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"Hochstein is a hub of Rochester. By bringing together people from all walks of life, and with economic and cultural differences in a nurturing, open and non-judgmental way, we focus on our shared humanity, rather than on our differences."

Live from Hochstein – Timeless Melodies: Brahms, Kreisler, Beach, Schoenfeld

08 May, 2024 12:10 PM — 08 May, 2024 12:50 PM    50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester New York United States
Event summary
Featuring Koki Tanaka, violin, and E-Na Song, piano.
Event details

Emotions are personal feelings. Koki Tanaka and E-Na Song will guide you through a journey of romantic pieces to showcase the variety of emotions that music can evoke. 

Brahms’ short piece Sonatensatz is particularly energetic, filled with a multitude of emotions. Fritz Kreisler was a master of expression on his violin, and Three Old Viennese Dances show a subtle performer’s personal touch. 

Amy Beach’s Romance introduces fluid lyricism and even more heightened emotions of late romantics. She was known for her expressive melodies and sophisticated harmonies.

Paul Shoenfeld's Four Souvenirs is a modern take on classical folk or popular music genre. All four movements – Samba, Tango, Tin Pan Alley, and Square Dance – require virtuosity of both violin and piano, and the music will take you briefly to a jazz club where you can sit back and enjoy the different mood from the previous pieces you just heard.

Click here to read the program notes.

Born in Korea, Dr. E-Na Song is a concert pianist, collaborative pianist, and educator. As an active performer, she has performed throughout the US, Poland, Spain, Austria, and Korea. Dr. Song is an adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology and Roberts Wesleyan University and on the piano faculty of The Hochstein School and Roberts Community Music School. 

Born in Japan, later moving to the United States, Dr. Koki Tanaka started playing the violin at age 6 and made his debut at age 18 at Benaroya Hall, performing with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and University of Washington, he has given solo recitals at Eastman School of Music, SUNY Brockport, George Eastman House, and Nazareth University.


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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    08 May, 2024 12:10 PM — 08 May, 2024 12:50 PM
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    Hochstein Performance Hall

    Hochstein Performance Hall

    Web Site: http://hochstein.org/About/How-to-Find-Us

    Address: 50 North Plymouth Avenue Rochester New York United States