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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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Live from Hochstein: Antara Winds/Wilmot Wind Quintet - CANCELLED
Event summary
Antara Winds and the Wilmot Wind Quintet perform on The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

Featuring Antara Winds and Wilmot Woodwind Quintet together performing Sacred Women, a double woodwind quintet by Jeff Scott. This work celebrates the Egyptian goddess Isis, Brazilian goddess Lemanjá, and the Ancient African goddess Mawu.

Musicians include: Diane Smith, flute; Annette Barrington, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; Terry Smith, oboe; Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Natalya Rose Vrbsky, bassoon; Keith Koster, bassoon; Jonathan Dozois, horn; Colleen Wolf, horn; and Jared Chase, conductor.

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 9:00 pm the day of the concert.

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.

  

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    15 Apr, 2020 PM 12:10 — 15 Apr, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Borinquen Dance Theatre presents: A Spirit of Unity & Hope - CANCELLED
Event summary
Borinquen Dance Theatre presents their annual performance at Hochstein. This event has been cancelled.
Event details

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets:
$20 for Adults
$10 Students & Seniors
Adults $25 at the door

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.borinquendancetheatre.org/annual-event.

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    18 Apr, 2020 PM 7:00 — 18 Apr, 2020 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein: Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners - CANCELLED
Event summary
Featuring Joshua Fugate, violin (student of Pia Liptak) and Isaac Pollock, guitar (student of Tim Shannon). Part of the Hochstein Centennial Celebration!
Event details

This concert features Hochstein students who are nominated by their teachers for their outstanding performance ability and selected via audition.

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 9:00 pm the day of the concert.

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
    22 Apr, 2020 PM 12:10 — 22 Apr, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein - Semplice Duo - CANCELLED
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free Live from Hochstein concert series features the Semplice Duo - Hochstein alumna Cristina Ballatori, flute, and Kevin Chance, piano - performing music by women composers. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

This concert - entitled Settling the Score: A Celebration of Female Composers - celebrates the music of female composers from the 18th through 21st Centuries in an eclectic program featuring works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Valerie Coleman, Princess Amalie of Prussia, and Amanda Harberg.

The Semplice Duo was formed in 2000 with the goal of introducing audiences to the less frequently performed chamber music for flute and piano.

Hochstein alumna Cristina Ballatori has performed across the United States, Europe, England, and Latin America as a recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She now teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association, pianist Kevin T. Chance has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and collaborator. 

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 9:00 pm the day of the concert.

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.

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    29 Apr, 2020 PM 12:10 — 29 Apr, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein - String Fantasies: Early 20th-Century Duos for Violin and Cello
Event summary
Violinist Soo Yeon Kim and cellist and Hochstein faculty member Cora Swenson Lee perform early 20th-century duos for violin and cello, including music by Glière, Ravel, and Kodály. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

The violin and cello may seem like a natural pair, but there is surprisingly little concert music written specifically for the two instruments as a duo. Reinhold Glière was one of the first composers to experiment with this beautiful combination, in his charming Eight Pieces in the late romantic style. Zoltán Kodály and Maurice Ravel each wrote a sonata for violin and cello, both of which are now staples of the repertoire. These two works are full of life, showing off not only the virtuosity of the performers but also a full spectrum of colors, timbres, and textures.

Cora Swenson Lee has performed in venues across the United States and internationally. Her early music ensemble, Trio Speranza, concertizes each season, and in 2014 won the Presentation Prize at Early Music America’s Baroque Performance Competition.

Korean-born violinist Soo Yeon Kim is a dynamic performer and educator. She has appeared in the U.S. and internationally both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She is Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Houghton College.

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 9:00 pm the day of the concert.

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 May, 2020 PM 12:10 — 06 May, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Presberg Ensembles Concert - CANCELLED
Event summary
This concert highlights the excellence of Hochstein’s students and faculty and includes ensembles from Hochstein’s chamber music, voice, and instrumental programs. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

This continuous musical event features performers set up in different parts of the Performance Hall, performing without applause or gaps between the performances. Called a “prism” concert, it 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 and open to the public.

  • Time
    09 May, 2020 PM 2:00 — 09 May, 2020 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
09May
09May
Listen to Your Mother
Event summary
The critically acclaimed and powerful event Listen to Your Mother is back for its sixth Rochester season. Minimum age is 16.
Event details

With live readings by local writers and performers, this show celebrates motherhood and Mother's Day.

Proceeds benefit the Society for the Protection and Care of Children.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $18.50 in advance, $25 at the door. ***Minimum age is 16.***

For ticket and more information, visit https://www.rocthemic.org.

  • Time
    09 May, 2020 PM 7:30 — 09 May, 2020 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein - Gossamer Edge: Garden of Delights
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series features Gossamer Edge: Allyn Van Dusen, mezzo-soprano; Rita George Simmons, flute; and Paula Rodney Bobb, piano, performing music set to poetry by famed Indian Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

The program also includes works by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, and Cary Ratcliff, among others.

Rita George Simmons and Paula Bobb are both members of Hochstein’s faculty, in flute and piano, respectively. Mezzo-soprano Allyn Van Dusen is a versatile performer who has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, RPO, and Rochester Oratorio Society, among others.

The voice-flute-piano trio Gossamer Edge was formed in 2012 to explore the vibrant repertory for this trio combination, as well as solo literature and duos combining the instruments in different ways. These sonic possibilities make for intriguing and varied programs in which the performers point to meaningful interconnections, soul journeys, and playful perspectives on life, expressed through the sheer beauty of the music and poetic texts.

