Live from Hochstein: Gossamer Edge: Pastels of Spring
The trio Gossamer Edge (Allyn Van Dusen, mezzo-soprano; Rita George Simmons, flute; and Paula Rodney Bobb, piano) perform on Live from Hochstein selections by Claude Debussy, including “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair;” two different songs by French composers entitled Soir Païen, extolling the beauty of nighttime; three Native American Songs transcribed and arranged by Thurlow Lieurance, including “By the Waters of Minnetonka;” and “Ave Maria” by Russian composer Vladimir Vavilov.
You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday May 17th 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.
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.
They formed the voice-flute-piano trio Gossamer Edge 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.
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.