Eastman Horn Choir Presents a Musical Travelogue

On Tuesday, March 29 at 8:00PM in Kilbourn Hall, the Eastman Horn Choir will present a Musical Travelogue: Music Inspired by Geography with special guest conductors Erin Futterer, Maura McCune Corvington, and Lindsey Wood Nova.

The program features works by Kerry Turner, Jacqueline Sellers, Elizabeth Lena Smith, G.F. Handel, Jan Sibelius, and others.

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Frøydis Ree Wekre at Eastman

The Eastman School of Music welcomed distinguished artist and pedagogue Frøydis Ree Wekre back to Rochester on January 25 and 26 for a residency that included several masterclasses and lessons.

Frøydis Ree Wekre, Professor Kurau, and the Eastman Horn Studio during her visit in January 2016

Frøydis Ree Wekre, Professor Kurau, and the Eastman Horn Studio during her visit in January 2016

Frøydis Ree Wekre working with Jackie Schober

Frøydis Ree Wekre working with Jackie Schober

Jessica Elder and Frøydis Ree Wekre

Jessica Elder and Frøydis Ree Wekre

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Kate Fridmann performing (assisted by Abby Black)

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Valerie Ankeney listening intently to Frøydis Ree Wekre

Thank you, Frøydis, for an engaging and inspiring residency!

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Eastman Horns Win Accolades at the Northeast Horn Workshop

Congratulations to the Eastman horn students and alumni who were winners of several collegiate competitions at the 2016 Northeast Horn Workshop. The NEHW was held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was co-hosted by Heidi Lucas and Jonas Thoms, both ESM horn alumni.

Rebekah, Jessica, Nikki, and Caroline, Winners of Quartet Competition

Rebekah, Jessica, Nikki, and Caroline, Winners of Quartet Competition

The Eastman Horn winners included:

Nikolette LaBonte, High Horn Audition Competition

Grace Shafer (BM 2014), Low Horn Audition Competition

Jessica Elder, Solo Competition

Rebekah Lorenz, Jessica Elder, Caroline Baker, and Nikolette LaBonte, Quartet Competition

Quartet Competition Winners Rebekah Lorenz, Jessica Elder, Caroline Baker, and Nikolette LaBonte performing with Genghis Barbie at the 2016 NEHW

Quartet Competition Winners Rebekah Lorenz, Jessica Elder, Caroline Baker, and Nikolette LaBonte performing with Genghis Barbie at the 2016 NEHW

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Live from Hochstein 2015: Holiday Music for Horns!

image2 (1)The Eastman Horn Choir is performing a program of Holiday Music for Horns on Wednesday, December 2 on Live from Hochstein, the longest running live radio broadcast concert series in Western New York. If you live in the Rochester area you can listen on Classical 91.5 FM or come down to the Hochstein Performance Hall located at 50 North Plymouth Avenue. It begins at 12:10PM and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday evening at 10:00PM.

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Not a Western New York resident? Not to worry- the concert can also be heard streaming online at wxxi.org/listen at 12:10PM and 10:00PM on Wednesday. Scroll down to the “Classical 91.5 Stream Player” and hit play.

The program features the Eastman Horn Choir and smaller chamber groups playing familiar sacred and secular holiday songs, and our favorite arrangement of Cor Carols. The Live from Hochstein broadcast is a free “brown bag” concert that runs from 12:10PM-12:50PM, so bring your lunch and come listen to some Holiday Music for Horns!

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Eastman Horn Choir Kicks Off the Holidays on November 22

On Sunday, November 22 in Kilbourn Hall, the Eastman Horn Choir kicks off the winter season with a Cornucopia of Holiday Favorites!

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The program includes traditional sacred and secular works to celebrate the season for horn choir and small ensembles and features special guest artists George Hamlin, IV (narrator) along with ESM horn alumni Maura McCune Corvington and Jonathan Dozois in a performance of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with Professor Peter Kurau. Other works featured on the program include Greensleeves, Ukrainian Bell Carol, Sleigh Ride, Cor Carols, and more!

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