The concert takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami. 

Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 9:00 pm the day of the concert.

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 May, 2020 PM 12:10 — 13 May, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Celebration of the Piano
Event summary
Four pianos, 10 pianists, 20 hands, and a whole lot of fun with members of Hochstein’s piano faculty. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

Featuring Yoshiko Arahata, Paula Rodney Bobb, Yi-Wen Chang, Richard Delaney, Doleen Hood, Willie LaFavor, Gary Palmer, 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, lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.

Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

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

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.

  • Time
    14 May, 2020 PM 7:00 — 14 May, 2020 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
25May
25May
Memorial Day
Event summary
There are no lessons or classes on Monday, May 25, 2020.
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    25 May, 2020 — 25 May, 2020
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2020 Honors Convocation
Event summary
Hochstein showcases the Merit Scholarship winners in grades 5-12 in this special student performance concert. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

Also recognized are candidates for completion of the Honors Certificate Program.

The scholarship winners were selected during auditions that were held February–March 2020. The students will perform solos during the Honors Convocation.

  • Time
    29 May, 2020 PM 12:10 — 29 May, 2020 PM 12:50
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 Grace Adams—will be featured in this free afternoon concert. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
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    30 May, 2020 PM 3:00 — 30 May, 2020 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
06Jun
06Jun
Spring Dance Gala
Event summary
Students take the stage in this free afternoon performance celebrating Hochstein’s unique and diverse dance department. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
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. Hochstein’s dance program includes ballet, tap, modern, Latin, African dance and drumming, Flamenco, and hip hop.

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    06 Jun, 2020 PM 2:30 — 06 Jun, 2020 PM 4:00
The Hochstein School
Hochstein at High Falls: Fiesta with Mambo Kings
Event summary
Celebrate Hochstein’s Centennial with Mambo Kings and Borinquen Dance Theatre in this special Hochstein at High Falls concert.
Event details

See a demonstration of Latin dance by Borinquen dancers before the concert at 11:55 am, then dance with them while Mambo Kings play their signature style of Latin jazz.

Together since 1995, Mambo Kings are enjoying great success as Upstate New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. The band consists of Mambo Kings’ musical director and pianist Richard DeLaney, percussionist Freddy Colón, saxophonist John Viavattine, bassist Hector Diaz, and percussionist Tony Padilla. www.mambokingdom.com

Borinquen_MG_5936_60...Founded by Nydia Padilla-Rodríguez to teach children and teens Latin dance and to boost academic achievement for Latino students, Borinquen Dance Theatre has been holding dance classes at Hochstein since 1985. Borinquen Dance Theatre has been the recipient of many awards including the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester’s “Distinguished Cultural Organization of the Year.” www.borinquendancetheatre.org

The free concert by Mambo Kings begins at 12:10 pm at the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge. In the event of rain, the rain location will be announced via social media. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a lunch at an area restaurant. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes.

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are presented by High Falls Business Association, The Hochstein School, and WXXI.

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    09 Jul, 2020 AM 11:55 — 09 Jul, 2020 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Live from Hochstein – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series kicks off the season with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

Live from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Broadcast live from the Hochstein Performance Hall, the series presents performances by some of the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community.

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

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.

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    14 Oct, 2020 PM 12:10 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein’s Centennial Gala
Event summary
Come celebrate 100 years with us! Part of Hochstein’s Centennial Celebration.
Event details

 

Come dressed to celebrate this special occasion! 1920s attire encouraged; black-tie optional.

  • 5:30 pm - Wine & Specialty Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner and Program

Since its founding in 1920, Hochstein has had a mission focusing on providing excellent music and dance education for people of any age, ability, or socioeconomic status. This event showcases Hochstein’s ongoing commitment to making need-based scholarships available to those in the Greater Rochester Area and includes student performances and impact stories.

Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/rR3LD9FFKMo8Yo167

Ticket Prices:

  • Individual Ticket - $200/person
  • Harmony Table (8) - $1,600 

Click here to purchase tickets.

  • Time
    31 Oct, 2020 PM 5:30 — 31 Oct, 2020 PM 9:30
Temple B'rith Kodesh
Centennial Celebration Concert
Event summary
This special concert to celebrate Hochstein’s 100th anniversary features the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, along with the Hochstein Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese, and the Callisto Trio.
Event details

Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!

The HYSO is a full orchestra for advanced strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion students in grades 7–12 from the greater Rochester region. The HYSO presents three concerts per year along with periodic international tours including a 2016 tour of Austria and Germany, a 2018 tour of Portugal and Spain, and the April 2020 tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Hochstein Youth Singers is an energetic chorus made up of motivated and dedicated young musicians. Youth Singers perform diverse treble choral repertoire in multiple languages and styles. 

In 2016, the Callisto Trio became the youngest ensemble ever to medal in the Senior Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Hochstein alumna Annie Jacobs-Perkins, on cello, is joined by Geneva Lewis, violin, and Katelyn Vahala, piano. They are currently based in Los Angeles.

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    15 Nov, 2020 PM 3:00 — 15 Nov, 2020 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Callisto Trio
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series features the Callisto Trio. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

In 2016, the Callisto Trio became the youngest ensemble ever to medal in the Senior Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Hochstein alumna Annie Jacobs-Perkins, on cello, is joined by Geneva Lewis, violin, and Katelyn Vahala, piano. They are currently based in Los Angeles.

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, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

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
    18 Nov, 2020 PM 12:10 — 18 Nov, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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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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