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The mission of The Hochstein 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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Spotlight on Faculty – Plymouth Brass: Hidden Voices
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Featuring Hochstein’s Plymouth Brass Quintet performing music by Black composers.
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In honor of Black History Month, which ends today, Plymouth Brass presents a program of music by Black composers, including Florence Price, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Kevin Day, and Katahj Copley, among others.

The group chose to focus on music that is all new to them, by underrepresented composers, to draw attention to their contributions in the same way that the film “Hidden Figures” told the previously unknown story of the contributions of Black Women mathematicians at NASA. They want to inspire and educate the audience about these important but often “hidden” voices of composition.

Featuring Matt Osika and Roy Smith, trumpets; Colleen Wolf, horn; Ben David Aronson, trombone; and Jeremy Stoner, tuba.

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff. The concert lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.

 

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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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. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    01 Mar, 2024 PM 7:00 — 01 Mar, 2024 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Creativity Lab Pop-Up: Creating Mini-Comics
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Make your own short mini-comic in this free Creativity Lab Pop-up. Space is limited.
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Join Creativity Lab Director and acclaimed comic artist Dave Chisholm in a crash course at making your own short mini-comic. Beginners welcome!

The mini-comic tradition is an open door for all skill levels and any type of story. At the end of this 90-minute class, you’ll have created your own mini-comic and opened the door to a new means of self-expression. Please bring a pencil and any other favorite drawing utensils. Paper will be provided. 

Limit: 12
To sign up, call 585.454.4596 or stop by the Hochstein Front Office to be added to the list.

For more information about Hochstein's Creativity Lab, click here.

  • Time
    02 Mar, 2024 PM 1:00 — 02 Mar, 2024 PM 2:30
The Hochstein School
Sinfonia & Concertino Strings Concert (w/livestream)
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Musicians in Hochstein’s Sinfonia (grades 4-9, directed by John Fetter and Terry Smith), and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5, directed by Marcos Kreutzer) orchestral ensembles give a free joint afternoon concert.
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Hochstein Concertino Strings will perform “El Sombrero,” a piece by Robert S. Frost with a south of the border flair; Michael Hopkins’ arrangement of the traditional Welsh folk song “Ash Grove;” and “Moonlight Tango” by Richard Meyer with its lively dance-like character.

Then Hochstein Sinfonia Strings performs Short Overture for Strings by the German-born American pianist, composer, and music educator Jean Berger and the fresh and energetic composition “American Reel” by Kirt Mosier, which blends the sounds of Ireland with sounds of America.

The Seventh String Quartet, coached by Jessica Tuttobene, will perform before the concert starts, at approximately 1:35 pm.

Click here to read the program notes.

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehDW_hsZYhY.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    03 Mar, 2024 PM 2:00 — 03 Mar, 2024 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Joan Osborne - Live in Concert
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Live! presents Joan Osborne at Hochstein Performance Hall.
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In celebration of her eleventh studio album - Nobody Owns You, which was released in September of 2023 - Joan Osborne returns to Rochester for an event that promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Hochstein Performance Hall provides the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary performance. With its intimate atmosphere, and amazing acoustics, you'll feel like you're part of something truly special. Get ready to be captivated by her soulful voice and mesmerizing stage presence.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness Joan Osborne's incredible talent up close and personal. Grab your friends and family, and come join us for an evening filled with soul-stirring music and unforgettable songs.

*No food or drinks are allowed in the Performance Hall.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets: $33-$55 plus fees, assigned seats.

To purchase, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-presents-joan-osborne-at-the-hochstein-school-performance-hall-tickets-767976958757.

 

  • Time
    07 Mar, 2024 PM 8:00 — 07 Mar, 2024 PM 10:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Winter Concert
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The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a free concert of string music.
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The concert draws on the theme of folk music from other countries and connections to children and childhood. There’s a symphony for a small orchestra in a light, youthful classical style by the French musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (depicted in the recent biopic Chevalier); a touching arrangement of the folk song “Little Cabbage” by Chinese composer Bao Yuankai; Dvořák’s Sonatina in G Major, written for young players; and a lullaby by George Gershwin.

