Live from Hochstein: L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour) in Song

Live from Hochstein: L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour) in Song

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Cecile Saine and Paula Bobb

Soprano Cecile Saine sings poetic songs by Schubert, Strauss, Fauré, and others, joined by pianist Paula Bobb.

You can hear this program  here as an on-demand stream until the beginning of the spring season of Live from Hochstein, thanks to the artists granting permission to share their work.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present
L'Heure Exquise in Song on Wednesday October 16th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

Cecile Saine enjoys an active career as both a soprano soloist and vocal Instructor. She has earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Performer’s Certificate in Opera and Oratorio from the Eastman School of Music. Her performances as soprano soloist with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, The Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, and many more orchestras under the direction of Julius Rudel, Isaiah Jackson, Enrique Demeck, Paul Freeman, Erich Kunzel, and Peter Dubois, have earned her critical acclaim in concerts throughout the Eastern United States. She is currently a Senior Vocal Instructor at the Eastman Community Music School, where she holds a full vocal studio, and also directs Theatre for Singers.

Paula Bobb has been on the piano faculty at Hochstein Music School since 1986, and she has been teaching piano privately since 1980. She is an active performer, with numerous solo and collaborative performances. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh and at the New England Conservatory of Music.

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