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Hochstein at High Falls Virtual Showcase
Event summary
Celebrate the summertime vibes of the Hochstein at High Falls series with this virtual concert featuring John Dady, Hanna PK, and Womba Africa!
Event details

All three performers were on the schedule for this summer before the series had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. While we eagerly await the return of our lunchtime concerts, we can enjoy this one via Facebook. 

WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami hosts the concert, which will blend musical performances with live dialogues with each of the performers, giving insights into their music. The concert will also celebrate Hochstein’s Centennial (the School was founded in 1920).

How to Watch:

Thursday, August 13 at 12:00 pm

VIA HOCHSTEIN: https://www.facebook.com/HochsteinSchool/live

VIA WXXI: https://www.facebook.com/wxxirochester/live

VIA CLASSICAL 91.5: https://www.facebook.com/Classical915/live

VIA WRUR 88.5: https://www.facebook.com/WRUR88.5/live

About the Musicians:

John Dady has been singing his way into our hearts since the 1970s when he and his brother Joe produced their first album as “The Dady Brothers.”  Many more albums followed, along with thousands of concerts throughout the eastern U.S. and across to Ireland, including numerous appearances at Hochstein at High Falls. Since Joe’s untimely death in 2019, John has continued the tradition, performing solo or with several accomplished musician friends. Accompanying himself on guitar and ukulele, John has a vast repertoire of songs including original compositions, Irish and American folk songs, and popular tunes from the Big Band era to the Beatles and beyond. More info.

A 2019 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist, Hanna PK is a solid pianist, soulful vocalist, and vibrant performer who channels a wide variety of the blues and swing, old school folk, and boogie-woogie, along with her original songs.  She left her native South Korea and ended up in Rochester, NY, where she has become an active member of the local music scene. Her music tells a story, sometimes an age-old one, but she tells it from her unique perspective. More info.

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 – although you’re as likely to see them playing now 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. More info.

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

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    13 Aug, 2020 PM 12:00 — 13 Aug, 2020 PM 1:00
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Live from Hochstein – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series kicks off the season with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

Live from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Broadcast live from the Hochstein Performance Hall, the series presents performances by some of the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

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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    14 Oct, 2020 PM 1:10 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 1:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein’s Centennial Gala - CANCELLED
Event summary
PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.
Event details

Come dressed to celebrate this special occasion! 1920s attire encouraged; black-tie optional.

  • 5:30 pm - Wine & Specialty Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner and Program

Since its founding in 1920, Hochstein has had a mission focusing 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 and includes student performances and impact stories.

Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/rR3LD9FFKMo8Yo167

Ticket Prices:

  • Individual Ticket - $200/person
  • Harmony Table (8) - $1,600 

Click here to purchase tickets.

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    31 Oct, 2020 PM 6:30 — 31 Oct, 2020 PM 10:30
Temple B'rith Kodesh
Centennial Celebration Concert
Event summary
This special concert to celebrate Hochstein’s 100th anniversary features the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, along with the Hochstein Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese, and the Callisto Trio.
Event details

Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!

The HYSO is a full orchestra for advanced strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion students in grades 7–12 from the greater Rochester region. The HYSO presents three concerts per year along with periodic international tours including a 2016 tour of Austria and Germany, a 2018 tour of Portugal and Spain, and the April 2020 tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Hochstein Youth Singers is an energetic chorus made up of motivated and dedicated young musicians. Youth Singers perform diverse treble choral repertoire in multiple languages and styles. 

In 2016, the Callisto Trio became the youngest ensemble ever to medal in the Senior Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Hochstein alumna Annie Jacobs-Perkins, on cello, is joined by Geneva Lewis, violin, and Katelyn Vahala, piano. They are currently based in Los Angeles.

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    15 Nov, 2020 PM 3:00 — 15 Nov, 2020 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Callisto Trio
Event summary
The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series features the Callisto Trio. Part of Hochstein's Centennial Celebration!
Event details

In 2016, the Callisto Trio became the youngest ensemble ever to medal in the Senior Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Hochstein alumna Annie Jacobs-Perkins, on cello, is joined by Geneva Lewis, violin, and Katelyn Vahala, piano. They are currently based in Los Angeles.

The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in the Hochstein Performance Hall and is broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, hosted by Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.

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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    18 Nov, 2020 PM 12:10 — 18 Nov, 2020 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
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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.

 

 

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.


 
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