Live from Hochstein: Eastman Horn Choir

Live from Hochstein: Eastman Horn Choir

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Tune in for this 26-member Choir, who are all horn students at the Eastman School of Music.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance continue the 36th year of Live from Hochstein with the Eastman Horn Choir , under the direction of Peter Kurau, on November 30 at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1.

The Eastman Horn Choir was founded in 1968 by Verne Reynolds, Professor Emeritus of Horn at the Eastman School of Music, who served as its director until his retirement in 1995. From its inception, the Choir’s mission has been threefold: to provide an expanded ensemble experience for the horn students; to acquaint them (through transcriptions) of the breadth of quality repertoire (with a particular emphasis on the glorious vocal music of the German and Italian Renaissance) within our musical culture; and to encourage contemporary composers to create original works for multiple horns. In addition to compositions and commissions by such notable composers as Samuel Adler, Jeff Tyzik, John Cheetham, David Diamond, and James Willey, the Choir’s repertoire in recent years has expanded to include transcriptions from the classical, romantic, and modern eras.

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.

To learn more about the series, and to see a complete schedule of performances, visit http://wxxi.org/hochstein/.



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