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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
HochStrings: Haydn’s Farewell Symphony
Event summary
The winter concert of the HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, features Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, known as the “Farewell” Symphony, arranged just for strings.
Event details

Legend has it that Haydn composed this piece to convince his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, that it was time to leave the summer palace and return home so his musicians could see their families. The concert is free and open to the public.

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    22 Mar, 2019 PM 5:45 — 22 Mar, 2019 PM 6:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Musical Mystery Tour! (NEW DATE)
Event summary
Hochstein is delighted to invite families to our annual winter open house! (The original January 20 event was cancelled due to a snowstorm.) Enjoy an afternoon filled with fun at our Musical Mystery Tour.
Event details

Highlights include:

  • an instrument petting zoo, where kids can try out individual instruments with guidance from Hochstein's expert faculty;
  • interactive music and dance sessions;
  • crafts and Music and Art Therapy activities;
  • face painting;
  • performances by Hochstein ensembles;
  • and a huge drum circle!

The Musical Mystery Tour sends children on a scavenger hunt for dance and music clues scattered throughout the historic Hochstein building, while the exceptional Hochstein faculty guide young gumshoes through the music, dance, and craft activities. Families can explore our offerings, learn more about the school, and even register for individual lessons and summer camps.

Tickets: Pricing for the Musical Mystery tour is $3 per child, $5 per adult, and a maximum of $10 per family. Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge.

SPECIAL OFFER! Register for any summer camp or class or set up an individual lesson appointment, while attending the Musical Mystery Tour,  and we will waive the registration fee!  Your Summer Fun begins at Hochstein! 

 

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With support from Nocon & Associates.

 

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    24 Mar, 2019 PM 2:00 — 24 Mar, 2019 PM 4:00
The Hochstein School
Finger Lakes Concert Band: Winter Concert - Viva Roma!
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

For this concert, we travel to Italy for wind band arrangements of Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma,” Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, selections from Rossini’s Italian in Algiers, themes from great Italian movies, and more.

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

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    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.

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    03 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 03 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Rochester Oratorio Society: Jenkins' "The Peacemakers"
Event summary
The ROS and special guests, the Genesee Valley Children’s Choir and the RITA Collective, present an iconic work for a new age: Karl Jenkins’s “The Peacemakers.”
Event details

This 73-minute, multi-media, world-music masterpiece features texts by the Dalai Lama, Ghandi, Terry Waits, Rumi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others. The concert also includes Roberts Wesleyan Chorale, ROS Orchestra, and NTID Dancers.

A collaboration with the University of Rochester Humanities Center and Writers & Books, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Door open at 7:00 pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://rossings.org/events.

 

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    05 Apr, 2019 PM 7:30 — 05 Apr, 2019 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
06Apr
06Apr
BlackRock Beatles
Event summary
A musical celebration of the music that changed the world! Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Geno McManus, Frank Grizanti, Joe Rozler, and Rob Lynch present The Beatles' sound in a live setting: no costumes, no wigs, no gimmicks.
Event details

Experience the music of The Beatles the way it was played by the lads who played it. Formed in 2014, the BlackRock Beatles is not a typical Beatles tribute band and does not try to mimic The Beatles. Instead, the BRB approaches the catalog with the goal of interpreting how The Beatles might have sounded like today in a live setting. The BRB, much like the early Beatles, are at their core a rock 'n' roll band, and much like the band they cover, they have a similar sense of camaraderie, humor, and musical interplay between them.

Ticket are $25 advance - available at Wegmans - and $35 day of show. General admission seating.

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    06 Apr, 2019 PM 8:00 — 06 Apr, 2019 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Society for Chamber Music in Rochester: Baroque & Blue
Event summary
SCMR presents music of Handel, Bolling, and more.
Event details

Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Continuo
Handel: Sonata for Two Cellos in G minor, Op. 2, No. 8
Paul Wiancko: Toy Bricks (2012)
Claude Bolling: Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio

Juliana Athayde, violin
Lars Kirvan, cello
Benjamin Krug, cello
Jeff Campbell, double bass
Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano
Eric Metzgar, drums

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

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.chambermusicrochester.org/concerts/2019/4/7/baroque-and-blue.

 

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    07 Apr, 2019 PM 4:00 — 07 Apr, 2019 PM 5:30
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.

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    10 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 10 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
New York State Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Event summary
Follow along with the New York State Ballet as we travel through the forest and fairyland in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream."
Event details

Set to Mendelssohn's enchanting score, performed by a live orchestra headed by Music Director Jared Chase, this full-length classical ballet will feature students from the New York State Ballets training academy as well as choral singers from local area high schools in addition to company members and Graduate Program students from our professional company.

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


 

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    13 Apr, 2019 PM 2:00 — 13 Apr, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
New York State Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Event summary
Follow along with the New York State Ballet as we travel through the forest and fairyland in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream."
Event details

Set to Mendelssohn's enchanting score, performed by a live orchestra headed by Music Director Jared Chase, this full-length classical ballet will feature students from the New York State Ballets training academy as well as choral singers from local area high schools in addition to company members and Graduate Program students from our professional company.

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


 

  • Time
    14 Apr, 2019 PM 2:00 — 14 Apr, 2019 PM 4:00
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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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
Borinquen Dance Theatre: Light, Joy & Life
Event summary
Borinquen presents their 38th anniversary community performance.
Event details

Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.borinquendancetheatre.org/annual-event.

  • Time
    27 Apr, 2019 PM 7:00 — 27 Apr, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO orKIDStra: The Thrill of the Orchestra
Event summary
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs a family concert with music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Williams, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Mancini, and more.
Event details

Join detective Sherlock Holmes as he solves a case of musical intrigue!

GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

RICHARDS Sherlock’s Entrance

WILLIAMS Superman March

MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

STRAUSS Bahn Frei

LOPEZ Mvt 4 Fiesta! from Techno 

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings mvt. 2

MANCINI Theme from The Pink Panther

PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4

Crafts in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://rpo.org/event/case-of-the-missing-maestro.

  • Time
    28 Apr, 2019 PM 2:00 — 28 Apr, 2019 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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
05May
05May
RPO: Bravo Italiano
Event summary
Ward Stare conducts the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Jessica Sindell, piccolo, and vocal ensemble Madrigalia
Event details

CHERUBINOverture to Medee
VIVALDPiccolo Concerto in C Major
BOCCHERINSymphony No. 3, G. 503, Op. 12, No. 1 in D Major
ROSSINOverture to Semiramide

 

For tickets and more information, visit the RPO Box Officecall (585) 454-2100, or purchase at Wegmans.

  • Time
    05 May, 2019 PM 2:00 — 05 May, 2019 PM 4:00
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
Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus Concert - "Songs of Children"
Event summary
The final GVOC concert of the season reflects on the innocence and honesty of children. 
Event details

John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” is a classic work that beautifully combines youthful voices with an adult choir and orchestra. Orchestra and adult choir provide poetry while young voices interweave with fun tunes and ancient folk songs.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit the GVOC website at www.gvoc.org.

  • Time
    18 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 18 May, 2019 PM 9:00
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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