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Live from Hochstein: fivebyfive: From Places Near and Far

From winter’s blue cold, to Indonesia and Norway, and Iceland to South America, this collection of pieces draws inspiration from places near and far, played by the ensemble fivebyfive (Featuring Laura Lentz, flute and artistic director; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Ken Luk, electric guitar; Eric J. Polenik, bass; Haeyeun Jeun, piano; and Marc Webster, audio/video engineer and technical director).

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday April 12th 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 program includes Awake by Patrick Burke, inspired by Javanese gamelan; Öldurót (Ocean Waves) by Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds; Moon Currents by Diego Garcia, inspired by tango; Dreams of Glass and Water by Norwegian composer Kari Telstad Sundet; and Pale as Centuries, music that conjures winter by Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Described as “classical turned loose in the toy store” (Jeff Spevak, WXXI-FM), fivebyfive is an artist-led Rochester, NY-based ensemble formed in 2015 with a mission to engage audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of today’s chamber music. The ensemble has appeared nationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today with host Fred Child, on WXXI Classical 91.5’s programs Backstage Pass and Live from Hochstein, and Fresh Ink on WCNY, among other programs. Their name comes from a two-way radio term meaning to be heard loud and clear.

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