Live from Hochstein: Nocturnes with Michael Landrum and Brittany Walker

Live from Hochstein: Nocturnes with Michael Landrum and Brittany Walker

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Pianist Michael Landrum and Soprano Brittany Walker

Versatile young singer Brittany Walker is joined by pianist Michael Landrum for a program of nocturnes for voice and piano this week on Live from Hochstein.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present soprano Brittany Walker with pianist Michael Landrum on Wednesday April 24th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at


Brittany Walker received her Bachelor of Science in Vocal Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College. For the past 4 years, she has studied with Ms. Constance Fee, former student of Margaret Harshaw. Recently, she sang the role of the Countess in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro as well as the Fairy Godmother in Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella. She also won the RWC Concerto Aria Competition 2012 with Gershwin's "Summertime". Walker plans to pursue a Master of Music in Performance in the Fall of 2013. In the meantime, she is co-producing her first Christian single, as well as touring Upstate NY doing recitals around the major cities and having enrichment seminars for young women.

Dr. Michael Landrum is a professor of music at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He has long been fascinated by piano miniatures that evoke the night, and the many ways in which composers have imagined it. He has recorded two CDs of piano nocturnes composed by a wide range of composers. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Michael Landrum received the Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College and the Master of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. After receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University, he became Professor of Music and Film Studies at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. He has performed widely in the Washington D.C. area and New York, as well as across the United States as soloist and with nationally know orchestras. His European debut took place at the Seminar Marienhöhe in Darmstadt, Germany. For the last several years, he has been a faculty member at Csehy Summer School 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

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