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Music Therapy

Air Date: 
May 06, 2016

It may sound obvious, but music has a way of touching every one of us. Some of us may have a deep appreciation for the artistry in making music, others may appreciate it's ability to convey emotion and transport us to a different place. Well, music can also be used as a form of therapy and at the Hochstein School of Music there are some people who appreciate it for just that very reason. Aired 5/6/16

Joe Beard

Air Date: 
Aug 21, 2015

We have the pleasure of highlighting local legend, blues musician, Joe Beard. Joe has been a mainstay of the Rochester music scene for as long as we can remember. He's graced the stages of venues across the globe with some of the most famous blues musicians. Joe calls Rochester home, and we're so glad he does. We had the opportunity to sit down with Joe to hear him play and talk about some of his influences, take a look. Aired 8/21/15.

Rebecca Gilbert

Air Date: 
Jun 19, 2015

What do you get when you combine the talents of an accomplished percussionist, a young jazz pianist, an aspiring bassist and the principle flutist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra? You get a multi-generational quartet called Flauto Latino. We had the opportunity to record their set at a recent performance at Live from Hochstein here in downtown Rochester. Take a look! Aired 6/19/15. 

ROC Music Initiative

Air Date: 
Jun 13, 2015

We check in with the Eastman School of Music about a unique partnership they have developed with the Rochester City School District. The ROC Music Initiative pairs up the talented musicians of the Eastman School with eager youth right here in our city. The impacts of the program go far beyond learning scales and technique. Watch as music impacts the the young participants in every part of their lives. Produced by the Eastman School of Music. Aired on 6/12/15

Ward Stare

Air Date: 
Feb 06, 2015

Some of you have heard of Ward Stare. What you may not know is that his interest in music began at a very early age. At just five years old, he got hooked on Beethoven. Now, not too many years later, this Rochester area native has become the music director of the prestigious Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. 

From The Top

Air Date: 
Jan 16, 2015

From The Top, the popular NPR series that presents musical performances of America's outstanding young classical musicians, recently traveled to Rochester’s Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music to tape a live show that featured Rochester-area students. This segment features Alexander, NY soprano Emily Helenbrook and Pittsford cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins. Aired 1/16/15.


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