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

Villa-Lobos: Mazurka-Choro

Tárrega: Capricho Arabe

Originally performed on “Live from Hochstein” in Spring 2014. Oksana Miller started guitar at age 6, and studied at the Hochstein School of Music for 10 years.  She won the 2014 Hochstein Merit Scholarship, and has participated in the International Guitar Festival in England. 

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http://hochstein.org/

David Brickman, violin
Stefan Reuss, cello
Diane Walsh, piano

This performance was recorded at the May, 17, 2015 “Fanny in May” concert by First Muse. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was sister to the better-known Felix Mendelssohn, and is considered by many to be equal in talent, though often overlooked. Her piano trio is one of her greatest works. 

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http://www.britannica.com

Randall Thompson, arr. Ying Quartet: Alleluia

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on January 25th, 2013. Comprised of Eastman faculty members, the Ying Quartet performs internationally in some of the world’s greatest concert halls, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. To learn more about the Ying Quartet, visit: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/ying_quartet/

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http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/ying_quartet/

Bedlam performs 16th century music for soprano voice and lute. Their name comes from the nickname from the 15th and 16th century Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, England, which in its time was an infamous psychiatric facility. The name came to mean “a state of madness, chaos, and the irrational nature of the world.” They performed in Rochester in February 2015 at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word as part of Pegasus Rising

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Diane Smith, flute
Judith Ricker, oboe
Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet
Mary Hickson Hunt, horn
John Hunt, bassoon

Paul Patterson: Westerly Winds

Formed in 1982, The Antara Winds have performed frequently on “Live from Hochstein” and perform in concert around the greater Rochester area. They played Paul Patterson's "Westerly Winds," inspired by West Country folk tunes, on Live from Hochstein's spring season in 2015.

Roger Bourland: Both Page and Pen
Eleanor Daley: Rise Up My Love
Pablo Casals: Nigra Sum

Founded in 2000, Concentus Women’s Chorus performs concerts of new and old choral works in the Greater Rochester and Central New York area. To learn more about Concentus, visit: http://www.concentus.org/home. This recording is from their performance on Live from Hochstein.

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http://www.concentus.org/home

Debussy: Act 4 & 5, Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

The Eastman Philharmonia and Chorale performed the last two acts of Debussy’s five act mystery play on the subject of St. Sebastian, as part of the Prismatic Debussy Festival. To learn more about these student ensembles, visit: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/

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http://www.esm.rochester.edu/

http://www.fromthetop.org/

Bloch: From Jewish Life

Rochester musician Annie Jacob-Perkins started cello at age 5 at Hochstein School of Music, and won a 2014 Hochstein Merit Scholarship and has been featured on NPR's show From The Top. She received a full scholarship to University of Southern California, where she now studies cello performance.

East End Quartet, 01/04/16

Aug 9, 2016
Photo by Gerry Szymanski

East End Quartet

J.S. Bach/Ito: Chaconne

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on May 12, 2015. The East End Quartet, formed in 2013 by Eastman graduate students, has won many awards and recognitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Find out more about the group at: http://jonathanwintringham.com/east-end-quartet/.

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