Classical 91.5

Performance Rochester

In recognition of the significant classical music riches in Rochester, in April 2017 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: Concentus, First Inversion, ESM, Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, Madrigalia, Musica Spei, Pegasus Early Music, Publick Musick, First Muse, Rochester Early Music Festival, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, VOICES, as well as Live from Hochstein, Backstage Pass and more. You'll hear music from all time periods and a variety of instrumentation and voices. We'll highlight one group performance each day beginning in April 3rd and all of our hosts will share in celebrating the musical riches of Rochester.

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 16 in D

Originally performed at “Live from Hochstein” in Fall 2014. The Neave Trio has performed at some of the world’s finest concert halls and is the Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence at San Diego University.  http://www.neavetrio.com/

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Suite of Songs

Originally recorded on July 21, 2013. Founded by director William Weinert, Voices is an Eastman student chamber chorus consisting of some of the finest voices of tomorrow.   http://www.erchoirs.org/voices1.html

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Stepan Rak: Elegy (Homage a Sibelius)

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on November 13, 2015. Thomas Torrisi is earning his doctorate at Eastman School of Music and has won 1st place at the APSU Concerto Competition and the Memphis Beethoven Club Competition.  

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Thomas Torrisi

 https://www.gigmasters.com/

Bach: Cantata No. 75, Die Elenden sollen essen

This performance was the opening concert of the 2015-16 Eastman Bach Cantata Series, performed by Eastman School of Music students and alumni, recorded at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on September 20, 2015. This rarely heard cantata is the first of J.S. Bach’s project to compose a cantata for every Sunday and holiday in the liturgical year.  

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Christopher Wilke, lute

Carre: Chaconne

Originally performed at the 2013 Rochester Early Music Festival. Christopher Wilke recently received his doctorate in Early Music Performance at Eastman School of Music and teaches at Nazareth College. He has been featured in NPR’s national early music program Sunday Morning Baroque.  More at http://www.christopherwilke.com/

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Eastman Saxophone Project

Djupstrom: Long, long ago

Originally performed in Spring 2015 at “Live from Hochstein.” The Eastman Saxophone Project strives to promote the saxophone through innovative programming. Learn more about the ensemble at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/saxophonestudio/esp/

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Doleen Hood, piano

Joseph Werner, piano

Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel

Originally performed at “Live from Hochstein” in Spring 2015. “Milonga del Angel” is one of Piazzolla’s many pieces inspired by angels. Raised Catholic, Piazzolla embraces superstitions and tango music is the root of his compositional style. http://interactive.wxxi.org/hochstein/shows/2015/04/live-hochstein-rachmaninoff-two-pianos

Rebecca Gilbert, flute
Dave Mancini, percussion
Sam Shuhan, double bass
Nick Weiser, piano

Tyzik: Mallorca

Originally performed at “Live from Hochstein” as part of the Flauto Latino program in Spring 2015. “Mallorca,” written by RPO Principal Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik, requires improvisation in a jazz style.

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Maestro Jeff Tyzik

www.theseattlesymphony.org

Guerrero: Lamentatio Jeremiae

Originally recorded in the 2014-15 concert series, at “The Spirit Delight.” Based in Rochester, NY, Musica Spei is an early music vocal ensemble that specializes in sacred works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. To learn more, visit http://www.musicaspei.org/

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Telos Trio
Rita George Simmons, flute
Debbie Grohman, clarinet
Willie LaFavor, piano

Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances

Originally recorded on Live from Hochstein in Fall 2014. This Rochester, NY-based trio features flute, clarinet, and piano. They will also be featured on Hochstein’s “Spotlight on Faculty” series on Friday, January 29 at 7pm. Learn more at http://telostrio.com/

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