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Live from Hochstein: A Celebration of Dance

Inspired by people close to her who are all dancers – including her mother, who is a traditional Korean dancer; her Eastman School professor, Rebecca Penneys, a former ballet dancer; and her significant other, also a former ballet dancer – E-Na Song explores a variety of dance-influenced music in various writing styles and time periods.

This program features Beethoven’s uplifting Polonaise; Liszt’s dramatic and lyrical Tarantella, which has long been on Song’s wish list of pieces to learn; Dances of Marosszek by Kodály, an emotionally wide-ranging piece based on folk tunes from Hungary; and “Sleepwalker’s Shuffle” from Albright’s The Dream Rags, inspired by ragtime music.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday March 29th 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.

Born in Korea, Dr. E-Na Song is a concert pianist, collaborative pianist, and educator. As an active performer, she has performed throughout the US, Poland, Spain, Austria, and Korea. Recently she has appeared in venues such as Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, and The Hochstein School. When she is not performing or teaching, Song works as the Assistant Director of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival.

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.

Spring 2023