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Live from Hochstein – Musique Macabre

Event organized by WXXI

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Featuring Chanson Strings: Eri Noda, violin; Jonathan Hwang, violin; Josh Lohner, viola; Wan-Ling Chuang, double bass.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” This concert features music inspired by life and death, including Bach’s Sonatina from "Actus Tragicus," written for a funeral; Mussorgsky’s "Night on Bald Mountain," familiar from the animated film "Fantasia;" Ravel’s evocative "Pavane for a Dead Princess;" Saint-Saëns’ devilish "Danse Macabre;" and Piazzolla’s irresistible "Oblivion" and "Libertango." Refresh your mind and find the true meaning of life.

Hochstein’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series is hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM. The concert series gives downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music by outstanding musicians, including soloists, duets, and small ensembles.

Sidney and Barbara Sobel have provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

More info at: http://hochstein.org/Calendar/EventID/25/CRC/0F02CA1ED123D6822482B6992FA36A50/Live-from-Hochstein-%E2%80%93-Musique-Macabre