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

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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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/

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