Horn Chamber Music Ensembles Recital on Thursday 3/26

On Thursday, March 26 at 8:00PM, the Eastman Horn Studio will be presenting a concert of horn quartets and quintets in Ciminelli Formal Lounge in the Student Living Center. The program features original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions by Mozart, Barboteu, Tcherepnine, Handel, Bozza, and others.

Left to right: hornists Emily Buehler, William Bard, Nikki LaBonte, Chelsea Nelson, and Abby Black performing at a recent recital

Left to right: hornists Emily Buehler, William Bard, Nikki LaBonte, Chelsea Nelson, and Abby Black performing at a recent recital

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Horn Concerto Competition Winners’ Performance on Monday 3/23

The winners of the 2014-2015 Horn Concerto Competition at Eastman are performing In the Mind’s Eye by James Beckel with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00PM in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Beckel Quartet

Winners of the 2014-2015 Eastman School of Music Horn Concerto Competition Left to Right: Valerie Ankeney (Sophomore), Caroline Baker (Sophomore), Erin Futterer (DMA candidate), Tyler Bjerke (MM candidate)

Below is a video with composer James Beckel describing his inspiration for In the Mind’s Eye.

 

Each movement is based on a painting or several pieces of art:

I. Random Abstract

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Ingrid Calame – #258 Drawing: Tracings from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the LA River

II. Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Robert Weaver (1913-1991) Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Robert Weaver (1913-1991) Daniel in the Lion’s Den

III. Reflections

 

Georges Seurat (1859-1891) The Channel of Gravelines

Georges Seurat (1859-1891) The Channel of Gravelines

Georges-Daniel DeMonfried (1856-1929) Roussillon Landscape

Georges-Daniel DeMonfried (1856-1929) Roussillon Landscape

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) The Regatta Beating to Windwar

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) The Regatta Beating to Windwar

Also on the program are works by David Maslanka and Ferdinand David. Hope to see you there!

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BM/PC Degree Recital on March 22

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BM Degree Recital on March 6

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Masterclass

Thank you to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hornists and ESM alumni Joseph Rounds, Zachary Smith, and Mark Houghton for braving a snowy trek up to Rochester to present a masterclass to the Eastman School of Music Horn Studio on February 2. We all enjoyed learning from you, hearing you perform, and learning about your careers and time at Eastman!

Mark Houghton, Professor Peter Kurau, Zachary Smith, and Joseph Rounds

Mark Houghton, Professor Peter Kurau, Zachary Smith, and Joseph Rounds (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Sophomore Nikki LaBonte performs the third movement of R. Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2 (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Joseph Rounds working with Nikki (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Freshman Jessica Elder performing the third movement of Gordon Jacob’s Horn Concerto (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Junior Emily Buehler performing Steamboat Stomp by Robert Weirich (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Joseph Rounds working with Emily (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Zachary Smith working with Emily (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Senior Chelsea Nelson, juniors Emily Buehler and Thea Humphries, and senior William Bard perform a hunting horn passage from The Moldau by Smetana (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Joseph Rounds coaching the quartet (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra horn section perform side-by-side with Eastman hornists (photo by Nadine Photography)

Horn Master Class

Freshmen Ethan Mattingly, Jessica Elder, Kyle Schober, and Kara Miller perform an excerpt from Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide (photo by Nadine Photography)

 

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