Classical 91.5

Performance Rochester

In recognition of the significant classical music riches in Rochester, in April 2018 Classical 91.5 will be presenting live performances from concert halls in and around Rochester and from the studios of WXXI Classical 91.5. Highlighted performances have been curated from a number of ensembles, including:  Ensemble PerhipsousFirst Inversion, First Muse, fivebyfive, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, Madrigalia, Pegasus Early Music, Publick Musick, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, and VOICES. You'll hear music from all time periods and a variety of instrumentation and voices, including Bach's monumental Mass in b minor, in its entirety. We'll highlight one group performance each day beginning in April 2nd and all of our hosts will share in celebrating the musical riches of Rochester.

Tune in during these hours to hear Performance Rochester selections (specific times within the hour will vary)   Click on the links below to learn more about each performance and hear a portion of the performance.

Mon 4/2 @ 9:00a  Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and guitarist Lynn McGrath perform Benjamin Britten: Folk Songs, Vol 6
Tue 4/3 @ 3:00p  Madrigalia performs selections from Magic, Spells and Mystery
Wed 4/4 @ 1:00p  Pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the Society for Chamber Music Rochester for Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1
Thu 4/5 @ 8:00a     The Hochstein Alumni Orchestra performs Borodin's Petite Suite
Fri 4/6 @ 5:00p  Melissa Matson and Kurt Galvan perform Vaughan Williams: suite for Viola and Piano

Sun 4/8 @ 6:00a     Pegasus Early Music celebrates Monteverdi's 450th
Mon 4/9 @ 11:00a  Ensemble Perihipsous performs Michael Haydn's Sigismondo Requiem  
Tue 4/10 @ 7:00a  The Rochester Oratorio Society performs music by Lili Boulanger
Wed 4/11 @ 2:00p  Members of SCMR perform Bach's Goldberg Variations in Bach to the Future
Thu 4/12 @ 12:00p  Melissa Matson and Kurt Galvan perform Frank Bridge's Two Pieces for Viola and Piano
Fri 4/13 @ 9:00a  Members of The Publick Musick perform music by Telemann
Sat 4/14 @ 12:00p  Members of SCMR perform Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Mon 4/16 @ 6:00p  The Rochester Oratorio Society performs music by Amy Beach
Tue 4/17 @ 10:00a  Madrigalia and Cordancia join forces for Songs of the Soul
Wed 4/18 @ 8:00a  First Inversion presents Turkish Love Songs & Other Romantic Rarities
Thu 4/19 @ 3:00p  Jon Manasse and the Amenda Quartet present Brahms' Clarinet Quintet (First Muse)
Fri 4/20 @ 12:00p  Members of First Muse present David Liptak's Cold Litanies

Sun 4/22 @ 6:00a  First Inversion and organists present Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle
Mon 4/23 @ 7:00a  Pegasus Early Music presents excerpts of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas
Tue 4/24 @ 11:00a  VOICES Chamber Choir performs Bach's Mass in b - Part I
Wed 4/25 @ 2:00p  VOICES Chamber Choir performs Bach's Mass in b - Part II
Thu 4/26 @ 9:00a  Members of SCMR perform Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfield
Fri 4/27 @ 4:00p  The Hochstein Alumni Orchestra presents Richard Strauss' Oboe Concerto
Sat 4/28 @ 5:00p  fivebyfive performs Magic with Everyday Objects by Missy Mazzoli

Mon 4/30 @ 1:00p  The Rochester Oratorio Society performs Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso

Franz Biebl/arr. Royce Lumpkin: Ave Maria

The Eastman Trombone Choir, now in its 75th year, has played around the country and around the world. In this performance, Conductors Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind bring the Trombone Choir to Classical 91.5's Backstage Pass in a concert recorded before a live audience on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op 34 (1864)

Juliana Athayde, violin; Thomas Rodgers, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; Steven Doane, cello and pianist Chiao-Wen Chen perform in a concert "German Masters" recorded at Hochstein on Feb 7, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Christina Balsam Curren Glenna Curren

Domenico Gabrielli:  Ricercar No. 3 in D Major

Glenna Curren, Baroque cello

Recorded November 11, 2016 at St. Anne Church

Strozzi: Lagrime mie
Cazzati: Balletto e Corrente Quarta
Strozzi: Con le belle non ci vol fretta

Pegasus Early Music presented the concert Barbara’s Venice on September 25, 2016 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 Fitzhugh St.
In these selections from the concert we hear Laura Heimes, soprano; Luthien Brackett, alto; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass; Daniel Swenberg and Deborah Fox, lutes and theorbo.

Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture

This concert was presented at Hochstein Performance Hall on June 26, 2016.

Brahms: Four Quartets, Op 92
  O schoene Nacht

This concert was recorded on October 7, 2016 at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1040 East Avenue in Rochester.

Dvorak: Moravian Duets, Op 32 (transcribed by Kellogg & Zalkind)

The Slighted Heart
  The Wild Rose
  The Modest Maid
  The Main Imprisoned
  Fly, Sweet Songster
  The Pledge of Love

The First Muse concert Two Trombonists Walk into a Bar was recorded January 24, 2016 at the First Unitarian Church in Rochester. 

(Left to right) Mark Kellogg, Priscilla Yuen, Larry Zalkind

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello  I. Allegro

Dylan Kennedy, violin; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello; Benjamin Hopkins, piano (clockwise from top left)

Recorded at the Hochstein Performance Hall on June 26, 2016 with the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, Evan Meccarello, conductor.

Expedition Audio

Weckmann:  Wie liegt die Stadt so wuest

Laura Heims, soprano; Micha Bouvier, baritone; Boel Gidholm & Mary Riccardi, Baroque violins; Christel Thielmann, Rosamund Morley and Cora Swenson Lee, viola da gamba; Naomi Gregory and Edoardo Bellotti, organ.

Publick Musick, a Baroque group that plays on period instruments, joined forces with renowned early music singers to create a program “Of Heaven and Earth,” in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Matthais Weckmann.

Wikimedia Commons

Pablo de Sarasate:  Navarra

Navarra is a single-movement orchestral work composed by Pablo de Sarasate. It was first published in 1889, first in a two violins + piano version, and then as an orchestral piece with two solo violins.

In this concert, recorded November 6, 2016 at the Hochstein Performance Hall from the fall season of Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami, we hear Wilfredo Deglans and Tigran Vardanyan, violins; Nick Weiser, piano.

Ferenc Paczka Portrait of Violinist Pablo de Sarasate 1877