The Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with “Remembrance” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 in Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei” is normally played on cello, but will be played on violin with soloist Tigran Vardanyan from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in a nod to the school’s namesake, David Hochstein. Hochstein was killed 100 years ago in the Battle of Argonne.
The concert will feature selections from “Le Tombeau de Couperin” by Maurice Ravel, who served as an ambulance driver in WWI. He completed the piece in 1917 and dedicated it in memory of friends who had died in the war.
The orchestra will present Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide,” “Rakoczy March” from Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust” and the last two movements of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
The 75-member HYSO is a full orchestra for advanced strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion students in grades 7-12 from Greater Rochester. It presents three concerts per year, along with periodic international tours.
Admission costs $5 at the door.