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MAESTRO: A Tribute to Fred Sturm

January 20, 2017

Fred Sturm By Dan Gross Two area high school band directors plan a tribute concert celebrating renowned jazz composer, arranger and teacher Fred Sturm, who died in August of 2014 following a long battle with cancer, and who directed the Eastman School of Music Department of Jazz and Contemporary Media from 1991 to 2002. Maestro: […]

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Crossing Borders: Summer@Eastman Launches a Unique French Language and Music Academy in Montréal

January 9, 2017

The University, and the city, of Montréal, Quebec by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Summer@Eastman Director Dr. Sylvie Beaudette is a native of Québec, but she has lived in the United States for more than half her life. Although she feels quite at home in Rochester, she has returned to her homeland to make and […]

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“Giving Voices to the Voiceless”: Current Eastman Students Share Music with Prisoners

December 19, 2016

By Kameron Ghanavati This coming winter break, a group of Eastman students and alumni will head to prison to lead a five-day music workshop. In an effort to better serve its inmates, Rikers Island Correctional facility recently opened a new housing unit in the George Motchan Detention Center, where inmates receive positive rehabilitation through community […]

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“A great man and a great composer”: Mark Davis Scatterday on Karel Husa

December 15, 2016

Karel and Simone Husa and Mark Davis Scatterday The Czech-born American composer Karel Husa died on December 14 at the age of 95. Mark Davis Scatterday, director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, was a close associate of Husa’s and performed several of his scores with the EWE. He has written this tribute to Karel Husa. […]

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“The Ultimate Balancing Act”: Eastman to Feature Student Soloists on Upcoming Concert

December 7, 2016

By Erik Elmgren Tonight, Wednesday, December 7, the Eastman Philharmonia will present a concert consisting entirely of concertos performed by Eastman students. The first piece on the concert is the Morceau de Concert, Op. 151 for solo harp and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Elizabeth Ojeda. Next Chan Song (Christina) An will perform the […]

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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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