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Live from Hochstein: Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners

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Cellist Sean Li and saxophonist Sara Ward, winners of the 2022 Hochstein Merit Scholarships, will be featured on this lunchtime concert.

You're invited to hear these young musicians on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday April 13th 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.

A senior at Pittsford Mendon High School, Sean Li has played the cello since the age of 10 and currently studies with Kathy Kemp at The Hochstein School. He currently serves as the co-principal cellist of the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra and is part of Hochstein’s Honors Certificate Program. Sean also studies piano with Joseph Werner and previously performed on Live from Hochstein.

A junior at Churchville Chili High School, Sara Ward has been studying saxophone under Nancy Boone-Bahr at The Hochstein School since March 2020. Sara is enrolled in Hochstein’s Honors Certificate Program and recently performed with the Hochstein Youth Wind Symphony.

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.