Live from Hochstein: Gossamer Edge
The trio Gossamer Edge performs works from their program “Garden of Delights,” featuring music set to the lyrical poetry of famed Indian Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. The poetry – along with music by John Alden Carpenter, Cary Ratcliff, and Mikhail Ipollitov-Ivanov – beckons springtime and evokes garden riches. The program also includes music by Fauré and Schubert, among others, along with poetry readings.
You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday May 11th 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.
The voice-flute-piano trio Gossamer Edge (Allyn Van Dusen, mezzo-soprano; Rita George-Simmons, flute; and Paula Bobb, piano) was formed in 2012 to explore the vibrant repertory for this trio combination, as well as solo literature and duos combining the instruments in different ways that make for intriguing and varied programs.
Rita George Simmons and Paula Bobb are both members of Hochstein’s faculty, in flute and piano, respectively. Mezzo-soprano Allyn Van Dusen is a versatile performer who has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, RPO, and Rochester Oratorio Society, among others.
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.