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Wednesday, May 16 at 12:10 p.m. – Live from Hochstein, Season Finale

(Rochester, NY)Live from Hochstein wraps up its season on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1 with the Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners concert. The concert features pianist Dylan Kennedy, violinist Vincent Kurtz, cellist Rachel Mills, and flutist Joshua Stokes. An encore broadcast of the program airs that same evening at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.

Dylan Kennedy is a senior at Victor High School and a piano student of Gary Palmer. He is also the concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO). Vincent Kurtz is an accomplished violinist and assistant principal second violin in the RPYO. Joshua Stokes, a student of Kathryn Scarbrough, is a senior at Newark High School and principal flutist in the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra. Rachel Mills, a senior at Webster-Schroeder High School, is a cello student of Kathleen Kemp. Mills was named principal cellist of the New York State School Music Association All-State Symphonic Orchestra.

Live from Hochstein, hosted by WXXI-FM's Mona Seghatoleslami, is the longest-running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Each week listeners hear performances by the finest artists from the Rochester area's musical community, with programs ranging from soloists and chamber ensembles to large orchestras and choirs. The broadcasts are free and open to the public "brown bag" concerts, where business people, teachers, families, musicians, and students can spend their lunch hour enjoying classical music performed by local artists. To learn more about the series, visit: WXXI.org/hochstein.

Pictured: Host Mona Seghatoleslami


WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.