochstein Singers and Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    17 Mar, 2022 PM 6:30 — 17 Mar, 2022 PM 7:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Return to Chick Corea
Event summary
Jazz and dance join forces to explore the musical legacy of the Grammy Award-winning keyboard virtuoso and composer Chick Corea.
Event details

Featuring Cheryl Johnson, tap dancing/vocals; Richard DeLaney, piano; Dave Arenius, bass; and Dave Cohen, drum set.

The program features music from Corea’s Return to Forever album – including “Crystal Silence” and “Sometime Ago/La Fiesta” – along with “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” “Sea Journey,” and “Windows.” Richard Delaney has reimagined “Armando’s Rhumba” in his arrangement “Armando’s Bomba.”

With the help of these three talented jazz musicians, Cheryl Johnson can realize her dream of playing with the rhythmic melodies and percussive landscapes for which Chick Corea is famous.

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

Please note that masks will be required at Hochstein for all persons age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Distancing is encouraged. Click here to read Hochstein's COVID safety protocols.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    01 Apr, 2022 PM 7:00 — 01 Apr, 2022 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Concertino Strings Spring Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia (grades 6-11, directed by John Fetter and Matt Osika), Sinfonia (grades 4-9, directed by John Fetter), and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5, directed by Marcos Kreutzer), give a free joint concert.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    01 May, 2022 PM 2:00 — 01 May, 2022 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Event summary
The Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, performs their spring concert.
Event details

Tickets at the door: $5 general admission.

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    08 May, 2022 PM 3:00 — 08 May, 2022 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Celebration of the Piano
Event summary
One of Spotlight on Faculty’s most popular concerts returns! Celebrate the piano with works for one to four pianos and one to 16 hands, and a whole lot of fun with members of Hochstein’s piano faculty.
Event details

Featuring Yoshiko Arahata, Paula Rodney Bobb, Yi-Wen Chang, Richard Delaney, Julia Goodwin, Doleen Hood, Willie LaFavor, Gary Palmer, E-Na Song, Joseph Werner, and Olexsandra Yurchenko.

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

Please note that masks will be required at Hochstein for all persons age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Distancing is encouraged. Click here to read Hochstein's COVID safety protocols.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    12 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 12 May, 2022 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Celtic-Classical Connection
Event summary
This concert explores the connection between classical music and Celtic music with works by the Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani; the Irish harpist, singer, and composer Turlough O’Carolan; and influential Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini.
Event details

Featuring Shannon Nance, violin; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; and Tim Shannon, guitar.

Giuiliani’s Serenade and Paganini’s Terzetto – both written for a trio of violin, cello, and guitar – bookend the program and represent the purely classical repertoire.

“My Lodging is on the Cold Ground” (more widely known as “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms”) is a solo guitar piece that represents a true marriage of Celtic and classical styles. The main theme is a traditional Irish melody with variations by Giuliani.

Though O’Carolan mostly wrote jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance music, he wrote his concerto in the style of Corelli, an Italian Baroque composer whose music was popular in Ireland at the time. O’Carolan’s “Farewell to Music” was written in a more traditional Irish style.

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

Please note that masks will be required at Hochstein for all persons age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Distancing is encouraged. Click here to read Hochstein's COVID safety protocols.

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    20 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 20 May, 2022 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Presberg Ensembles Concert
Event summary
This special event highlights the excellence of Hochstein’s students and faculty and includes ensembles from various Hochstein programs.
Event details

It is planned as a “prism” concert, a continuous musical event featuring performers set up in different parts of the Performance Hall, performing without applause or gaps between the performances. This is designed to feature many different groups of performers for a fast-paced, creative concert experience.

The concert is named in memory of Dr. Max Presberg, a Hochstein student in his youth, a former board member, and a long-time supporter and friend of Hochstein. The concert is free.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    21 May, 2022 PM 2:00 — 21 May, 2022 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
2022 Honors Convocation
Event summary
Hochstein showcases the Merit Scholarship winners in grades 5-12 in this special student performance concert. Candidates for completion of the Honors Certificate Program will also be recognized.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    03 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 03 Jun, 2022 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spring Concert of Young Voices
Event summary
Young singers in Hochstein’s choral program – Hochstein Singers and Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese, and the Hochstein Little Singers, directed by Shana Kohler – will be featured in this free afternoon concert.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    04 Jun, 2022 PM 3:00 — 04 Jun, 2022 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
11Jun
11Jun
Spring Dance Showcase
Event summary
Students take the stage in this free afternoon performance celebrating Hochstein’s unique and diverse dance department.
Event details

At Hochstein, the emphasis is on the educational experience and the joy of dance, led by teachers who are experts in their particular style of dance.

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    11 Jun, 2022 PM 2:30 — 11 Jun, 2022 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Spring Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a free concert of string music.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    17 Jun, 2022 PM 5:45 — 17 Jun, 2022 PM 6:45
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Expressive Arts Showcases - June 18
Event summary
Students from Hochstein’s Expressive Arts department showcase their hard work and artistry in this free holiday program. Two performances at 2:00 and 3:30 pm.
Event details

Please note: Students and audience members will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the concert. Click here to view Hochstein’s COVID Safety Information: https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-COVID-Safety-Information.

For more information please call (585) 454-4596, x 235.

 

The HAROLD & JOAN FEINBLOOM FAMILY EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM: Wellness Through Creativity receives generous support from the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation and others.

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

  • Time
    18 Jun, 2022 PM 2:00 — 18 Jun, 2022 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
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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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