Watch this space for upcoming events sponsored by Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, and appearances by Eastman faculty members as well as alumni in your area. You may also join alumni and friends from other University of Rochester schools at larger celebrations.
Buffalo Altar; A Texas Symphony
Sunday, June 2
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Avenue
“Buffalo Altar; A Texas Symphony” was commissioned by The Institute of American Music of The Eastman School of Music and The University of Texas at Austin and is the result of a collaboration between composer J. Todd Frazier (BM ’92) and writer Stephen Harrigan.
NEW YORK CITY
Women on Top
Featuring Lauren Pastorek, mezzo-soprano and Scott Ethier, piano
Saturday, May 25
The National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY
Lauren Pastorek (BM ’00) presents, “Women on Top,” a solo concert featuring strong, powerful leading ladies: Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Helen of Troy and a world premiere of an aria from Glen Roven’s new opera, Hillary. Including the music of Rossini, Massenet, Saint-Saens, Tippett, and Libby Larsen. A reception will be held immediately following the performance. Admission is by optional donation.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
600 Penn Avenue
“Yuja Wang has a practical superhuman keyboard technique with artistic eloquence that is second to none.”
- San Francisco Chronicle
Join Rochester alumni, parents, and friends for an unforgettable evening of music with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, whose membership includes 14 Eastman School of Music alumni. Conductor Manfred Honeck closes the season with the young Chinese virtuoso, Yuja Wang, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. Its recognizable opening is sure to evoke a joy that lasts throughout this lush and treasured piece. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 is a Russian masterpiece with deep meaning for the composer and his country —- a grand finale to the season.
Prior to the performance, join us for a reception with fellow Eastman School of Music alumni members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Admission is $55 for Main Floor seating and includes a reception with hearty hors d’oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar. If you already have performance tickets, admission to the pre-concert reception is $15. Advance registration is required as space is limited.
A special thanks to Erin Allen ’92, Pittsburgh Symphony Board of Trustees Member, for her help in coordinating this event.
Eastman Reception at International Society of Bassists Convention
Tuesday, June 4
6:00 – 7:30 pm
The Inn on Broadway
All Eastman bass alumni who are attending the International Society of Bassists Conference are invited to attend a reception before the evening’s concert in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
To register for the reception, please call the Eastman School of Music Office of Alumni Relations at 866.ESM.ALUM, (toll free), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 31.
For more information about the ISB Convention, please visit their website.
Rochester area alumni: You are invited to attend events hosted by the Institute for Music Leadership. Please click here for a list of upcoming events.