Live from Hochstein: RPO Marimba Band

(Rochester, New York) – WXXI kicks off a whole new season of Live from Hochstein with the RPO Marimba Band on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1. Described as “one of the Rochester area’s unique and notable treasures” (SUNY Brockport The Stylus), the band was established in 1979 by Bill and Ruth Cahn and John Beck, and is comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's current Percussion Section. The band continues a half-century of tradition that was established in the 1950s by the Eastman School of Music's “Marimba Masters”.

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, 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. To learn more, visit

Pictured: The RPO Marimba Band


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