Live from Hochstein: A Celebration of the American Voice

Live from Hochstein: A Celebration of the American Voice

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg

Soprano Regina Zona sings songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, William Bolcom, and Jake Heggie, with pianist Kathleen Tagg.

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 A Celebration of the American Voice on Wednesday November 20th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

Soprano Regina Zona has been described as the "perfect voice for Strauss" and she continues to amaze audiences with her versatility. Embarking on a new path in her career, Ms. Zona’s operatic repertoire includes the heroines of Strauss and Verdi: Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Chrysothemis in Elektra, and Elisabetta in Don Carlos as well as some of the great verismo and 20th century divas: the title roles in Tosca and Vanessa.

An avid recitalist, recently Ms. Zona completed two tours of South Africa with South African pianist, Kathleen Tagg. Specializing in the performance of American Art Song, she has recorded three of the song cycles of Jake Heggie for the NAXOS American Classics Label with Ms. Tagg which will be released in the spring of 2014.


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