July 17, 2013

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)
For The Public: Eastman School Concert Office, 585-274-1110, concerts@esm.rochester.edu

Let’s Put on a Show: Eastman is on the Fringe!

2013 Fringe Festival

2013 Fringe Festival

The Eastman School of Music is again at the center of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, hosting 15 shows featuring 13 different acts. From music by Eastman composers and performances by Eastman percussionists, pianists, and jazz musicians, to dance by award-winning troupes, Fringe-goers will find something to their liking at Eastman. This year’s festival runs Sept. 19 to 28 in and around downtown Rochester.

Faculty, students, and staff from Eastman will also be appearing off-campus at other Fringe venues. For more on both Eastman and University of Rochester participation in the festival, visit http://www.rochester.edu/arts/fringe/eastman/ and http://www.rochester.edu/arts/fringe/ .

All of this is in addition to the two headlining Fringe Festival acts—comedian Marc Maron on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Dave Barry on Friday, Sept. 27—who will appear in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

“The Fringe Festival is about inspiring creativity and supporting the arts and music, and we’re pleased to be hosting some truly amazing artists and programs,” said Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music. “We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the diverse entertainment in Eastman’s halls and across the neighborhood throughout the 10 days of the festival.”

Tickets for all Fringe shows are on sale at www.rochesterfringe.com;  the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main St., 877-368-2207; and Wegmans That’s the Ticket locations.

The schedule of Fringe Festival shows that are taking place at Eastman is:

Thursday, Sept. 19: Remembering Frederick Douglass: Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Arild Remmereit, conductor;

Conductor Arild Remmereit and the orchestra will salute Rochester’s enduring spirit and significance with this collaborative community celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. The event features orchestral music, traditional song, poetry, story-telling, art, dance and inspirational reflections by local spiritual leaders.

8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Saturday, Sept. 21: The Human Library

1 to 5 p.m., Cominsky Promenade, 26 Gibbs St.

Free admission

Saturday, Sept. 21: PUSH Physical Theatre

Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre was a huge hit at least year’s Fringe. Now, fresh from working with members of Pilobolus in California, as well as touring the United States and Guatemala, PUSH presents another awe-inspiring show that includes the Rochester premiere of “Red Ball” and a reprise of the the company’s recent ARC OF AGES, “The Trials of Job.”

               4 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $15

Saturday, September 21: Róisín Dubh

The popular young Irish band Róisín Dubh, comprising talented young students from Eastman Rochester, has released three albums and shared the stage with some of the top regional and international Irish musicians.

7 p.m. Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $15

Saturday, September 21: Dupre on Krol

This piano trio composed of Eastman School of Music musicians re-imagine songs from the American songbook in unconventional and compelling ways.

8:30 p.m., Java’s Cafe

Free

Saturday, Sept. 21: Music of David Temperley

Temperley is a professor of music theory at theEastman School of Music whose songs are a unique blend of rock, classical, and cabaret, with engaging melodies, witty and touching lyrics, and intricate piano accompaniments. Soprano Joel Dyson performs his works, accompanied by Temperley at the piano.

              10 p.m., Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Tickets: $10

Sunday, Sept. 22: Bill Evans Dance

Award-winning contemporary choreography and live music from the Eastman School of Music combine to create an experience that is eloquent, poetic, dynamic, and highly entertaining. World-class artists perform Evans’ “Trio for Jamie” and “Octet for Jacquie,” Brahms’ piano quartet and string sextet; and “Field of Blue Children,” performed to virtuoso flute improvisations. Brief commentary by Bill Evans.

2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Room 415 Eastman East Wing (Rehearsal Hall)

Tickets: $15

Monday, Sept. 23: Eastman Jazz Band

The Eastman Jazz Band, composed of undergraduate and graduate students,  performs a full range of repertoire including works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, Bill Holman and more, as well as arrangements by Eastman alumni and students.

               10 p.m., Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Tickets: $10

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Saakumu Dance Troupe and Bernard Woma

The award-winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading dance and music groups in Ghana. Led by Ghanaian xylophone master Bernard Woma, the group’s repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational, and contemporary African dance forms. Saakumu has performed at major government functions and festivals throughout West Africa, and Woma has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Maya Angelou, Yo-Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. Also part of the Barbara B. Smith World Music Series.

                8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $10

Thursday, Sept. 26: Present Tense Dance

Present Tense Dance and Friends present “Make ʼEm Laugh/Make ʼEm Cry,” a concert of dance with the offbeat humor and kinetic charge of “Ten Pin Alley” and the elegiac grace of “Sic Gloria Transit Mundi.” Choreographer and director Anne Harris Wilcox is joined by choreographers Kathy Diehl, Michelle Iklé and Edward J. Murphy to shape a concert that will make audiences laugh and cry.

