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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. 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.

 

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Spotlight on Faculty – All-in-One
Event summary
During the 19th century, piano transcriptions became an important way to bring large-scale works to the general public. In this concert, we will hear transcriptions of symphony, opera, concerto, and an orchestral work all performed on a single piano.
Event details

Selections include Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin," Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Romance from Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Ravel’s "La Valse" with transcriptions by Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel, among others.

Featuring: Yi-Wen Chang, piano        

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

A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

 

Sponsored in part by 

Sardone Robinson and Associates CPAs

 

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.

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    25 Jan, 2019 PM 7:00 — 25 Jan, 2019 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.
Event details

Drop by from 12:00 to 4:00 pm as Hochstein musicians will be performing during this time. A percentage of the net sales will be contributed to Hochstein. 

Click here for a PDF of the voucher to use to make your purchase. Please present your voucher prior to making your purchase. Online sales count too. Some restrictions apply.

The voucher can be used in the store and online on these dates: 1/27-2/1/19

  • Time
    27 Jan, 2019 PM 12:00 — 27 Jan, 2019 PM 4:00
Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza
RPO - Butterman Celebrates Mozart's Birthday
Event summary
This RPO Sunday matinee features Mozart's Sinfonie Concertante, Petite Symphonie Concertante, and Symphony No. 25.
Event details

Michael Butterman, conductor

Erik Behr, oboe The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair
Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald,  bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair
W. Peter Kurau, horn The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair
Grace Browning, harp The Eileen Malone Chair, A Tribute by Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt M. Sylvester
Joseph Werner, piano
Malcolm Matthews, harpsichord

MOZARSinfonie Concertante, K. 297b in E-flat Major
MARTIPetite symphonie concertante
MOZARSymphony 25, little G Minor

 

For tickets and more information, visit the RPO website.

  • Time
    27 Jan, 2019 PM 2:00 — 27 Jan, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
01Feb
01Feb
Winter Dance Gala
Event summary
Students take the stage in this free performance celebrating Hochstein’s unique and diverse dance department, which includes ballet, tap, modern, and Latin dance.
Event details

At Hochstein, the emphasis is on the educational experience and the joy of dance, led by teachers specifically trained to work with children.

  • Time
    01 Feb, 2019 PM 7:30 — 01 Feb, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
HYSO & Philharmonia in Concert
Event summary
Musicians from the 75-member Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, and Philharmonia, directed by John Fetter and Matt Osika, perform a joint concert.
Event details

In the first half, Philharmonia performs Grainger’s Shepherd’s Hey, Galop from Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, and The Complete Harry Potter, arranged by Jerry Brubaker.

Then, the HYSO takes the stage to perform John Adams’ joyfully exuberant Short Ride in a Fast Machine, highlights from John Williams’ memorable score to Jurassic Park, and Dvořák’s high-spirited Carnival Overture. Hochstein Concerto Competition winner Daniel Kinney is featured in the fourth movement, “Despedida” (“Farewell”), of Ney Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto.

In addition, two HYSO Conductor Apprentices will lead works at the concert: Nicole Page conducts “Marche des Contrebandiers” (“Smuggler’s March”) from Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2 and Nicholas Kinney leads Fauré’s elegant Pavane.

Pre-concert chamber music begins at 1:40 pm.

Tickets at the door: $5 general admission.

  • Time
    03 Feb, 2019 PM 2:00 — 03 Feb, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Rochester Oratorio Society - Tyzik + Rutter
Event summary
Rochester Oratorio Society performs Jeff Tyzik's "Psalm 150" and John Rutter's "Mass of the Children," with Hochstein Youth Singers and Antara Winds.
Event details

Jeff Tyzik’s energetic setting of Psalm 150, commissioned and premiered by the ROS two decades ago, returns as the joyful prelude to Rutter’s uplifting music for wind instruments, the Hochstein Youth Singers, and the full Oratorio Society chorus.

Rutter's "Mass of the Children" features the Hochstein Youth Singers; ROS soloists Paulette Gissendanner, soprano, and Eric W. Logan, bass; and Antara Winds (Diane Smith, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; Peggy Quackenbush, clarinet; Natalya Rose Vrbsky, bassoon; and Nikki LaBonte, horn), along with harp, percussion, upright bass, and keyboard.

