A Radio Program

Hochstein's MusicArts Club for Youth with Autism

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance recently created a program for young teens with Autism to experience music and arts therapy as a social group. Maria Battista-Hancock, the music therapist who leads the Expressive Arts department at Hochstein saw a need for programs for children as they grow older.

Music at the Movies

Like music? Like movies? Have any favorite combinations of the two?

Quilted Music: Caris Burton and Birds in Warped Time

Hearing a piece of music on WXXI's Classical 91.5 inspired quilting artist Caris Burton to create a new work. I love the connections she made with this music and its composer, and I'm glad that she took some time to write up this story to share here on the WXXI blog. Read Caris's story below, and you can see two music inspired quilts by Caris Burton on display at the Genessee Valley Quilt Club Show at RIT May 31st through June 2nd.


Peggy Quackenbush and the Hochstein School

Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, better known as Peggy, is the president and Executive Director of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester.

Interview with Soprano Brittany Walker

Soprano Brittany Walker, who recently performed with pianist Michael Landrum on Live from Hochstein, got started singing early - but it wasn't until a teacher challenged her to try something new, that she discovered her love of opera, as she told WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami.

Chroma Piano Trio interview

The Chroma Piano Trio recently played music by Antonin Dvorak and Josef Suk on Live from Hochstein. All three members of the New York City-based trio stopped by WXXI to speak with Mona Seghatoleslami about this music and their future plans.  

How does Roomful of Teeth strike you?

Caroline Shaw won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, and if there’s one thing you’ll hear in her work, it’s the fine line between speech and song.  It’s all about connecting.

Clara Rockmore and the Theremin

A couple of weeks ago, I put a recording on the radio of Dvorak's Humoresque – as played on the theremin by the great Clara Rockmore

A few WXXI listeners wrote in to comment about the recording, including Dave, who wrote: “I'd like to see it in action to better appreciate the technique & coordination - all the details.” I'm posting my response here too for anyone else who might be interested.

New music with Eastman's Ossia ensemble

Eastman School of Music student-run new music ensemble Ossia's concert tonight at Kilbourn Hall features music by David Kirkland Garner,&nbs