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Live from Hochstein: Northeast Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society

Featuring members of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society (NEPACMS) – three of them Eastman alums – this concert extols the many beauties of chamber music in a program featuring works by Hwaen
Ch’uqi, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gabriel Fauré in combinations of ever-increasing density.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday April 6th 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.

Pianist Hwaen Ch’uqi’s own Deux Morceaux for cello and piano is bittersweet and poignant. The duo is joined by violin for Mendelssohn’s rhapsodic Piano Trio No. 1 and its non-stop flurry of notes. The piano trio is then joined by viola for Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 with its lush sonorities and bejeweling harmonies.

John Vaida and Amy Iwazumi are co-founders of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society (NEPACMS), each with experience performing in the U.S. and abroad. Lisa Caravan is an Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning at the Eastman School of Music and has performed with numerous orchestras, including the RPO. An Inca Indian and a native of Perú, pianist and composer Hwaen Ch’uqi is a world-renowned soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.

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.