 

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    08 Mar, 2024 PM 6:00 — 08 Mar, 2024 PM 7:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Creativity Lab Pop-Up: How to Listen to Music
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Find different ways to listen to music in this free Creativity Lab Pop-up. Space is limited.
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You might see this title and think to yourself, “This is stupid – listening to music is easy!” Hochstein Creativity Lab Director Dave Chisholm concedes that hearing music is pretty easy, but really listening? That’s a whole different thing – and most people are missing out on a veritable universe of wonders hiding beneath the surface of the world of music. So, take a chance, show up, and we will find different ways to listen to music, new aspects of music to listen for, a new courage in listening to music that challenges you – and you’ll walk away with a newfound sense of wonder about this massive, and oft misunderstood, part of human expression. 

Limit: 8
To sign up, call 585.454.4596 or stop by the Hochstein Front Office to be added to the list.

For more information about Hochstein's Creativity Lab, click here.

  • Time
    09 Mar, 2024 PM 1:00 — 09 Mar, 2024 PM 2:30
The Hochstein School
Voices of Spring Recital
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This free concert features young singers in Hochstein’s choral program, along with soloists from Hochstein’s voice studios.
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Maryellen Giese and Jonathan Thomas Madden direct Hochstein Singers and Youth Singers. Shana Kohler directs Hochstein Little Singers.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    14 Mar, 2024 PM 6:30 — 14 Mar, 2024 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Chamber for the Pantry
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This special performance by Hochstein’s Chamber Music Connection ensembles benefits a local food shelf.
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During the concert, student chamber ensembles will perform classical music. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    17 Mar, 2024 PM 6:00 — 17 Mar, 2024 PM 7:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Lars Kirvan and Edward Castilano: Music for Cello and Bass
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Featuring Lars Kirvan, cello, and Edward Castilano, bass, performing music of Mozart, Dragonetti, Rossini, and The Beatles.
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Both members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, cellist Lars Kirvan and bassist Edward Castilano have been performing together as a duo for about five years.

Their program includes Mozart’s Duo in Bb Major, originally composed for bassoon and cello; a duo for cello and bass by Domenico Dragonetti, a Venetian-born bassist who was an associate of Beethoven and Haydn; selections from Rossini’s virtuosic Duetto for Cello and Bass, likely composed for Dragonetti and Sir David Solomons, a future mayor of London; and finally, a medley of timeless songs by The Beatles.

Lars Kirvan joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and was recently appointed Assistant Principal Cello. Lars is also the Assistant Principal Cello of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, he has also been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Verbier Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, and World Orchestra for Peace, among others.

A member of the RPO bass section since 2013, Edward Castilano is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University. He was Principal Bass of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra until 2011, and has also performed with Lincoln Center Chamber Players and participated in the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival and Spoleto Festival.
 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    20 Mar, 2024 PM 12:10 — 20 Mar, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
2024 Annual Gala: Transcend
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The Hochstein School’s 2024 Gala will feature inspirational performances and stories on Hochstein’s impact as well as opportunities to raise essential funds.
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Dress to impress as you enjoy a delicious plated dinner, complimentary refreshments, and an evening of artistic talent from the Hochstein community.

For more information, visit the Gala web page at: https://hochstein.org/Support/Gala

  • Time
    23 Mar, 2024 PM 6:00 — 23 Mar, 2024 PM 9:00
Memorial Art Gallery
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus: Live in Color - Saturday
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RGMC celebrates songs written or made famous by people of color.
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Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm AND Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm. Doors open 1 hour before the show.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $12 for kids (ages 14 and under)

To purchase tickets, visit https://thergmc.org/concerts-%26-events.

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    23 Mar, 2024 PM 7:30 — 23 Mar, 2024 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Rochester Gay Men's Chorus: Live in Color - Sunday
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RGMC celebrates songs written or made famous by people of color.
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Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm AND Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm. Doors open 1 hour before the show.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $12 for kids (ages 14 and under)

To purchase tickets, visit https://thergmc.org/concerts-%26-events.

