Founded in 2010 by Evan Meccarello, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra (HAO) is a reunion orchestra composed of musicians who received musical training at The Hochstein School. During its history, the orchestra has performed summer concerts in Canandaigua and Perinton, and since January 2011 has performed an annual winter concert in Hochstein’s Performance Hall in downtown Rochester.
In addition to works of standard repertory, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra has presented three world premiere compositions by alumni as well as featured alumni soloists from around western New York. Over the years, HAO has forged connections between members of the Rochester community and beyond, with many of its founding members graduating from college to become music teachers around the region. The return of these experienced players year after year not only fosters connections between them and the younger musicians, but presents unique energy and camaraderie in performance.
To get involved, contact conductor Evan Meccarello.
The 2020 Hochstein Alumni Orchestra concert is on January 4. For more information on the concert, click here.