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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.


 
 

 

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.

 

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Live from Hochstein – Telos Trio: Gathering Light
Event summary
The Telos Trio – Rita George Simmons, flute; Debbie Grohman, clarinet; and Willie LaFavor, piano – performs music of Bloch, Cavallini, Emmanuel, and del Aguila.
Event details

It's spring! Come celebrate with the Telos Trio in a program that gathers points of light together into a final blaze. Works include Ernst Bloch’s Concertino, Ernesto Cavallini’s Reverie Russe, movements from Maurice Emmanuel’s Sonata op. 11, and Miguel del Aguila’s blazing Seduccion.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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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    24 Apr, 2019 PM 12:10 — 24 Apr, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Gala: Opening a Window
Event summary
Hochstein’s annual Gala to benefit need-based scholarships includes a cocktail hour, dinner, student performances, and impact stories. Black tie optional.
Event details

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monroe Golf Club (155 Golf Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534)

Since its founding in 1920, Hochstein’s mission has focused 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.

To register and for more information, visit https://hochstein.org/Support/Gala.

 

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Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    27 Apr, 2019 PM 6:00 — 27 Apr, 2019 PM 9:30
Monroe Golf Club
Borinquen Dance Theatre: Light, Joy & Life
Event summary
Borinquen presents their 38th anniversary community performance.
Event details

Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.borinquendancetheatre.org/annual-event.

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    27 Apr, 2019 PM 7:00 — 27 Apr, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO orKIDStra: The Thrill of the Orchestra
Event summary
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs a family concert with music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Williams, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Mancini, and more.
Event details

Join detective Sherlock Holmes as he solves a case of musical intrigue!

GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

RICHARDS Sherlock’s Entrance

WILLIAMS Superman March

MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

STRAUSS Bahn Frei

LOPEZ Mvt 4 Fiesta! from Techno 

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings mvt. 2

MANCINI Theme from The Pink Panther

PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4

Crafts in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://rpo.org/event/case-of-the-missing-maestro.

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    28 Apr, 2019 PM 2:00 — 28 Apr, 2019 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
YMCA Preschool Singers: What a Wonderful World
Event summary
One hundred of the Hochstein YMCA Preschool Singers – led by their teacher, Grace Adams – perform songs about nature and the environment in this special concert.
Event details

The program includes songs such as “I Love the Mountains,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “This Pretty Planet.”

These students are part of Hochstein’s Making Music, Making Strides program – a fully grant-funded partnership with the city branches of the YMCA to bring Pre-K children to Hochstein for free music classes.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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    30 Apr, 2019 PM 6:30 — 30 Apr, 2019 PM 7:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Silenced Composers of Terezin
Event summary
This special concert features music by composers in the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic during World War II.
Event details

Featuring Tyler Cassidy-Heacock, soprano; Ryan Reiss, clarinet; Pia Liptak and Patricia van der Sloot, violin; Leah Kettelkamp, viola; Hilda Grace and Jeremy Grace, cello.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    01 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 01 May, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Spotlight on Faculty – Baroque Strings
Event summary
This program of Baroque music includes works by Vivaldi, O'Carolan, Corbetta, and Couperin.
Event details

The program includes two works by Vivaldi – his Concerto in D Major, written for lute but performed here on guitar, and his Double Concerto in G Major (normally performed on two mandolins, but performed here on guitars). Turlough O'Carolan was a blind Celtic harper, composer, and singer and is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. His Concerto – here for cello and guitar – is probably his most famous composition and was inspired by the music of Corelli. The program also includes O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, Corbetta’s Suite in C Major, and Couperin’s Pieces en Concert.

Featuring: Timothy Shannon, guitar; Warner Iverson, guitar; Shannon Nance, violin; Molly Werts McDonald, violin; Olita Povero, viola; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; Joseph Werner, harpsichord        

Admission at the door is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.

A “meet the artists” reception follows the concert.

 

Sponsored in part by 

Sardone Robinson and Associates CPAs

The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is generously supported by Hochstein donors. It 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.

Thank you to Wegmans Food Markets for their support of our community events.
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  • Time
    03 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 03 May, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Event summary
Under Artistic Director and Conductor Oleh Mahlay, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus returns to the Rochester area to present its Centennial Concert Program.
Event details

Founded in 1918, the all-male Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus has a long and proud history of representing Ukrainian bandura and choral music on the international stage. Today, the majority of Chorus members are second- and third-generation Americans and Canadians. 

Fortified by a whole new generation of young musicians, the Chorus has captivated audiences in major concert halls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949.

