March 22, 2013

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)

Eastman Students Bring Classical Music to Children, Adults Throughout Greater Rochester

UPDATED March 27, 2013

Over the next few weeks, Eastman School of Music students will be reaching out into the community with classical music, presenting interactive concerts in schools, libraries, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and other locations. The events are part of the School’s “Music for All” initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of concert halls and bring it directly to the public.

The Eastman students developed two performance programs, one for a school-aged audience and one for a general audience, which they’ll present between March 25 and April 28.

“Music for All” is a curricular requirement for Eastman brass, harp, piano, string, and wind chamber music groups, designed to teach students the skills necessary to bring music to audiences in the community. In addition to several dozen private performances, several of the events are free and open to the public, who can catch these concerts at the following venues and dates:

Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave.:

April 5, at 11 am.

April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.

 Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester:

April 14, from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m.

 Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., Pittsford:

March 25 and April 1, at 7 p.m.

April 17, at 8:30 p.m.

 Scottsville Free Library, 28 Main St., Scottsville:

April 14, 21, and 28, at 4 p.m.

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NOTE: Performances are subject to change; please check with each location.