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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Hochstein’s Centennial Gala - CANCELLED
Event summary
PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.
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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 

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  • Time
    31 Oct, 2020 PM 6:30 — 31 Oct, 2020 PM 10:30
Temple B'rith Kodesh
Live from Hochstein – Natalie Spehar
Event summary
Recognized for her versatile skill set, Hochstein cello instructor Natalie Spehar has performed with a wide range of artists is also an active composer and studio recording artist. This concert will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience). 
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Hochstein cello instructor Natalie Spehar has performed live with artists including Disturbed, Cage the Elephant, 2 Cellos, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Dessa, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bolton, Il Volo, Michael Bublé, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She is also an active composer and studio recording artist. 

Spehar’s concert includes Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violoncello by J.S. Bach and “Summerland” by William Grant Still, among other works.

The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience) and hosted by WXXI 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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    04 Nov, 2020 PM 12:10 — 04 Nov, 2020 PM 12:50
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 Live from Hochstein – American Sounds
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The RPO Quartet performs an All-American program featuring works by Luke Cissell, Kenji Bunch, Caroline Shaw, and Charles Griffes. This concert will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience).
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The RPO Quartet – Willa Finck, violin; Robert Simonds, violin; Melissa Matson, viola; and Lars Kirvan, cello – performs an All-American program with a nod to Veteran’s Day.

The concert includes works by contemporary composers Luke Cissell, Kenji Bunch, and Caroline Shaw, and a piece by Elmira’s Charles Griffes that is based on Chippewa/Ojibwe music.

The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience) and hosted by WXXI 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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    11 Nov, 2020 PM 12:10 — 11 Nov, 2020 PM 12:50
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Live from Hochstein – Travel Remotely
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Pianist and Hochstein instructor Yi-Wen Chang takes us on a tour around the world with works by Godowsky, Villa-Lobos, and Gershwin, among others. This concert will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience).
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Although our in-person travel experiences are limited during this unique time, music can take us to different parts of the world with no limitations.

Pianist and Hochstein instructor Yi-Wen Chang takes us on a tour around the world with works by Catalan composer Federico Mompou, Leopold Godowsky, Taiwanese composer Shui-Long Ma, Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos, and George Gershwin (arr. Percy Grainger).

The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience) and hosted by WXXI 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
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28Nov
25Nov
Thanksgiving Recess
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There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on November 25-28, 2020. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Time
    25 Nov, 2020 — 28 Nov, 2020
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Live from Hochstein – David Hochstein Recital Competition Concert
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The 2020 David Hochstein Recital Competition winners – Maxwell Sun, marimba; Noah Lee, violin; and Amy Feng, piano – perform works by Schumann, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Stout. This concert will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience).
Event details

The 2020 David Hochstein Recital Competition winners – Maxwell Sun, marimba (Rochester, Grade 11); Noah Lee, violin (Pittsford, recent HS graduate); and Amy Feng, piano (Pittsford, Grade 11) – perform works by Schumann, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Stout in this concert rescheduled from the spring.

Since 1991, The Hochstein School has commemorated the life of David Hochstein – a Rochester native and gifted violinist and composer – with a yearly competition for local upper-level high school students. Hochstein is proud to honor his legacy by celebrating and encouraging these talented young musicians.

The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience) and hosted by WXXI 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.

  • Time
    25 Nov, 2020 PM 12:10 — 25 Nov, 2020 PM 12:50
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Live from Hochstein – Madrigalia: A Physically Distanced Cup of Good Cheer
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Our annual celebration of the holiday season with the choral chamber ensemble Madrigalia, Cary Ratcliff, artistic director. This concert will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience).
Event details

Under the direction of Cary Ratcliff, the chorus has released two CD recordings: For Better, For Worse: Music About Marriage, and On This Day Earth Shall Ring. The chorus also contributed to the recording of Ratcliff’s large-scale opera Eleni.

The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM (no live audience) and hosted by WXXI 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.

 

  • Time
    02 Dec, 2020 PM 12:10 — 02 Dec, 2020 PM 12:50
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02Jan
22Dec
Holiday Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Tuesday, December 22, 2020-Saturday, January 2, 2021. The school is open on Tuesday, December 22 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm and Saturday, January 2 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
  • Time
    22 Dec, 2020 — 02 Jan, 2021
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Martin Luther King Day
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There are no lessons or classes on Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Time
    18 Jan, 2021 — 18 Jan, 2021
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20Feb
15Feb
Winter Recess
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, February 15-Saturday, February 20, 2022. The school is open on Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
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    15 Feb, 2021 — 20 Feb, 2021
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03Apr
29Mar
Spring Recess
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There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, March 29-Saturday, April 3, 2021. The school is open on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
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    29 Mar, 2021 — 03 Apr, 2021
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31May
31May
Memorial Day
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There are no lessons or classes on Monday, May 31, 2021.
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    31 May, 2021 — 31 May, 2021
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21Jun
21Jun
Last day of classes
Event summary
The last day of regularly scheduled lessons and classes is Monday, June 21, 2021. The school is open Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23 from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for rescheduled lessons.
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    21 Jun, 2021 — 21 Jun, 2021
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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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