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Live from Hochstein – Lars Kirvan and Edward Castilano: Music for Cello and Bass

20 Mar, 2024 12:10 PM — 20 Mar, 2024 12:50 PM    50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester New York United States
Event summary
Featuring Lars Kirvan, cello, and Edward Castilano, bass, performing music of Mozart, Dragonetti, Rossini, and The Beatles.
Event details

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.

Click here to read the program notes.


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 12:10 PM — 20 Mar, 2024 12:50 PM
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