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Live from Hochstein: Michael Wayne & Chiao-Wen Cheng, Wed 11/1

Eastman School of Music professors Michael Wayne and Chiao-Wen Cheng perform music for clarinet and piano, including works by Claude Debussy, Phillipe Gaubert, and Niels Gade; “Homage to Khachaturian” by the Hungarian clarinetist Béla Kovács; and “Peace” by the contemporary American composer Jessie Montgomery.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday November 1st 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.

Michael Wayne is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Eastman and also a faculty member at the National Orchestral Institute and annual coach at the New World Symphony. He has held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Tanglewood Music Center and was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and the Kansas City Symphony.

A versatile musician and educator, Taiwanese pianist Chiao-Wen Cheng has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in major venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Cheng has become a sought-after collaborative partner through her sensitive playing, vibrant sound colors, and detailed voicing. She joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Keyboard in 2022.

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.