Heralding the holidays with the Eastman Horn Choir – W. Peter Kurau, director – featuring hornists from the Eastman School of Music.
The program includes music by Tchaikovsky and Randall Thompson, as well as arrangements of "Coventry Carol," "Up on the Housetop," and Mascagni's "Ave Maria," among other works.
The Eastman Horn Choir was founded in 1968 by Verne Reynolds and from its inception the Choir’s mission has been to provide an expanded ensemble experience for horn students, to acquaint them with the breadth of quality repertoire within our musical culture, and to encourage contemporary composers to create original works for multiple horns.
In addition to performing an annual holiday concert at Hochstein, the Choir has been featured on the Eastman at Washington Square series, in a biennial tribute to St. Hubert (patron saint of the hunt, from which the horn derives much of its repertoire), in a formal concert in the Eastman Theatre, and on the Music at St. Andrew’s and Music at St. John’s series.
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 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.