Classical 91.5

Live from Hochstein

Seasonal, Wednesdays 12:10 to 12:50pm, rpt 9 to 10 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi.org

Hosted by Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami, Live from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Broadcast live from the Hochstein Performance Hall (50 North Plymouth Ave. in Rochester), the series presents performances by some of the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour.  The season also includes the annual Hochstein Recital Winners Concert.

The Hochstein School has been a center for learning music and dance in Rochester now for 100 years.

Hear the stories and music that connect this community school to the history of our city over the past century - from its origins as a settlement school to teach music to immigrant children in Rochester, through years of growth and development to suit the changing needs of Rochester’s communities, to its role today as a place to learn and experience music, dance, and more.

The Hochstein School has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all on-site programming through the end of April. This include the Live from Hochstein programs that are normally broadcast on WXXI. We hope to be able to resume these broadcasts later this spring. WXXI Classical 91.5 will broadcast selections from previous Live from Hochstein programs as part of the music over lunch on Wednesdays and share complete encore broadcasts on Wednesday nights at 9pm.

March 25th, 9pm:  French music for cello and piano with the Ekstasis Duo, originally broadcast March 20, 2019

April 1st, 9pm: The Sibley Chamber Players and Brahms, originally broadcast April 12, 2017

April 8th, noon and 9pm: Hochstein at 100 - Music and stories from The Hochstein School's one hundred year history.

April 15th, 9pm: Antara Winds, originally broadcast March 27, 2019

April 22nd, 9pm: Then and Now: We Compose, with pianist Yi-Wen Chang, originally broadcast 11/15/2017

April 29th, 9pm: Chamber Music for Two, with Duo Semplice and the Janus Duo, originally broadcast November 1st, 2017

The winners of this year’s David Hochstein Recital Competition were Andrew Guo, a Frisbee-playing violinist who edits his school newspaper, and Sam Reeder, a track-running clarinetist and mathematician who has created his own language. 

You can hear them on the radio Wednesday November 27th, at noon (and again at 10pm) as Live from Hochstein takes a break for the Thanksgiving week holiday. They were recorded in concert at The Hochstein School on May 10th 2019 by Carl Pultz of Alembic Productions.

Aaron Winters

Syrinx XXII is a trio with an unusual, perhaps unique, combination of instruments: flutes, recorders, and piano.

They visited Rochester this week to perform on our lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein, along with a few other performances throughout the region.  What a discovery! The way that they blend the wide range of tones and textures of their instruments into sweet and surprising music.  You can listen to that show here online. 

You can listen online to selected past episodes of the lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein.  Click here to view the current season.

 

Join Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami at Granite Mills Park in High Falls for Hochstein at High Falls, a free lunchtime concert series, presented by High Falls Business Association, Hochstein School of Music & Dance, WXXI, and Monroe Community College (MCC). Mona welcomes a new band to the park each week. Please note: This is a live concert series, and will not be broadcast on WXXI radio.

  Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of lunchtime concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on WXXI Classical 91.5.

You can listen online to selected past episodes of the lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein.  Click here to view the current season.

A ceremony commemorated the 100th anniversary of David Hochstein’s death Monday morning.

David Hochstein was born in 1892, later graduating from East High. He then got his masters in Europe with the help of George Eastman, and went on to play stages around the world, including Carnegie Hall.


The annual David Hochstein Recital Competition recognizes outstanding musicianship and performance skills of advanced student musicians in grades 10-12 who reside in the nine-county region surrounding Greater Rochester. The students who win this competition perform at a recital at Hochstein each spring.

  Our annual celebration of the holiday season with the choral chamber ensemble Madrigalia, led by music director Cary Ratcliff. Find some peace and inspiration in music over lunch on December 5th (12:10-12:50pm).

You're invited to come out to hear the music in person at the Hochstein Performance Hall (50 N. Plymouth Avenue, downtown Rochester) or listen to it broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5.  

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