Live from Hochstein: Women in Music Festival

Live from Hochstein: Women in Music Festival

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

TWENTY21: Kathy Scarbrough, flute, Joan Kinsella, cello, Alisa Curlee, piano, Anyango Darbo-Davenport, violin, Marcy Bacon, clarinet, Jillian Pritchard, percussion (L-R)

The Eastman Women in Music Festival comes to Live from Hochstein, with a concert of music by Jennifer Higdon, Rebecca Clarke, and Katherine Hoover.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance continue the 29th year of Live from Hochstein with performances by woodwind quintet Fem Vindar, mezzo-soprano Allyn Van Dusen, violinist Pia Liptak, and the ensemble TWENTY21 on Wednesday March 28th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and 90.3.

First held in 2005, Eastman’s Women in Music Festival is a celebration of women involved in all aspects of music, including composition, performance, teaching, scholarship, and administration.  “Our goal is to create a positive and inspiring event that focuses on the accomplishments of women in the entire field of music,” said festival founder and director Sylvie Beaudette, assistant professor of chamber music and accompanying. “Each year is different because of what the various artists bring to the festival; the wide range of musical styles ensures that there’s something for everyone!”

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