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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
Event summary
Chamber ensemble performs works by Strauss, Beethoven, and Julian Bennett Holmes.
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Julian Bennett Holmes Sonata for Flute and Piano (SCMR Composition Competition Winner)
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! Arr. Franz Hasenöhrl

Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20


Kenneth Grant, clarinet

George Sakakeeny, bassoon

William VerMeulen, horn

Juliana Athayde, violin

Phillip Ying, viola

Ahrim Kim, cello

Cory Palmer, double bass

Eastman-Hanson Chamber Ensemble:

Yi Xiang, flute

Brock Tjosvold, piano

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

More information at https://www.chambermusicrochester.org/concerts/2018/11/2/german-genius-and-joker

 

  • Time
    17 Feb, 2019 PM 4:00 — 17 Feb, 2019 PM 5:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
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.
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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.

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    18 Feb, 2019 — 22 Feb, 2019
The Hochstein School
23Feb
18Feb
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, February 18, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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    18 Feb, 2019 — 23 Feb, 2019
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 New York State Ballet presents Gershwin and Gatsby
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This lively, vibrant ballet is set to George Gershwin's classic music from an era steeped in champagne and jazz.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
Live from Hochstein – Ekstasis Duo
Event summary
The Ekstasis Duo – Natasha Farny, cello, and Eliran Avni, piano – performs music of Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, and Milhaud.
Event details

The American cellist and Israeli pianist first met as students at Juilliard. As a duo, they celebrate masterpieces alongside the secret jewels of lesser-known works. www.ekstasisduo.com

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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 Mar, 2019 PM 12:10 — 20 Mar, 2019 PM 12:50
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
Live from Hochstein – Antara Winds
Event summary
Antara Winds performs music of Rameau/Oubradous and Switzer.
Event details

Antara Winds is Diane Smith, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet; Natalya Rose Vrbsky, bassoon; and Nikolette LaBonte, horn.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    27 Mar, 2019 PM 12:10 — 27 Mar, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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
Live from Hochstein – Eastman Saxophone Project
Event summary
The Eastman Saxophone Project performs music of Chabrier, Piazzolla, and Grieg.
Event details

Founded in 2010, the Eastman Saxophone Project focuses on repertoire for the saxophone, showcasing artistry, creativity, and spontaneous musical communication among the performers.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    03 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 03 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners
Event summary
Featuring Hochstein students who are nominated by their teachers for their outstanding performance ability and selected via audition.
Event details

Chloe Engin, flute, is a senior at Mendon High School and a student of Diane Smith.

Jett Kopalek, violin, is a junior at Rush-Henrietta High School and a student of Eri Noda.

Agathya Visveswaran, guitar, is a junior at Brighton High School and a student of John Wiesenthal.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    10 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 10 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
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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Live from Hochstein – Spring Recess, No concert today
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    17 Apr, 2019 — 17 Apr, 2019
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Live from Hochstein – Telos Trio: Gathering Light
Event summary
The Telos Trio – Rita George Simmons, flute; Debbie Grohman, clarinet; and Willie LaFavor, piano – performs music of Bloch, Cavallini, Emmanuel, and del Aguila.
Event details

It's spring! Come celebrate with the Telos Trio in a program that gathers points of light together into a final blaze. Works include Ernst Bloch’s Concertino, Ernesto Cavallini’s Reverie Russe, movements from Maurice Emmanuel’s Sonata op. 11, and Miguel del Aguila’s blazing Seduccion.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    24 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 24 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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
Live from Hochstein – Silenced Composers of Terezin
Event summary
This special concert features music by composers in the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic during World War II.
Event details

Featuring Tyler Cassidy-Heacock, soprano; Ryan Reiss, clarinet; Pia Liptak and Patricia van der Sloot, violin; Leah Kettelkamp, viola; Hilda Grace and Jeremy Grace, cello.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    01 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 01 May, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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
Live from Hochstein – Taste of the World by the Eastman Cello Ensemble
Event summary
The Eastman Cello Ensemble is a student-based ensemble featuring some of the most promising cello students of the Eastman School of Music.
Event details

Led by its Artistic Director, Noémie Raymond-Friset, the ensemble is a perfect crucible for its members to create music and explore diverse repertoire.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    08 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 08 May, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – fivebyfive: Modern Chamber Music
Event summary
The quintet fivebyfive performs music by Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, and David Lang, among others.
Event details

Formed in 2015, the quintet fivebyfive focuses on engaging audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music. Featuring Laura Lentz, flute; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Sungmin Shin, electric guitar; Eric Polenik, bass; and Haeyeun Jeun, piano.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    15 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 15 May, 2019 PM 12:50
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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