Spend your lunchtime with music for solo viola by Johann Sebastian Bach, as played by world-renowned violist and Eastman professor George Taylor.
WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present violist George Taylor on April 2nd at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at wxxi.org.
In addition to playing solo music by Bach, George Taylor will play a duet by Leclair with his student Martine Thomas.
Violist George Taylor is active in practically every aspect of performance as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Taylor is associate professor of viola at Eastman. Before joining the Eastman faculty, he was a member of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, a position he held from 1979 through 1986. He has served on the artist faculties of the Encore School for Strings, the Meadowmount School, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Elan International Music Festival, among others. He has also served as a juror for international competitions in Europe and the United States.
George Taylor has given numerous solo recitals and appeared as a chamber musician in concerts throughout the United States and at the Tainan Cultural Center in Taiwan. He was also co-founder and conductor of the St. Stephens Chamber Orchestra (Durham, NC), an ensemble that is still active in performance and recordings to date.
An active advocate for the performance of music by African/American composers, Taylor was a participant in the National Black Arts Festival held in Atlanta, GA. He is also a member of the Black Music Repertory Ensemble, which presents music of African/American composers in concerts throughout the country. Taylor has performed and premiered works written for him by many composers, including Ron Carter, Noel DaCosta, George Walker, David Liptak, and Carmen Moore.
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 wxxi.org.
To learn more about the series, and to see a complete schedule of performances, visit http://wxxi.org/hochstein/.