Live from Hochstein: Edgy Roars, Music from a Golden Decade

Live from Hochstein: Edgy Roars, Music from a Golden Decade

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:01pm - 12:50pm

Violinist Pia Liptak and pianist Ines Draskovic bring us a program of music by Maurice Ravel, George Antheil, and Aaron Copland.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present “Edgy Roars: Music from the Golden Decade” on April 23rd at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

Violinist Pia Liptak performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the United States. Exploring contemporary music mark much of Pia’s current performing work. With Japanese koto-player, Ryuko Mizutani, she has recorded two CDs for Centaur Records featuring music written for their Duo vio-LINK-oto. With oboist Kathleen Suher, Pia is the founder and co-artistic director of the chamber orchestra Cordancia, an ensemble dedicated to performances of lesser-known music from all eras. Pia is on the faculty of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and serves as the concertmaster of Cordancia and of the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

Ines Draskovic is an assistant professor of music at FLCC. Dr. Draskovic has performed throughout Europe and the United States and has won several piano competitions, including the Ithaca College Concerto Competition and the Republic of Serbia Piano Competition. Additionally, she was a finalist in a piano competition in Stresa, Italy. She has participated in festivals and masterclasses in Italy, Poland, Germany, the United States, and former Yugoslavia. In addition to her solo career, Dr. Draskovic performs regularly with the Finger Lakes Chorale and College Singers. She received a doctorate of musical arts in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, a master's degree of music in performance in piano from Ithaca College, and a bachelor's degree of music at the University of Musical Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

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