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    24 Mar, 2024 PM 3:00 — 24 Mar, 2024 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Women in Music Festival: In the Company of Women
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Featuring: Anne Kunkle, saxophone; Pablo Willey-Bustos, tenor; Bonnie Choi, piano; and Kevin Nitsch, piano, performing music by Hilary Tann, Cécile Chaminade, and Lori Laitman.
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Members of the Nazareth University music faculty celebrate the artistry of women composers during the third Women in Music Festival. LINK TO: https://www2.naz.edu/school-music/concerts-events/women-music-festival

The program includes In the First, Spinning Place, a saxophone concerto by Hilary Tann which was inspired by a poem by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas; works by French composer Cécile Chaminade, one of the leading female composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and two songs by contemporary American composer Lori Laitman, composer-in-residence for the festival.

This concert is part of the Women in Music Festival at Nazareth University and Buffalo State University. The festival includes concerts and panel discussions, all of which serve as a catalyst for purposeful dialogue, future collaborations, and engaging performances for our community.  
 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    27 Mar, 2024 PM 12:10 — 27 Mar, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Spring Recess, no concert today
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There will be no in-person Live from Hochstein concert today due to Spring Recess.
  • Time
    03 Apr, 2024 — 03 Apr, 2024
Hochstein Performance Hall
Embracing the Eclipse: RPO’s Sensory-Friendly Concert
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Embrace the Eclipse with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra before the big event!
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Jherrard Hardeman, conductor

As part of the RPO's Care and Wellness Initiative, this concert on April 6 at Hochstein Performance Hall is designed to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities. It offers an experience tailored for music lovers who may benefit from a more relaxed and accommodating setting but still wish to engage in the excitement leading up to the RPO’s Eclipse Spectacular the following night. In this way, music lovers of all ages and abilities can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event in the lead-up to our area’s Total Solar Eclipse.

Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Tickets: FREE but must be reserved

For more information, visit https://my.rpo.org/1296.

 

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    06 Apr, 2024 PM 2:00 — 06 Apr, 2024 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – The Salaff String Quartet
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Featuring Thomas Rodgers, violin; Molly McDonald, violin; Aika Ito, viola; and Benjamin Krug, cello, performing works by Schubert, Mozart, and more.
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The program showcases pieces inspired by poetry, including selections from Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, and music from Denmark and the Shetland Islands as performed by the Danish String Quartet. The concert also includes a movement from Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, “Dissonance.”

The Salaff String Quartet was founded in 2014 by four members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra who attended the Cleveland Institute of Music at different times but all studied chamber music with the same beloved teacher, Peter Salaff, for whom the quartet is named. As friends and young members in the orchestra, they enjoy performing together throughout the Rochester area. 
 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    10 Apr, 2024 PM 12:10 — 10 Apr, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Spanish Guitar
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Featuring Tim Shannon and Shiuen-Huang Suen, guitars, performing works by Fernando Sor, Moreno Torroba, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, and Manuel de Falla.
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“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two,” wrote Frédéric Chopin. Enjoy an evening of Spanish guitar music featuring Hochstein guitar faculty members Tim Shannon and Shiuen-Huang Suen performing both solo and duo arrangements for the instrument. 

The 19th-century critic Fetis called Fernando Sor “the Beethoven of the guitar” for his contribution to the literature and expressiveness of the instrument in the opening decades of the century. First published in Paris in 1828, Sor’s L’Encouragement, Op. 34 for two guitars, was dedicated to one of his students. It consists of a cantabile, a theme and variations, and a waltz.

When it comes to Spanish composers of the late 19th and early 20th century, the three most important names are Albéniz, Granados, and Manuel de Falla. Their music is vividly evocative of Spain and these transcriptions for guitar are so well written that the listener will believe the music was originally written for the guitar.

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff. The concert lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.

 

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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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. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    12 Apr, 2024 PM 7:00 — 12 Apr, 2024 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners
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Featuring Lillian Brickman, guitar; Julian Chumacero, violin; and Caitlin Ott, cello.
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Winners of the 2024 Hochstein Merit Scholarships perform. Hochstein teachers nominate students for merit scholarships and auditions take place in February and March. The scholarships are organized in four categories for various age levels of music students, with the top scholarship level winners for grades 11-12 performing in concert. 

