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Live from Hochstein

Seasonal, Wednesdays 12:10 to 12:50pm, rpt 10 to 11pm 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.

Picture of the RPO on stage at Hochstein
Erich Camping

Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is back with a whole new season of performances 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. 
 


The season kicks off with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Daniel Meyer on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:10 p.m. You can attend these concerts in person at Hochstein, listen to them on the radio on WXXI Classical 91.5, or stream them right here on our website. Here's the full schedule: 

Find peace and hope this week on Live from Hochstein with Musica Spei singing favorite choral masterworks from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday May 18th, starting at 12:10pm. 

Soprano Paulina Swierczek and the Eastman Cello Ensemble will perform music by Heitor Villa-Lobos this week on Live from Hochstein. 

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday May 11th, starting at 12:10pm.

Petar Kodzas plays music that represents three centuries of composers writing for the guitar this week on Live from Hochstein – with music by Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Radamés Gnattali. 

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday May 4th, starting at 12:10pm.

The RPO Marimba band will play a great program this week on Live from Hochstein, with music by Khachaturian, Barber, Tchaikovsky, and more. 

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday April 27th, starting at 12:10pm.

This week on Live from Hochstein, pianist Jennifer Hayghe and cellist Rosemary Ellott team up for a romantic program including music by Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Edvard Grieg.

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday April 20th, starting at 12:10pm.

Three young musicians standing on stairs: Shannon Chow, Joy Zhang, and Xilin Zhou
Hochstein School of Music

Three outstanding young musicians take center stage this week on Live from Hochstein: flutists Shannon Chow and Joy Zhang and clarinetist Xilin Zhou.

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday April 13th, starting at 12:10pm.

Each spring Hochstein has a series of auditions for its students who compete for Merit Scholarship Awards. The winners from Grades 11-12 not only receive a cash award, they also get the chance to perform on the Live from Hochstein spring series.