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The High Falls Business Association has teamed up with the Hochstein School of Music & Dance and WXXI to launch Hochstein at High Falls, a noontime summer concert series.
The series includes six outdoor concerts Thursday afternoons at 12:15 during June and two weeks in July. Weather permitting, they will be held in the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and Jimmy Mac’s Bar and Grill, and will feature a potpourri of musical artists and instructors, most of whom are from the Hochstein School of Music & Dance.
You are invited to bring your own seating, food, and beverages during each performance, which will run approximately 30 minutes.
The featured musical talent will vary each week, and may include light classical, jazz, Latin, folk, and dance music. Six performances have been confirmed:
June 4, 2009 - Po’Boys
The Po'Boys Brass Band – consisting of Evan Dobbins, Nick Finzer, Erik Jacobs, and Chris Van Hof on trombones, TJ Ricer on sousaphone, Mike Frederick on guitar, and Chris Teal on drums – is a New Orleans-style brass/funk/rock band. The four-trombone front produces a sonic explosion of sound not known by any other brass band standard. From New Orleans standards to classic rock covers, to funky original music, the Po'Boys are sure to make you dance! Check them out at http://poboysbrassband.com/main.html.

June 11, 2009 - Emily and Tigran Vardanyan
Duo Vardanyan consists of husband and wife violinists Tigran and Emily Vardanyan. Both graduates of the Eastman School of Music, they reside in Rochester, N.Y. They perform a vast array of traditional violin duos as well as arrangements of other pieces in a variety of different musical styles, including Armenian, Hungarian, jazz, and fiddling. Check them out at http://duovardanyan.com/.

June 18, 2009 - Mambo Kings
Formed in 1995 by Richard DeLaney, Mambo Kings is comprised of John Viavattine on saxophone, Richard DeLaney on piano, Hector Diaz on bass, Wilfredo “Freddy” Colon on drums and David “Tio David” Antonetti on conga. They are enjoying great success as Rochester’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. Come listen to some new tunes from their latest CD. Check them out at http://mambokingdom.com/.

June 25, 2009 - John Wiesenthal and Aaron Cotton
Chair of the Guitar Department at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance, John Wiesenthal plays an Asturias flamenco model guitar with a clear, rich classical sound inspired by Spain and regions of South America. He started the band known today as the Blue Oyster Cult. Aaron Cotton is a classical guitarist from Austin, Texas. He has participated in many master classes with internationally acclaimed guitarists such as Christopher Parkening, Manuel Barrueco, Juan Carlos Laguna, and Ernesto Garcia de Leon. Check them both out at http://www.rochesterguitarclub.com/articles_66.html and [ http://www.aaroncotton.com/ ]http://www.aaroncotton.com/.

July 9, 2009 - Classics Go to the Movies
Enjoy these favorites of the classical repertoire, even without the film! This Hochstein faculty string quartet consists of Elena Herman and Elizabeth Fino-Radin on violin, Joanne Lowe on viola, and Tim Nowak on cello. Classical music surrounds us wherever we are, but it is in the movies that it often takes a supporting role. The quartet will play some of the pieces that have figured prominently in films like The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, Die Hard and A Clockwork Orange.
July 16, 2009 - Connie Deming
Connie is a singer/songwriter from New England. Her voice opens souls, soothes and excites hearts, heals and rocks.  She is often compared to Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, and Sarah McLachlan. Check her out at [ http://www.conniedeming.com/home.htm ]http://www.conniedeming.com/home.htm.
For more information about Hochstein at High Falls, visit www.highfalls.us and [ http://www.hochstein.org/ ]www.hochstein.org,