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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.

  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.  

  Celebrate the season with brass music performed by musicians from the Eastman School of Music on November 28th over lunch (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.  

  

  Johannes Brahms was heartbroken as he wrote his second sextet for strings - coding the name of his beloved in the pensive, romantic music. Lose yourself in this musical world over lunch on November 14th (12:10-12:50pm) with some wonderful musicians: violinists Molly McDonald and Eri Noda, violists Olita Strazds Povero and Aika Ito, and cellists Cora Swenson Lee and Jennifer Carpenter.

  They're a bit classical, a bit jazz  - the "Classy-Jazz" Trio is Ramon Ricker (soprano saxophone), Nancy Boone-Bahr (baritone saxophone), and Yi-Wen Chang (piano).  And regardless of genre, it's all good - and you'll want to spend lunch with this trio when they're on Live from Hochstein November 7th (12:10-12:15pm).

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.  

Embark on a musical adventure through Baroque Europe over lunch with the Trio Speranza on Live from Hochstein, Wednesday October 31st (12:10-12:50pm).  

Experience the bold virtuosity of 17th Century Italy, the boundless variety of the Stylus Phantasticus in Austria, and the beauty and refinement of the High Baroque in France.

Treat yourself to some beautiful piano trios by Russian romantic Anton Arensky and tango-inspired Astor Piazzolla on Live from Hochstein October 24th with violinist Eri Noda, cellist Jennifer Carpenter, and pianist Yi-Wen Chang.

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.  

Lose yourself in love songs from South America over lunch, on Live from Hochstein on October 17th (12:10-12:50pm) with guitarist Ken Luk and double bass player Wan-Ling Chuang.

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.  

Enjoy lunch with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on October 10th (12:10-12:50pm).

Conductor Chelsea Tipton will lead the RPO in Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Giacchino Rossini's charming overture to The Barber of Seville, in the first Live from Hochstein program the 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.

Concerts begin at 12:10 pm at the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a lunch at the many area restaurants. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes. New this year: the rain location is at MCC’s downtown campus and in the event of rain, the change in venue will be announced via social media. Note that the June 14 concert is scheduled to take place at MCC as a special campus event. 

 

To hear a concert by pianist Tony Caramia is to hear beautiful and unexpected music. He follows his intuition, chance, a ravenous curiosity and a good ear into some wonderful musical discoveries, that open up new worlds for listeners – as well as for the students he teaches at Eastman. 

On Live from Hochstein this afternoon, Caramia is playing music that stands out for its lovely harmonies – and playful energy -  in a program called “Syncopated Sounds from Germany.” Listen above to hear him introduce you to Ernest Fischer, Erwin Schulhoff, Lothar Perl, and others.  

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