This concert features Lillian Brickman of Brighton, a junior at School of the Arts and a guitar student of Tim Shannon; Julian Chumacero of Victor, a senior at Victor Senior High School and a violin student of Pia Liptak; and Caitlin Ott of Brighton, a homeschooled senior and a cello student of Kathleen Murphy Kemp.
 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    17 Apr, 2024 PM 12:10 — 17 Apr, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO OrKIDStra: Our Planet, Our Home
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Celebrate Earth Day with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra!
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Jherrard Hardeman, conductor 
 

Experience the musical majesty of our planet and all its beauty while appreciating our responsibility to protect our home. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Pre-concert activities will start 1 hour before the show. (Activities are free for ticket holders and take place at Hochstein)

Tickets: $20 adults, $10 kids. For tickets and more information, visit:

https://rpo.org/event/our-planet-our-home/

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    21 Apr, 2024 PM 2:00 — 21 Apr, 2024 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Cordancia Chamber Orchestra: Frost and Forest
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Featuring Cordancia Chamber Orchestra; Evan Meccarello, conductor and artistic director; Sophia Klin, violin, performing music by Mabel Daniels, Piazzolla, and Ravel.
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Drawing on the theme of nature, the forest, and winter melting into spring, Cordancia performs Deep Forest by American composer Mabel Daniels, who was inspired by the woods at the MacDowell Colony artist retreat in New Hampshire, and “Winter” and “Spring” from Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

The program concludes with selections from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. Each of the five movements illustrate fairy tales, including Tom Thumb who leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to find his way back in the forest and one that depicts a fairy garden.

Formed in 2009 by violinist Pia Liptak and oboist Kathleen Suher, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra performs classical music concerts throughout the year at various locations in the greater Rochester area. Its award-winning programming blends eclectic, vibrant, and lesser-known music with traditional classical repertoire. The full chamber orchestra consists of up to 40 talented performers who are brought together from many areas of the Rochester community. 

Winner of the senior division of Cordancia’s Nico Toscano Young Musician Competition, guest soloist Sophia Klin is a 2023 graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She performs as a violinist around the region with ensembles such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, and more. She joined the ROCmusic faculty in 2023 as a violin instructor.

 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    24 Apr, 2024 PM 12:10 — 24 Apr, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Vertex Saxophone Quartet: In the Groove
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Featuring Chisato Eda Marling, soprano saxophone; Barbara Brown, alto saxophone; Erik Piazza, tenor saxophone; Nancy Boone-Bahr, baritone saxophone.
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Join the Vertex Saxophone Quartet for an eclectic program featuring music that moves and grooves!

The Vertex Saxophone Quartet is a unique and versatile group of saxophonists who are active performers and educators in the Rochester, NY area. Founded in 2009, the Vertex Saxophone Quartet has performed in schools, churches, and formal concert locations and for special events in the greater Rochester area and is equally at home in the classical, jazz, and popular styles of music.

 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    01 May, 2024 PM 12:10 — 01 May, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Celebration of the Piano
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One of Spotlight on Faculty’s most popular concerts returns!
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Celebrate the piano with works for one to four pianos and two to 16 hands, and a whole lot of fun with members of Hochstein’s piano faculty.

Featuring the Hochstein Piano Department: Gary Palmer (Co-Chair), Joseph Werner (Co-Chair), Jamilya Arzanesh, Paula Rodney Bobb, Yi-Wen Chang, Richard DeLaney, Julia Goodwin, Doleen Hood, Willie LaFavor, E-Na Song, and Oleksandra Yurchenko.

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff. The concert lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.

 

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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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. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

 
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    02 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 02 May, 2024 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Concertino Strings Spring Concert (w/livestream)
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Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Sinfonia Strings, and Concertino Strings give a free joint concert.
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Hochstein’s Philharmonia Orchestra (grades 6-11) is directed by John Fetter and Matt Osika, Sinfonia Strings (grades 4-9) is directed by John Fetter and Terry Smith, and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5) is directed by Marcos Kreutzer.

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Link to come.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

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    05 May, 2024 PM 2:00 — 05 May, 2024 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Timeless Melodies: Brahms, Kreisler, Beach, Schoenfeld
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Featuring Koki Tanaka, violin, and E-Na Song, piano.
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Emotions are personal feelings. Koki Tanaka and E-Na Song will guide you through a journey of romantic pieces to showcase the variety of emotions that music can evoke. 

Brahms’ short piece Sonatensatz is particularly energetic, filled with a multitude of emotions. Fritz Kreisler was a master of expression on his violin, and Three Old Viennese Dances show a subtle performer’s personal touch. 

