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

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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 http://www.musicaspei.org/

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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http://telostrio.com/

Suite of Songs of Home and of Exile

Madrigalia is a Rochester, NY based chamber ensemble that performs choral music from across the centuries. Recorded in May 2015, we'll hear Songs by Clare Maclean, Bob Chilcott, Doyle Lawson and works transcribed by Cary Ratcliff.  Cary Ratcliff directs and accompanies at the piano.

To learn more, visit: http://www.madrigalia.org/

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http://www.madrigalia.org/

Finzi: 5 Bagatelles

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on March 29, 2009. Robert DeLutis is a former professor at Eastman School of Music and now teaches at the University of Maryland School of Music. Cherry Tsang recently completed her doctorate in piano performance at the Eastman School of music.

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Robert DeLutis

http://www.music.umd.edu/

Laura Heimes, soprano
José Lemos, countertenor
Pegasus Early Music

Scarlatti: Marc-Antonio e Cleopatra

Originally recorded in 2013, Laura Heimes and José Lemos perform with Pegasus Early Music. Brazilian countertenor has performed extensively in Europe and the United States. A native of Rochester, NY, Laura Heimes has collaborated with many of leading figures in early music. Learn more about the artists at http://www.pegasusearlymusic.org/

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Ivan Trevino, percussion
Rebecca Gilbert, flute
Melissa Matson, viola
Kathleen Kemp, cello

Trevino: Chamber Riffs (premier)

Originally performed at a First Muse concert on February 17, 2013. Percussionist Ivan Trevino’s Chamber Riffs was commissioned by Vicki and Richard Schwartz. 

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http://ivandrums.com/

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