For tickets and more information, visit the ROS website.

  • Time
    08 Feb, 2019 PM 7:30 — 08 Feb, 2019 PM 9:30
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.

The concert takes us for a ride down a Pennsylvania country road and travels to Korea and Africa, with a program that includes Ride by Samuel Hazo, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, Robert Leist’s Spectra, John Mackey’s Sheltering Sky, and Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual by Robert W. Smith.

This concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    09 Feb, 2019 PM 7:30 — 09 Feb, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Jive for Five: The American Brass Quintet Sound
Event summary
The Plymouth Brass – featuring Hochstein faculty members Patrick Corvington, trumpet; Colleen Wolf, horn; Ben David Aaronson, trombone; Jeremy Stoner, tuba; and former faculty member Roy Smith, trumpet – perform music for brass quintet.
Event details

This mash-up of American music features composers who use both classical and jazz idioms in their writing. This is a unique listening experience as the quintet explores classical, jazz, and Dixieland music that creates the American brass quintet sound. The program includes works by Ewazen, Jones, Balmages, Nagle, Ellington, and Pollack.

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

A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

Featuring: Plymouth Brass Quintet: Patrick Corvington and Roy Smith, trumpets; Colleen Wolf, horn; Ben David Aronson, trombone; Jeremy Stoner, tuba        

 

Sponsored in part by 

Sardone Robinson and Associates CPAs

 

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.

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    15 Feb, 2019 PM 7:00 — 15 Feb, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
23Feb
18Feb
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, February 18, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019.
  • Time
    18 Feb, 2019 — 23 Feb, 2019
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SPECIAL WINTER RECESS CAMP! Gotta Sing – Gotta Dance: What's Hot on Broadway!
Event summary
Deborah Conquest, Director, and Lauren Tenney, Choreographer, lead a Winter Recess version of our popular summer camp offering for grades 8-12, focusing on what's hot on the Great White Way right now.
Event details

Music performed will be chosen from shows of popular composers like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Jason Robert Brown, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez.

Participants will engage in solo singing as well as work on scenes and group dance numbers with choreography specifically set for the participants. The week will conclude with an informal presentation on Friday, February 22 in the Hochstein Performance Hall.

Click here for more information and to register.

  • Time
    18 Feb, 2019 — 22 Feb, 2019
The Hochstein School
 New York State Ballet presents Gershwin and Gatsby
Event summary
This lively, vibrant ballet is set to George Gershwin's classic music from an era steeped in champagne and jazz.
Event details

Join in the splendor and decadence of the Roaring 20's with "Gershwin Songs and a Gatsby Ball"! The New York State Ballet is accompanied by Music Director Jared Chase, who leads a jazz band and vocalists through the saucy turn-of-the-century pieces that set this production on fire. So break out your red lipstick and best kitten heels, brush up on your Charleston, and join the New York State Ballet, Gatsby, and Daisy for a night to remember! 

For more information, visit the New York State Ballet website.

 

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

  • Time
    01 Mar, 2019 PM 7:00 — 02 Mar, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Sinfonia & Concertino Strings in Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Sinfonia (grades 4-9, John Fetter, director; Matt Osika, Assistant Director), and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5, Marcos Kreutzer, director) orchestral ensembles give a free joint afternoon concert.
Event details

This concert is free and open to the public.

  • Time
    03 Mar, 2019 PM 2:00 — 03 Mar, 2019 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Cordancia Chamber Orchestra: Music from Eastern Europe
Event summary
Cordancia plays music from Eastern Europe
Event details

Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7:00 concert. General admission seating. For more information, visit http://www.cordancia.org/events

  • Time
    03 Mar, 2019 PM 7:00 — 03 Mar, 2019 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
08Mar
08Mar
Paula Poundstone
Event summary
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians.
Event details

Paula Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.

Poundstone is recognized on Comedy Central's list of The 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time. She is a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and she is included in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3820668 and for more information, see Poundstone's website www.paulapoundstone.com.

If available, tickets will be sold at the door by credit or debit card only.

