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Live from Hochstein: Rosa Boemia plays Brazilian Choro

The trio Rosa Boemia presents a program of Brazilian choro music that features works by composers such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, and Waldyr Azevedo, among others. Translated as “Bohemian Rose,” Rosa Boemia features Ken Luk on bandolim (a Brazilian mandolin), Bernardo Marcondes Rodrigues on guitar, and Darien Lamen on pandeiro (a Brazilian hand drum).

You're invited to hear Rosa Boemia play choro on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday November 3rd 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.

Live from Hochstein Program Booklet 10/3/2021

Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre – the precursor to samba and bossa nova – that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century. The music blends African rhythms and European harmonies and form, with opportunities for improvisation. Many choro tunes are fast-paced, joyous, and virtuosic.

Rosa Boemia was formed in 2019 and has performed at Alfred University, Little Theatre Cafe, Bop Shop Records, Rochester Fringe Festival, and Eastman’s summer concert series.

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.

Mona Seghatoleslami is the host and producer on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. She also hosts the lunchtime concert series Live From Hochstein Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., interviews musicians, produces special programs, and works on any project she can find that helps connect people and music in our community through WXXI.