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Nazareth College Women in Music Festival starts a new season of Live from Hochstein

Members of the Nazareth College music faculty celebrate the artistry of women composers during the first Women in Music Festival.

Live from Hochstein returns with a lunchtime concert by faculty from the Nazareth College of Music with highlights from the Women in Music Festival on March 23rd at 12:10pm

The lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein is returning this spring, with a program of music composed by women.

The music includes a Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke – who performed the sonata here in Rochester in 1923 for George Eastman at his house; Song Without Words for Clarinet and Piano by Libby Larson; Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds; and a set of vocal pieces by Alma Mahler, Lili Boulanger, and Amy Beach. The program features Ryan Hardcastle, viola; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Yoshiko Arahata, piano; Jacob Ertl, piano; and Jessica Best, mezzo-soprano.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday March 23rd 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.

Hope you can tune in or come out in person for the full season:

March 23 – Nazareth College Women in Music Festival

March 30 – Antara Winds: Bridging Centuries

April 6 – Northeast Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society: Plus One

April 13 – Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners

April 20 – Spring Recess, No concert today

April 27 – Geneseo Chamber Singers

May 4 – A Trio of Trios

May 11 – Gossamer Edge

May 18 – American Soundscapes: Music for Cello, Trumpet, and Piano

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.