© 2024 WXXI Public Broadcasting, 280 State St. Rochester, NY 14614, (585) 325-7500
Celebrating 50 years on FM 91.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Live from Hochstein: Then and Now: Metamorphosis, Wed 11/15

Pianist Yi-Wen Chang

Repetition in music is a mesmerizing process: it’s like magic, starting with simple elements then embarking on an unexpected wondrous journey. In this music program, you will hear various forms of repetition, including Mozart’s well-known Theme and Variations on Ah vous dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star); Brahms’ transcription of Bach’s heart-wrenching violin piece Chaconne; Philip Glass’ surreal and hypnotic minimalist work Escape! from the film The Hours; Matt Herskowitz’s fusion of classical and jazz piece, Bach à la Jazz; and Joe Hisaishi’s Merry-Go-Round of Life from Studio Ghibli’s animated film Howl's Moving Castle.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday November 15th 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.

A well-established concert pianist, Yi-Wen Chang has been praised for her impeccable technique and creative communicative ideas. She has appeared as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Taiwan. In 2015, she launched the “Then and Now” concert series combining traditional and contemporary music and presenting their evolution from the past to present. Chang is on the piano faculty of The Hochstein School and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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.