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Live from Hochstein: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 10/18

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Conductor Jherrard Hardeman leading an orchestra
Elliot Mandel
New RPO Assistant Conductor Jherrard Hardeman leads the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Live music returns for lunch with a new season of Live from Hochstein, starting October 18th with a show featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of new RPO Assistant Conductor Jherrard Hardeman. The program includes Mikhail Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture; “The Moldau,” No. 2, from Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana; Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók; and “Hoe Down” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday, October 18th 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.

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music since its origins in 1922. The RPO presents approximately 150 concerts and broadcasts a year, serving up to 170,000 people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers throughout the region. Andreas Delfs was named music director in 2021, following notable RPO music directors Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman, Mark Elder, and Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, now in his 30th season, has earned a national reputation for excellence in pops programming during his tenure with the RPO. Jherrard Hardeman begins his first season with the RPO as Assistant Conductor (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Education and Community Engagement Chair).

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 during the day. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on WXXI Classical.

* Masks and vaccination are encouraged but not required. Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall.