Live from Hochstein: American Soundscapes: Music for Cello, Trumpet, and Piano
The program, “American Soundscapes,” is an exploration of the widely varied musical languages employed by American composers through repertoire written for cello, piano, and trumpet, performed by Cora Swenson Lee, cello; Apollo Lee, trumpet; Yoshiko Arahata, piano.
The program includes pieces in a late Romantic style by Amy Beach; those which explore timbre and tonality such as the Sonata for Trumpet and Cello by Yves Chardon; music inspired by African-American spirituals by Margaret Bonds; music for the unusual trio of trumpet, cello, and piano by both Eric Ewazen and Carson Cooman; and more.
You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday May 18th 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.
Cora Swensen Lee and Apollo Lee are both former Hochstein faculty members and Eastman alums with extensive chamber and orchestral experience, now based in central Illinois. A member of Hochstein’s piano faculty, Yoshiko Arahata enjoys a multifaceted career as an internationally active pianist, educator, improvisor, and composer. More than one composer on the program also has a connection to Rochester!