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Putting Bach Together: Eastman Student Singers on Preparing Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio

December 1, 2016

by Kameron Ghanavati ‘ The upcoming holiday season brings an abundance of music to Eastman. This year, Dr. William Weinert will present a double bill featuring two of J.S. Bach’s highly revered pieces: the “Credo” from the Mass in B minor (1749) and Parts 1, 2, and 3 from the Christmas Oratorio (1734). Both pieces […]

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A Classic Eastman Trio: Bonita Boyd, Steven Doane, and Barry Snyder, in recital and in conversation

December 1, 2016

By Dan Gross Long time friends, Eastman School colleagues, and frequent collaborators Bonita Boyd (Professor of Flute), Barry Synder (Professor of Piano), and Steven Doane (Professor of Cello) perform an unusual program of trios tonight at 8 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall/ Tickets are $10 (free for Eastman/University of Rochester ID holders), available at the […]

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Eastman Chorale Tours Ohio

November 28, 2016

Earlier in November, the Eastman Chorale, under Eastman School of Music Director of Choral Activities William Weinert, traveled to Ohio for two performances in November. The Chorale joined the Oberlin College Choir, directed by Eastman alumnus Gregory Ristow (MA ’04 MM ’04 DMA ’11), for a special joint event on Thursday, November 17, in the […]

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Eastman Pianist, Jenny Chen, to Perform at the Morgan Library in New York City

November 28, 2016

By Erik Elmgren On Tuesday, November 29, Eastman DMA student and pianist Jenny Chen will present a recital of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Debussy, and Stravinsky in Hatch Recital Hall. This performance is a preview of an upcoming concert at the Morgan Library in New York City on Friday, December 2. The repertoire […]

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The Curious Cellist: A Conversation with David Ying

November 18, 2016

Composer-pianist Billy Childs (left) and the members of the Ying Quartet: Janet Ying, Phillip Ying, Robin Scott, and David Ying David Ying, who is Eastman’s Associate Professor of String Chamber Music, and Associate Professor of Violoncello, and also the cellist for the award-winning Ying Quartet. He recently spoke to Dan Gross about the beginnings of […]

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“Up, Running, and Polished”: Eastman Musica Nova’s 2016 Winter Concert Tonight

November 18, 2016

Brad Lubman conducting Musica Nova in Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, March 2016 Earlier this week, Dan Gross chatted with the four conductors on tonight’s Musica Nova concert at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Associate Professor of Conducting Brad Lubman is the director, and will conduct Dry by Michael Gordon. Three students conduct the other pieces; […]

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Tapestry of Sound: Eastman Trombone Choir Turns 75

November 15, 2016

By Erik Elmgren This year the Eastman Trombone Choir celebrates its 75th anniversary. This iconic Eastman ensemble has been an example of the high quality musical performance and education for which the Eastman School is so renowned since its founding in 1941 by former Professor of Trombone Emory Remington. The first concert of its 75th […]

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Sharing the “Blame”: Composers Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos-Sanchez-Gutierrez on “Don’t Blame Anyone”

November 15, 2016

Photographs throughout the post show the puppets used in Don’t Blame Anyone. By Dan Gross Don’t Blame Anyone is the first opera by Eastman faculty members to premiere at Kodak Hall in 60 years. This piece combines music, puppetry, dance, and theatre into a two-act opera, and is a collaboration of performers from the United […]

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“A memory for a lifetime”: More on “Letters from Georgia”

November 11, 2016

This is the second in a series of posts from students playing in the Philharmonia’s premiere performances of Kevin Puts’s Letters from Georgia on November 12 in Kodak Hall and on November 14 at Alice Tully Hall in New York. This post is by Martha Chan, who will play first flute in the concerts. By […]

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“A thoroughly enchanting piece of music”: Rehearsing Kevin Puts’ “Letters from Georgia”

November 11, 2016

The poster for the Alice Tully Hall performance on November 14, 2016. Tomorrow night the Eastman Philharmonia, under Neil Varon, gives the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Letters from Georgia in Kodak Hall, with soprano Renee Fleming as the soloist. The following Monday, all of them will travel to New York to repeat the concert […]

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