The Ukrainian bandura combines the musical characteristics of both the lute and the harp. So it produces a sound similar to a harpsichord but with a wider range and tone. The Ukrainian bandura was historically used as an instrument for vocal accompaniment. The Ukrianian Bandurist Chorus continues this tradition by combining the two great loves of the Ukrainian people: the artistry of a bandura orchestra with choral singing.

Tickets are $30 adult, $10 student (under 21). For tickets and more information, visit http://bandura.org/2019/03/rochester-may-4-ubc-centennial-concert/. Tickets also available at Ukrainian Federal Credit Union. For more information, please call (585) 747-5657.

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    04 May, 2019 PM 7:30 — 04 May, 2019 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
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05May
RPO: Bravo Italiano
Event summary
Ward Stare conducts the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Jessica Sindell, piccolo, and vocal ensemble Madrigalia
Event details

CHERUBINOverture to Medee
VIVALDPiccolo Concerto in C Major
BOCCHERINSymphony No. 3, G. 503, Op. 12, No. 1 in D Major
ROSSINOverture to Semiramide

 

For tickets and more information, visit the RPO Box Officecall (585) 454-2100, or purchase at Wegmans.

  • Time
    05 May, 2019 PM 2:00 — 05 May, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Concertino Strings Spring Concert
Event summary
Musicians in Hochstein’s Philharmonia (grades 6-11) and Sinfonia (grades 4-9), directed by John Fetter and Matt Osika, and Concertino Strings (grades 1-5), directed by Marcos Kreutzer, give a free joint concert.
Event details

More information to come ...

  • Time
    05 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 05 May, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – Taste of the World by the Eastman Cello Ensemble
Event summary
The Eastman Cello Ensemble is a student-based ensemble featuring some of the most promising cello students of the Eastman School of Music.
Event details

Led by its Artistic Director, Noémie Raymond-Friset, the ensemble is a perfect crucible for its members to create music and explore diverse repertoire.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    08 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 08 May, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Event summary
The 2019 David Hochstein Recital Competition winners – Sam Reeder, clarinet, and Andrew Guo, violin – perform a free concert in Hochstein Performance Hall, which will be recorded for later broadcast on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5.
Event details

Since 1991, the Hochstein School of Music & Dance has commemorated the life of David Hochstein with a yearly competition for local upper-level high school students and we are proud to honor his legacy by celebrating and encouraging these talented young musicians.

The David Hochstein Recital Competition is open to advanced students in grades 10-12 in the nine-county region surrounding Rochester. In order to compete, musicians are required to prepare challenging music in varied styles and perform before juries of noted professional artists.

A reception follows the concert.

  • Time
    10 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 10 May, 2019 PM 8:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
 Listen to Your Mother Rochester
Event summary
The critically acclaimed and powerful event "Listen To Your Mother" is back for its fifth Rochester season. With live readings by local writers and performers, this show celebrates motherhood and Mother's Day.
Event details

Join us for a night of enjoyment, inspiration, and connection. This event will be a magical way to celebrate Mother's Day 2019 with your loved ones.

Proceeds benefit the Society for the Protection and Care of Children. Find out more information about our performers, sponsors, and the event itself at: www.rocthemic.org.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Advance general admission tickets are $18.50 (plus service fee). Tickets at the door: $25.

Event is ASL interpreted, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

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    11 May, 2019 PM 7:30 — 11 May, 2019 PM 9:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Event summary
The spring concert by the 75-member Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, features selections by Bizet, Ravel, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and more, with solos by HYSO Concerto Competition winners.
Event details

The program includes Bizet’s Carmen, Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Russell Scarbrough’s Solaces, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.

The concert also features HYSO Concerto Competition Winner Raymond Feng performing the first movement from Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and HYSO Concerto Competition Winner Grace Taylor performing the first movement of Jacob’s Concerto for Horn and Strings. HYSO Conductor Apprentices Nicholas Kinney and Nicole Page conduct the orchestra in two selections.

Tickets are $5 general admission at the door.

