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.

Tune in during these hours to hear Performance Rochester selections (specific times within the hour will vary)

Mon 4/3    9:00 am    Malcolm Bilson, pianoforte and the Cambini Winds perform Beethoven
Tue 4/4    4:00 pm Publick Musick performes music by Isabella Leonarda
Wed 4/5    1:00 pm Madrigalia performs a Suite of Songs
Thu 4/6 8:00 am Percussionists Christopher Jones & Drew Worden perform music of Ivan Trevino
Fri 4/7 5:00 pm Cellist Julian Schwarz performs music of Schumann

Sun 4/9    6:00 am    The Eastman Trombone Choir performs an Ave Maria by Biebl
Mon 4/10 11:00 am    Members of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester perform Brahms' Piano Quintet
Tue 4/11 7:00 am    Baroque cellist Glenna Curren perfoms music by Domenico Gabrielli
Wed 4/12 2:00 pm    Members of Pegasus Early Music present selections from Barbara's Venice
Thu 4/13 12:00 pm    The Hochstein Alumni Orchestra presents an Overture by Beethoven
Fri 4/14 9:00 am    Dr. William Weinert leads VOICES in music of Brahms
Sat 4/15 5:00 pm    Members of First Muse present music of Dvorak

Mon 4/17 6:00 pm    Members of the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra present music by Beethoven
Tue 4/18 1:00 pm    Members of Publick Musick present music from their Of Heaven and Earth concert
Wed 4/19 8:00 am    It's a trio by Pablo de Sarasate from Live from Hochstein
Thu 4/20 3:00 pm    Concentus Women's Chorus presents a cantata by Daniel Pinkham
Fri 4/21 12:00 pm    Members of Pegasus Early Music present music by Erlebach

Sun 4/23 7:00 am    Cellist Natasha Farny performs Variations on a Slovak Theme
Mon 4/24 7:00 am    The Red Creek Duo performs a Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Tue 4/25 2:00 pm    Members of the Society for Chamber Music present a Poulenc Sextet
Wed 4/26 11:00 am    The Amenda Quartet presents Beethoven
Thu 4/27 9:00 am    First Inversion performs a premiere work by Hasse
Fri 4/28 6:00 pm    Pianist Yi-Wen Chang performs music by Granados
Sat 4/29 5:00 pm     The Neave Trio presents Leonard Bernstein's Piano Trio

Sun 4/30 6:00 am    Students from the Eastman School present Bach Cantata No. 56

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op 135

The Amenda Quartet consists of Patricia Sunwoo and David Brickman, violins; Melissa Matson, viola; Mimi Hwang, cello.

This concert, First Muse: It Must Be! was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Rochester on May 15, 2016.  

http://firstinversion.org/about/

Johann Adolph Hasse:  Miserere in c minor (Rochester Premiere)
   I.  Miserere mei Deus
   III. Ecce enim

Recorded live on November 15, 2015 at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, Lee Wright directed First Inversion in this concert "Can You Handel Hasse?" which was part of the Rochester Early Music Festival.

Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Enrique Granados: Two Pieces from Goyescas
   Los Requiebros
   El fandango de candil

This concert "Spanish Music, Then and Now" was performed at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on October 26, 2016 as part of the Live from Hochstein lunchtime concert series.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, Yi-Wen Chang is on Hochstein's piano faculty and is an active concert pianist.

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  Leonard Bernstein:  Piano Trio

Recorded live from the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on November 2, 2016 as part of the Live from Hochstein season.

The Neave trio consists of Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano.

J. S. Bach: Cantata No. 56, Ich will den Kreuzstab, 1st movement

John Meyer, baritone, Miles Canaday, conductor.  Recorded November 6, 2016 at Reformation Lutheran Church. Performed by students from the Eastman School of Music, and hosted by the ACDA Eastman Chapter as part of the Bach Cantata Series.

Have you been hearing them...the highlights from concerts all around the greater Rochester community?  We'd love to get your comments.  Click on the title to share your comments and responses to WXXI's Performance Rochester celebration! 

Rochester is blessed with an amazing wealth of classical musicians who live and work right here in our fine city.  Every night classical music lovers have a smorgasbord of concerts to choose from.  But who can attend them all?

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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http://www.neavetrio.com/

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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http://www.erchoirs.org/voices1.html

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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