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Live from Hochstein: Women in Music Festival, In the Company of Women

A new season of Live from Hochstein gets started with members of the Nazareth College music faculty celebrating the artistry of women composers during the second Women in Music Festival.

The program includes Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano by Zenobia Powell Perry, a prolific Black American composer and pianist who studied with Darius Milhaud and at the Eastman School with R. Nathaniel Dett. Also on the program are Pièces Romantiques by French composer Cécile Chaminade; Deux morceaux for violin and piano by French composer Lili Boulanger, the first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize; and The Perfected Life by contemporary American composer Lori Laitman, which is set to poetry of Emily Dickinson.

You're invited to hear this music on Live from Hochstein on Wednesday March 22nd 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.

This concert is part of the Women in Music Festival at Nazareth College. The festival includes concerts and a panel discussion, all of which serve as a catalyst for purposeful dialogue, future collaborations, and engaging performances for our Rochester community. featuring Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Koki Tanaka, violin; Nicholas Kilkenny, baritone; Bonnie Choi, piano; Kevin Nitsch, piano; and E-Na Song, piano.

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