               7 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $15

Thursday, September 26: Percussionist Peter Ferry and cellist Audrey Q. Snyder

The Democrat and Chronicle has praised Ferry as “an artist of vision” and “a percussion genius … presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way.” He and Snyder promise an exciting journey through contemporary classical music.

10 p.m. Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Tickets: $10

Friday, September 27: Dupre on Krol

This piano trio composed of Eastman School of Music musicians re-imagine songs from the American songbook in unconventional and compelling ways.

5:15 p.m. Gibbs Street Main Stage

Free

Friday, Sept. 27: Michael Burritt and Friends

Internationally-renowned percussion virtuoso and Eastman Professor of Percussion Michael Burritt brings a whole new world of sound built from the intoxicating rhythmic nature of the drums, the lush sonorous qualities of the marimba, and the exotic sounds of the kalimba and tambourine.  Burritt will be joined by Eastman Professor Emeritus of Percussion John Beck, as well as percussionists Ivan Trevino, Michael’s son Zachary, and Eastman saxophone professor Chien-Kwan Lin.

               7 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $10

Friday, Sept. 27: Bending and Breaking

Eastman graduate Aaron Staebell’s band Bending and Breaking performs new works by DownBeat Student Award-winning composer Jennifer Bellor and Staebell, and fellow Eastman School alumni Dave Chisholm and Colin Gordon. Joining Bending and Breaking are dancers courtesy of the Rochester City Ballet, Nazareth College.

10 p.m., Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Tickets: $10

Saturday, Sept. 28: Fringe Fingers Piano Spectacular

Students of Eastman Professor of Piano Tony Caramia promise to dazzle audiences with the dexterity and speed of their more-than 100 fingers, explaining that they plan to submerge listeners “in sophisticated soundscapes showcasing surprisingly scintillating student subtleties!”

               3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $10

Saturday, Sept. 28: PUSH Physical Theatre

Masters of physical storytelling and a huge hit at least year’s Fringe, the troupe presents the new work“Red Ball” and a fan favorite from the company’s recent ARC OF AGES, “The Trials of Job.”

                7 and 10 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tickets: $15

Saturday, Sept. 28: Percussionist Peter Ferry and cellist Audrey Q. Snyder

The Democrat and Chronicle has praised Ferry as “an artist of vision” and “a percussion genius … presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way.” He and Snyder promise an exciting journey through contemporary classical music.

10 p.m., Sproull Atrium, Miller Center

Tickets: $10

The following are additional shows in the second annual First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival which feature Eastman performers in other venues:

Friday, Sept. 20: Grey Light

Composed of current and recently graduated Eastman students and a University of Rochester KEY program scholar, Grey Light is a rock band combining elements of pop, jazz, and classical music.

6:30 p.m., Java’s Café, 16 Gibbs St.

Free admission

 Friday, Sept. 20: Cello Show

What do you get when you combine six saucy cellists, a slick drummer, and sock-rocking vocals? The juicy sound of a pop-cello group—in other words, Cello Show. With original tunes by Audrey Q. Snyder, this set will leave you wishing that all pop artists could be so fierce.

7:30 p.m., Java’s Café, 16 Gibbs St.

Free Admission

Saturday, Sept. 21: A Thousand Dreams Within Me Softly Burn

The evocative capabilities of the harp are unlimited: it can be graceful and dreamy, then fearsome and imposing.  Presented by Rochester harpist and Eastman alumna Caroline Reyes in collaboration with Rochester artist Allie Hartley, this concert will transport audiences to the realm of dreams and nightmares through the pairing of acoustic harp music with visual art.

1 p.m., George Eastman House, Living Room, 900 East Ave.

Free admission

Saturday, Sept. 21: The Daughter of Capulet

Thomas Pasatieri’s monodrama for soprano and piano focuses on Juliet’s point of view in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Recent alumna of the University of Rochester Katie Lewis, junior Devin Goodman, Eastman graduate student Kurt Galvan, and Take Five scholar Cassandra Donatelli partnered to premiere this performance.

7 p.m., Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), 142 Atlantic Ave.

