The Rochester Music Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for this year, and they span several musical genres including classical, rock and R&B.
On the classical side, David Hochstein, who lived in the early 20th century, and considered to be one of the finest violinists ever produced by America is an inductee. Also being inducted is the rock band Duke Jupiter, and Emily Sibley Watson, who was a patron of the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The House of Guitars music store is also being inducted as is WDKX radio station.
Hall of Fame vice president Jack Whittier says there are several criteria the selection committee looks at.
"We start with what their connection is to Rochester, were they born and raised here, have they spent significant time here, and then we look at their careers, have they made an impact locally, nationally, what's been their story.”
The induction ceremony will be held April 27th, Sunday 7:00 p.m. at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre. The event also features a performance of Rock n’ Roll all-stars which includes Lou Gramm of Foreigner and Gene Cornish of the Rascals.
You can get more information at www.rochestermusic.org