 

Full program:

BIZET: Danse Bohème from Carmen Suite No. 2
Conducted by the HYSO Conductor Apprentice, Nicholas Kinney

RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Conducted by HYSO Conductor Apprentice, Nicole Page

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (movement 1)
Raymond Feng, piano
HYSO Concerto Competition Winner

JACOB: Concerto for Horn and Strings (movement 1)
Grace Taylor, horn
HYSO Concerto Competition Winner

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture

RUSSELL SCARBROUGH: Solaces
strings only

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol

  • Time
    12 May, 2019 PM 3:00 — 12 May, 2019 PM 5:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Live from Hochstein – fivebyfive: Modern Chamber Music
Event summary
The quintet fivebyfive performs music by Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, and David Lang, among others.
Event details

Formed in 2015, the quintet fivebyfive focuses on engaging audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music. Featuring Laura Lentz, flute; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Sungmin Shin, electric guitar; Eric Polenik, bass; and Haeyeun Jeun, piano.

Hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM, Live from Hochstein is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. 

This free weekly "brown-bag" concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

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
    15 May, 2019 PM 12:10 — 15 May, 2019 PM 12:50
Hochstein Performance Hall
Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus Concert - "Songs of Children"
Event summary
The final GVOC concert of the season reflects on the innocence and honesty of children. 
Event details

John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” is a classic work that beautifully combines youthful voices with an adult choir and orchestra. Orchestra and adult choir provide poetry while young voices interweave with fun tunes and ancient folk songs.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit the GVOC website at www.gvoc.org.

  • Time
    18 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 18 May, 2019 PM 9:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO orKIDStra: Platypus Theatre’s “Presto Mambo!”
Event summary
Be ready to dance in the aisles! Michael Butterman returns to conduct Platypus Theatre’s interactive family show that highlights the rhythms of Latin American music.
Event details

Crafts in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. For tickets and information, visit rpo.orgcall 585-454-2100, or purchase tickets at Wegmans.

The program includes:
GUTIÉRREZ Alma Llanera Pajarillo
DE ABREU Tico Tico no Fubá
SOUSA Liberty Bell March
BÉLANGER, MARC Potpourri Lavalois
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
TRUDEL, ALAIN Drum Magic
TRADITIONAL (ARR. WAGLER) La Mariposa
REVUELTAS “Duelo” from Hommaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
TRADITIONAL (ARR. WAGLER)  La Bruja
SHELDON, ROBERT Danzas Cubanas
MORRICONE “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission
DE FALLA (ARR. CHAPELIER) “Spanish Dance No.1” from La Vida Breve
BERNSTEIN (ARR. PERESS)  “Mambo” from West Side Story

  • Time
    19 May, 2019 PM 2:00 — 19 May, 2019 PM 3:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
27May
27May
Event summary
There are no regularly scheduled lessons or classes on Monday, May 27, 2019.
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    27 May, 2019 — 27 May, 2019
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2019 Honors Convocation
Event summary
Hochstein showcases the Merit Scholarship winners in grades 5-12 in this special student performance concert.
Event details

The scholarship winners were selected during auditions that were held February–March 2019. More details to come.

  • Time
    31 May, 2019 PM 7:00 — 31 May, 2019 PM 9:00
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 Grace Adams—will be featured in this free afternoon concert.
Event details

More information to come ...

  • Time
    01 Jun, 2019 PM 3:00 — 01 Jun, 2019 PM 4:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
RPO: Christoph Denoth Plays Spanish Guitar
Event summary
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Matthew Kraemer and guitarist Christoph Denoth.
Event details

Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Christoph Denoth, guitar

FALLThree-cornered Hat Suite No. 1

PALOMThe Garden of Bacchus (world premiere)

 

For tickets and more information, visit rpo.org, call 585-454-2100, or purchase tickets at Wegmans.

  • Time
    02 Jun, 2019 PM 2:00 — 02 Jun, 2019 PM 4:00
Hochstein Performance Hall
Finger Lakes Concert Band Spring Concert
Event summary
Under the direction of Gregory Kane, the Finger Lakes Concert Band brings together instrumentalists from around the Finger Lakes region – ages 15 to 90 – to perform a wide variety of exciting wind band music.
Event details

More information to come ...

  • Time
    02 Jun, 2019 PM 3:00 — 02 Jun, 2019 PM 5:00
Canandaigua Academy
08Jun
08Jun
Spring Dance Gala
Event summary
Students take the stage in this free afternoon performance celebrating Hochstein’s unique and diverse dance department, which includes ballet, tap, modern, and Latin dance. 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.
  • Time
    08 Jun, 2019 PM 2:30 — 08 Jun, 2019 PM 3:30
Hochstein Performance Hall
HochStrings Spring Concert
Event summary
The HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra, directed by Pia Liptak, performs a concert of string music.
Event details

More information to come...

  • Time
    14 Jun, 2019 PM 5:45 — 14 Jun, 2019 PM 6:30
Hochstein Chapel
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