Live from Hochstein: Angels and Demons

Live from Hochstein: Angels and Demons

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Violinist Margaret Leenhouts

Angels and demons are side by side in music by Ernest Bloch and Giuseppe Tartini, in a concert by Nazareth College music faculty Margaret Leenhouts and Kevin Nitsch.

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 Angels and Demons: Music of Boch and Tartini on Wednesday October 30th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

Margaret Leenhouts is currently on the faculty of Nazareth College, chairs the string division of the New York State Music Teachers Association, performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Outreach Quintet, and is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.


A frequent performer, Leenhouts has appeared regularly with Eastman faculty in the Kilbourn Hall recital series and returned to her native Arizona several times to give benefit concerts for the Sedona Chamber Music Society and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her solo and chamber music work, Dr. Leenhouts has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic, the Honolulu Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. She toured throughout Germany with the American Sinfonietta.

Kevin Nitsch is a performer, collaborator, teacher, and composer in the Rochester area. He is a member of the piano and music theory faculty at Nazareth College of Rochester, Music Director at the Baptist Temple in Brighton, and pianist for the Rochester Oratorio Society. In collaboration with Rochester artist, Kathleen Nicastro, Kevin is the pianist for Labyrinth of Sound and Light, a series of concerts that offers the audience a creative way to interact with art and music. Kevin has been composer-in-residence at Webster Thomas High School, sponsored by The Commission Project to compose music for the performing ensembles and to afford the students the opportunity to observe and participate in the composing process.

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

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