  • Time
    08 Mar, 2019 PM 8:00 — 08 Mar, 2019 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Golden Link presents An Evening with Judy Collins
Event summary
This special Golden Link concert features Judy Collins, who has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.
Event details

In the 1960s, Judy Collins evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Ticket prices are $40-$70, with discounts for Golden Link members. Purchase reserved seating tickets through the Golden Link website at https://www.goldenlink.org/concert_judycollins_190309 and in person and by phone at the RPO Box Office at 585-454-2100.

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area.

  • Time
    09 Mar, 2019 PM 7:30 — 09 Mar, 2019 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Percussion Ensemble
Event summary
The Hochstein Percussion Ensemble will explore repertoire for percussion instruments including snare drum, keyboard, timpani, and drum set, among many others.
Event details

Join us for this performance by talented young percussionists from the greater Rochester area. Free and open to the public.

  • Time
    20 Mar, 2019 PM 7:30 — 20 Mar, 2019 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Voices of Spring Recital
Event summary
This free concert features 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.
  • Time
    21 Mar, 2019 PM 6:30 — 21 Mar, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Finger Lakes Concert Band: Winter 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.
Event details

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

  • Time
    24 Mar, 2019 PM 3:00 — 24 Mar, 2019 PM 4:30
Canandaigua Academy
Spotlight on Faculty – Passionate Spring
Event summary
Members of the Hochstein String Faculty perform this celebration of music with a Romantic flair.
Event details

The program includes Arnold Bax’s expansive Harp Quintet; Three Tangos by Piazzolla, full of dramatic and intriguing expressions; Mark O’Connor’s joyful Appalachian Waltz; and selections from Dohnanyi’s evocative Serenade, Dvořák’s unusual Terzetto, and Glinka’s operatic Sextet.

Featuring: Eri Noda, violin; Marcos Kreutzer, violin; Pia Liptak, violin; Katie Worley, violin; Heather Misula, violin; Megan Kemp, viola; Olita Povero, viola; Michelle Walker, viola; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; Jennifer Carpenter, cello; Cora Swenson Lee, cello; Wan Ling Chuang, bass; Grace Wong, harp; Yi-Wen Chang, piano        

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

A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

 

Sponsored in part by 

Sardone Robinson and Associates CPAs

 

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.

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    29 Mar, 2019 PM 7:00 — 29 Mar, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
20Apr
15Apr
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, April 15, 2019 through Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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    15 Apr, 2019 — 20 Apr, 2019
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Hochstein Gala: Opening a Window
Event summary
Hochstein’s annual Gala to benefit need-based scholarships includes a cocktail hour, dinner, student performances, and impact stories. Black tie optional.
Event details

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monroe Golf Club (155 Golf Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534)

Since its founding in 1920, Hochstein’s mission has focused 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.

To register and for more information, visit https://hochstein.org/Support/Gala.

 

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Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    27 Apr, 2019 PM 6:00 — 27 Apr, 2019 PM 9:30
Monroe Golf Club
Spotlight on Faculty – Baroque Strings
Event summary
This program of Baroque music includes works by Vivaldi, O'Carolan, Corbetta, and Couperin.
Event details

The program includes two works by Vivaldi – his Concerto in D Major, written for lute but performed here on guitar, and his Double Concerto in G Major (normally performed on two mandolins, but performed here on guitars). Turlough O'Carolan was a blind Celtic harper, composer, and singer and is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. His Concerto – here for cello and guitar – is probably his most famous composition and was inspired by the music of Corelli. The program also includes O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, Corbetta’s Suite in C Major, and Couperin’s Pieces en Concert.

Featuring: Timothy Shannon, guitar; Warner Iverson, guitar; Shannon Nance, violin; Molly Werts McDonald, violin; Olita Povero, viola; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; Joseph Werner, harpsichord        

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

A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

 

Sponsored in part by 

Sardone Robinson and Associates CPAs

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.

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    03 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 03 May, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
27May
27May
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, May 27, 2019.
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    27 May, 2019 — 27 May, 2019
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2019 Honors Convocation
Event summary
Hochstein showcases the Merit Scholarship winners in grades 5-12 in this special student performance concert.
Event details

The scholarship winners were selected during auditions that were held February–March 2019. More details to come.

  • Time
    31 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 31 May, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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