Live from Hochstein: The Pianist Speaks
Pianist Jacob Ertl, in his solo recital “The Pianist Speaks,” explores music that communicates compelling and provocative themes steeped in social justice, equality, and the journey of life through choice and consequence.
You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday October 20th at 12:10pm, in person* at the Hochstein Performance Hall (50 N. Plymouth Avenue, downtown Rochester) or by listening to the live broadcast on WXXI Classical.
His program includes Liszt’s Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, a movement from Schubert’s Sonata in A major, Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos by Missy Mazzoli, and No Surprises by Radiohead (as transcribed by Christopher O’Riley). View the program booklet online here.
Ertl has performed extensively in the United States and throughout Canada, China, France, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Serbia, and Spain. Performance highlights include solo recital debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, and Chicago radio’s “Live from WFMT” concert series. A sought-after performer, teacher, and adjudicator, Ertl currently serves as Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Associate Professor of Piano, and Performance Program Director at the Nazareth College School of Music.
Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of lunchtime concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5.
* Proof of vaccination is required for audience members (children age 11 and under must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult). All patrons will be required to wear masks. Please refrain from bringing food/drink into the hall so that we can all remain masked. See the full safety protocols online here.