Live from Hochstein: The Irrera Brothers

Live from Hochstein: The Irrera Brothers

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

The Irrera Brothers - John and Joseph Irrera

Violin and piano duo the Irrera brothers - John and Joseph Irrera - play music by Robert and Clara Schumann, Manuel de Falla, and Tomaso Vitali.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present the Irrera brothers on November 7th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

Hailed by world-renowned violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin as “two gifted boys”, the Irrera brothers have captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Joseph and John’s concert appearances include notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Eastman Theatre. International appearances include concerts throughout France, Germany, and Italy.

Joseph and John are once again back at the Eastman School of Music, where their formal music education had begun so many years ago, this time as doctoral candidates. In addition to their Doctor of Musical Arts studies, each is on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music’s Community Music School, the very same department in which they began their musical journey. 

Hosted by Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami, Live from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Broadcast live from the Hochstein Performance Hall (50 North Plymouth Ave. in Rochester), the series presents performances by some of the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community. Each of these free “brown bag” 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 their lunch hour.

Live from Hochstein repeats that same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

To learn more about the series, and to see a complete schedule of performances, visit