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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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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: 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.

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    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.

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    04 Jun, 2022 PM 3:00 — 04 Jun, 2022 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Chamber Music Connection End-of-Year Concert
Event summary
Students in Hochstein’s Chamber Music Connection (CMC) program perform their end-of-year concert, which will feature string and brass ensembles.
Event details

The CMC Program, coordinated by Doleen Hood, offers fun and challenging opportunities to learn the art of chamber music and connect with other musicians. Small groups of students work on chamber repertoire with a coach each week throughout the school year.

Please note: 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
    05 Jun, 2022 PM 6:00 — 05 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein at High Falls: Womba Africa
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Womba Africa.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

The eight-member Womba Africa came to the U.S. from Ghana in hopes of competing on “America’s Got Talent” and ended up in Rochester. They have been drumming and dancing, singing, and playing in venues around town – or you might see them playing at the beach or in a park. Their joyful, exuberant music and dance draws an enthusiastic following. The group was founded by Fredrick Quaye Odai with a vision of promoting West African music and culture. The members are part of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana, a tribe with a very rich and distinct history and culture. https://www.wombadrumming.com/

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

 

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    09 Jun, 2022 PM 12:10 — 09 Jun, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
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: 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
Hochstein at High Falls: Debbie Kendrick Project
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Debbie Kendrick Project.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Vocalist Debbie Kendrick is Rochester’s Queen of the Blues, carrying on a tradition of many great blues and gospel artists that goes back to the legendary Son House. Her group has an acoustic vibe and its influences harkens back to the early days of blues, gospel, folk, and jazz music. The Debbie Kendrick Project includes drummer Pete Monacelli, a veteran of the local jazz scene; bassist Mike Patric, who also accompanies the legendary Joe Beard; and guitarist Sean Pfeifer, whose acoustic fingerstyle guitar provides a solid rhythmic background for Debbie’s powerful vocal melodies. She inspires audiences across New York and Canada with her improvisational performances, laughing with the band and chatting with the crowd.  https://www.debbiekendrickproject.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

  • Time
    16 Jun, 2022 PM 12:10 — 16 Jun, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
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: 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.

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    17 Jun, 2022 PM 6:00 — 17 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00
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: 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
Hochstein at High Falls: Ann Mitchell Trio
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Ann Mitchell Trio.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Ann Mitchell Trio entertains listeners with the songbook jazz classics of the 1930s-1950s with an unbeatable heart. Ann is known for her smooth, lively jazz vocal style and energetic performances. Rounding out the trio are pianist John Gabriele and Kyle Vock, bass. Ann Mitchell Trio has had an extensive list of appearances including Jazz 90.1 FM LIVE On Air Concerts, KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, JazzBuffalo, and Fox Rochester’s Good Day Rochester.  https://annsings.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

  • Time
    23 Jun, 2022 PM 12:10 — 23 Jun, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: John Dady & Benny Bleu
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring John Dady & Benny Bleu.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

John Dady – one half of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductees The Dady Brothers – brings his unique blend of Irish and American folk music back to Hochstein at High Falls. Joining him for this concert will be Benny Bleu, an award-winning banjo player, songwriter, and singer who is also a member of The Brothers Blue and The Crawdiddies. John and Benny have been friends and musical kin for years. Both are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, so you can expect lots of spontaneous moments of musical magic. https://dadybros.com - https://bennybleu.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

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    30 Jun, 2022 PM 12:10 — 30 Jun, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: The White Hots
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring The White Hots.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Named for one of Rochester’s gastronomic specialties, The White Hots are a blues, swing, and jazz group who perform everything from mellow instrumental music to swing dances with a full band. Musicians and music critics rave about them, dancers swing to them, and people who just like interesting music love their live shows and CDs. The band includes Tina Albright, vocals; Ted Mosher, bass; Aleksandar Disljenkovic, guitar; and Bill Blind, percussion. www.thewhitehots.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