Tickets: $8

Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sunday, Sept. 22: “Anomaly,” featuring Biodance, Sound ExChange, and W. Michelle Harris

This fusion of contemporary chamber music, contemporary dance, and multimedia tests the boundaries between audience and performers. Following last year’s “Best of Fringe” Show (City Newspaper) by BIODANCE & Sound ExChange, don’t miss this new collaboration that adds the artistry of W. Michelle Harris.  The artistic director of BIODANCE, Missy Pfohl Smith, is also the director of the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. W. Michelle Harris is a media artist and professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Sound ExChange, a student-run ensemble based at Eastman, will be directed by Eastman percussionist and composer Drew Worden and Eastman alumna and ensemble founder Emily Wozniak.

6:30 p.m., Rochester Museum & Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave.

Tickets: $7 children and students; $10 general admission

Sunday, Sept. 22: Incandescence: Zell Spring/Summer 2014

New York City–based fashion designer Zell presents Incandescence, his Spring/Summer 2014 women’s formal wear collection. Zell’s designs bring fire to life with sweeping lines and smoldering colors. Students from the Eastman School of Music will pair the designs with their favorite combustible works as models show off this fierce collection.

8 p.m., RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St.

Tickets: $5 for students, $8 general admission

Sunday, Sept. 22: Eggs Benedict

Students from the Eastman School of Music serve up hard-boiled funk as Eggs Benedict with covers and originals that mix New Orleans funk, rock and the blues, It’s a five-piece group of trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums that will surely keep toes tapping.

6:30 p.m. Java’s Café, 16 Gibbs St.

Free admission

Monday, Sept.  23: Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo

The award-winning Irrera Brothers Duo was lauded by critics when they performed at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Currently completing their doctor of musical arts degrees at the Eastman School of Music, pianist Joseph and violinist John have captivated audiences across the globe with concerts throughout Italy, France, Costa Rica and Bulgaria. Locally born, raised and trained, the brothers are honored to appear in the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival.

8 p.m., Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave.

Admission: $12

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Grey Light

Composed of current and recently graduated Eastman students and a University of Rochester KEY program scholar, Grey Light is a tock band combining elements of pop, jazz, and classical music.

6:30 p.m., Java’s Café, 16 Gibbs St.

Free admission

Thursday, Sept. 26: Cello Show

What do you get when you combine six saucy lady cellists, a slick drummer, and sock-rocking vocals? The juicy sound of a pop-cello group—in other words, Cello Show. With original tunes by Audrey Q. Snyder, this set will leave you wishing that all pop artists could be so fierce.

7:30 p.m., Java’s Café, 16 Gibbs St.

Free admission

 Thursday, Sept. 26: Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative: Rhythm and Color Organ Music from 1952-2012.  Concert by Martin Herchenröder,

Works by Messiaen, Ligeti, Cage, Wolfgang Stockmeier, Martin Herchenröder, and a world premiere by Michael Pelzel.

8:30 p.m., Christ Church, 141 East Ave.,

Tickets: $15

Thursday, Sept. 26: Incandescence: Zell Spring/Summer 2014

New York City–based fashion designer Zell presents Incandescence, his Spring/Summer 2014 women’s formal wear collection. Zell’s designs bring fire to life with sweeping lines and smoldering colors. Students from the Eastman School of Music will pair the designs with their favorite combustible works as models show off this fierce collection.

9 p.m., RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St.

Tickets: $5 for students, $8 general admission

Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28: Anomaly,” featuring Biodance, Sound ExChange, and W. Michelle Harris

This fusion of contemporary chamber music, contemporary dance, and multimedia tests the boundaries between audience and performers. Following last year’s “Best of Fringe” Show (City Newspaper) by BIODANCE & Sound ExChange, don’t miss this new collaboration that adds the artistry of W. Michelle Harris.  The artistic director of BIODANCE, Missy Pfohl Smith, is also the director of the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. W. Michelle Harris is a media artist and professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Sound ExChange is a student-run ensemble founded by Eastman alumna Emily Wozniak.

Rochester Museum & Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave., 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $7 children and students; $10 general admission

Friday, Sept. 27: Eggs Benedict

Students from the Eastman School of Music serve up hard-boiled funk as Eggs Benedict with covers and originals that mix New Orleans funk, rock and the blues, It’s a five-piece group of trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums that will surely keep toes tapping.

7:30 p.m., Gibbs Street Main Stage

Free admission

Saturday, Sept. 28: Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative: Rhythm and Color Organ Music from 1952-2012.  Spirits Within.

Stephen Kennedy, organ; Maria Schweppe, production. Improvisations on the organ are accompanied by improvised projections of psychedelic imagery.

7 p.m., repeated at 8, 9, and 10 p.m. Christ Church, 141 East Ave.

Tickets: $10

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