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Live from Hochstein: Then and Now: Tinkering with Mozart

Pianist Yi-Wen Chang

Until the 20th century, pianists were often performers, composers, improvisers, and transcribers. However, pianists today are mostly dedicated to playing only other people’s works. In this concert, pianist Yi-Wen Chang resumes these roles by transforming Mozart’s tunes with improvisatory styles by pianists from different periods. Works include music/transcriptions by Mozart, Czerny, Stephen Hough, Dibyte, and Yi-Wen Chang.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday November 2nd 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 well-established concert pianist, Yi-Wen Chang has been praised for her impeccable technique and creative communicative ideas. She has appeared as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Taiwan. In 2015, she launched the “Then and Now” concert series combining traditional and contemporary music and presenting their evolution from the past to present. Chang is on the piano faculty of The Hochstein School and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series midday concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from The Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free 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 the day. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on WXXI Classical.

* Masks and vaccination are encouraged but not required. Please note that only bottled water is allowed in the newly renovated hall.