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    14 Jul, 2022 PM 12:10 — 14 Jul, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: Watkins & the Rapiers
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Watkins & the Rapiers.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Watkins & the Rapiers play an eclectic mix of acoustic music incorporating echoes of Cajun, country, jug band music, reggae, soul, and swing. The band’s repertoire includes more than 60 quirky original songs written by band members, as well as covers of songs by artists as diverse as The Band, Travelling Wilburys, Steve Earle, and Colorblind James, among others. The band has been rocking out in the Greater Rochester area since January 1996, when the band was formed on a lark to fill an empty performance slot at the Rose & Crown Pub. The band includes Scott Regan, Kerry Regan, Tom Whitmore, Marty York, Steve Piper, and Rick McRae. www.rapiers.org

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

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    21 Jul, 2022 PM 12:10 — 21 Jul, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: Katie Morey
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Katie Morey.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

A lifelong steward of the craft of songwriting, Katie Morey (née Preston) grew up on the banks of Lake Ontario and currently resides in Rochester. She and her past projects such as Paul’s Grandfather and Pleistocene have shared bills with artists such as Cursive, Japanese Breakfast, Vagabon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Brand New, and Screaming Females. Morey’s newest release, an LP titled Friend of a Friend, came out in March 2022. One reviewer said it “showcases the singer’s crystalline vocals, thoughtful lyricism, and sonic arrangements.” https://bandcamp.com/katiemorey

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

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    28 Jul, 2022 PM 12:10 — 28 Jul, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: Mambo Kings
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Mambo Kings.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Together since 1995, the Mambo Kings are enjoying great success as Upstate New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, and have earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. They have appeared in Pops concerts with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and with orchestras in Baltimore, Vancouver, Detroit, Dallas, Naples (FL), Portland (OR), Alabama, Chicago, Austin, Virginia, and Buffalo. 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

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

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    04 Aug, 2022 PM 12:10 — 04 Aug, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: Hanna PK with Johnny Burgin
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Hanna PK with Johnny Burgin.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

Hanna PK is a blues pianist and singer born and raised in South Korea and based in Rochester. She has been building a strong local following with her wide-ranging repertoire, the power of her voice and piano playing, and the way she can rock the house! For this year’s appearance, she performs with her special guest Johnny Burgin. Johnny grew up in Mississippi and moved to Chicago with a plan to become a writer, only to be swept by the Chicago Blues! There, he developed an authentic blues style by working with legendary artists. Since his debut album with Delmark Records, he has released multiple albums as a leader and sideman; toured the world while hosting a video podcast, “No Border Blues,” which features international blues artists; and teaches guitar on his YouTube channel and online lessons. https://www.hannapk.com/index.html - https://johnnyburgin.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

  • Time
    11 Aug, 2022 PM 12:10 — 11 Aug, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
Hochstein at High Falls: Zahyia
Event summary
Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Hochstein at High Falls, featuring Zahyia.
Event details

Location: Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge, 104 Platt Street, Rochester. Click here for a map. 

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

A songwriter, lyricist, producer, and creative visionary, Zahyia has dedicated her life to existing in spaces that elevate and change the limited narratives, images, and awareness of what it means to exist as a Black American Woman. With her eclectic background of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, lo-fi hip-hop, music theater, funk, and soul, Zahyia finds ways to push traditional boundaries in the world of music and alternative R&B. She will be joined by her five-piece band. www.zahyia.com

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

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

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are made possible by a number of local organizations, including Brandtatorship, LaBella Associates, La Luna High Falls, LMT Technology Solutions, MillRace Design, Stantec, and The Zoghlin Group. (Sponsor list as of May 5, 2022)

  • Time
    18 Aug, 2022 PM 12:10 — 18 Aug, 2022 PM 12:50
Granite Mills Park, High Falls
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As an organization that deeply values diversity, The Hochstein School stands in solidarity with all marginalized communities who are targeted with microaggressions of hate and with violence. We denounce any injustices perpetrated towards them. We are committed to speaking out against all forms of racism and bigotry and will continue our work in bringing unity and inclusiveness to all - at Hochstein and throughout our community.

 

 

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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