Amy Beach’s Romance introduces fluid lyricism and even more heightened emotions of late romantics. She was known for her expressive melodies and sophisticated harmonies.

Paul Shoenfeld's Four Souvenirs is a modern take on classical folk or popular music genre. All four movements – Samba, Tango, Tin Pan Alley, and Square Dance – require virtuosity of both violin and piano, and the music will take you briefly to a jazz club where you can sit back and enjoy the different mood from the previous pieces you just heard.

Born in Korea, Dr. E-Na Song is a concert pianist, collaborative pianist, and educator. As an active performer, she has performed throughout the US, Poland, Spain, Austria, and Korea. Dr. Song is an adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology and Roberts Wesleyan University and on the piano faculty of The Hochstein School and Roberts Community Music School. 

Born in Japan, later moving to the United States, Dr. Koki Tanaka started playing the violin at age 6 and made his debut at age 18 at Benaroya Hall, performing with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and University of Washington, he has given solo recitals at Eastman School of Music, SUNY Brockport, George Eastman House, and Nazareth University.

 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    08 May, 2024 PM 12:10 — 08 May, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert (w/livestream)
Event summary
The Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, performs their spring concert.
Event details

Tickets at the door: $5 general admission.

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Link to come.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    12 May, 2024 PM 2:00 — 12 May, 2024 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Antara Winds
Event summary
Featuring Antara Winds: Diane Smith, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet; Blaire Koerner, bassoon; and W. Peter Kurau, horn.
Event details

Founded in 1982, Antara Winds have appeared regularly on Live from Hochstein and have performed extensively throughout the Greater Rochester area including appearances with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Perinton Concert Band, and Society for Chamber Music in Rochester.  

Antara Winds delights in bringing audiences the music of contemporary composers. They have premiered two works written specifically for Antara: Verne Reynolds’ Antara Music (2003), and Libby Larsen’s Blue Windows: After Marc Chagall (2005). 

 

The Hochstein School’s free noontime Live from Hochstein concert series will be hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live. Listen to the concert on WXXI Classical at 91.5 FM, 90.3 FM, or online at https://www.wxxiclassical.org. Listen to an encore broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM at 10:00 pm the day of the concert.

Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall. PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have generously provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    15 May, 2024 PM 12:10 — 15 May, 2024 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO OrKIDStra: Orchestral Olympics
Event summary
Prepare to take home the gold, silver, or bronze as your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs music that MOVES.
Event details

Jherrard Hardeman, conductor

Put on your favorite team colors or jersey and experience all the pulse-pounding rhythms from the wide world of symphonic sports. For fans of all ages, no equipment required!

Pre-concert activities will start 1 hour before the show. (Activities are free for ticket holders and take place at Hochstein)

Tickets: $20 adults, $10 kids. For tickets and more information, visit:
https://rpo.org/event/orchestral-olympics/

 

  • Time
    19 May, 2024 PM 2:00 — 19 May, 2024 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
2024 Honors Convocation (w/livestream)
Event summary
Hochstein showcases the Merit Scholarship winners in grades 5-12 in this special student performance concert.
Event details

Candidates for completion of the Honors Certificate Program will also be recognized.

 

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Link to come.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    31 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 31 May, 2024 PM 8:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spring Concert of Young Voices (w/livestream)
Event summary
Young singers in Hochstein’s choral program will be featured in this free afternoon concert.
Event details

Maryellen Giese directs Hochstein Singers and Youth Singers with Jonathan Thomas Madden, Assistant Director and Composer in Residence, and Yasuko Kelly, Accompanist. Shana Kohler directs Hochstein Little Singers with Jamilya Arzanesh, Accompanist.

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Link to come.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    01 Jun, 2024 PM 3:00 — 01 Jun, 2024 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spring Dance Showcase (w/livestream)
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.

This concert will be livestreamed on Hochstein’s YouTube channel for those not able to attend the concert in person. Link to come.

To receive livestreaming alerts, subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/hochsteinschool.

 

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    08 Jun, 2024 PM 2:30 — 08 Jun, 2024 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Spring Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a free concert of string music.
Event details

Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Hochstein programs are also made possible by the Monroe County Legislature; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.

  • Time
    14 Jun, 2024 PM 6:00 — 14 Jun, 2024 PM 7:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
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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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