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Live from Hochstein: Lars Kirvan and Edward Castilano: Music for Cello and Bass, 3/20

two men in suites stand next to each other, the one on the left holding a double bass, the one on the right holds a cello
Cellist Lars Kirvan and bassist Edward Castilano from the RPO open the spring season of Live from Hochstein on March 20, 2024

Cellist Lars Kirvan and bassist Edward Castilano are members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, who have been performing together as a duo for about five years. Their program includes Mozart’s Duo in Bb Major; music by Domenico Dragonetti, a Venetian-born bassist who was an associate of Beethoven and Haydn; selections from Rossini’s virtuosic Duetto for Cello and Bass, and a medley of timeless songs by The Beatles.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday, March 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.

Lars Kirvan joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and was recently appointed Assistant Principal Cello. Lars is also the Assistant Principal Cello of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, he has also been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Verbier Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, and World Orchestra for Peace, among others.

A member of the RPO bass section since 2013, Edward Castilano is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University. He was Principal Bass of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra until 2011, and has also performed with Lincoln Center Chamber Players and participated in the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival and Spoleto Festival.

Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of midday concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from The Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duos, and vocal and chamber ensembles. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on WXXI Classical.

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