Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) students and ensembles will be showcased in this year’s Winter Festival Day, also known as Holiday Homecoming. The daylong celebration, which features a series of concurrent performance in several venues on the Eastman School of Music campus, will begin at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.
The performances will feature a wide array of music styles and ensemble types, including holiday favorites on each program.
Since 1998, Winter Festival Day has provided an opportunity for ECMS students of all ages to share music with each other and the public. Over the years, the event has grown tremendously, becoming a tradition for the Rochester community.
All performances are free. Concerts, locations, and times are listed below:
Lowry Hall, Eastman School Main Building, 26 Gibbs St.
9:50 a.m.: New Horizons Orchestra, directed by Lee Wright
10:15 a.m.: New Horizons Vintage Jazz, directed by Ken Scott
10:40 a.m.: New Horizons Brasso Profundo (tuba ensemble), directed by Bruce Burritt
11 a.m.: New Horizons Green Band, directed by Priscilla Brown
11:20 a.m.: Flute Choir, directed by Sophia Kim
11:40 a.m.: Hammered Dulcimer Class, led by Mitzie Collins
11:55 a.m.: RCSD Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ruth Cahn
12:05 p.m.: New Horizons Chorus, directed by Yunn-Shan Ma
12:20 p.m.: Eastman Youth Violin Ensemble, directed by Jeremy Zhu
12:35 p.m.: Eastman Community Chamber Singers, directed by Patricia Alexander
1:05 p.m.: Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Wesley Nance
1:20 p.m.: Theatre for Singers Class, directed by Cecile Saine
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School Main Building, 26 Gibbs St.
11 a.m.: New Horizons String Orchestra & Beginning Strings Side-By-Side with ROC Music students, directed by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport and Alex Pena
12:30 p.m.: Music Educator’s Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Tiberio
2 p.m.: Advanced Solo Recital
3:30 p.m.: Advanced Solo Recital
Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 E. Main St.
11 a.m.: Guitar Ensembles and Chamber Music, directed by Petar Kodzas
12:30 p.m.: Eastman Beginning Strings Ensembles, coordinated by Keiko Ying
2 p.m.: Chamber Music, coordinated by Janet Milnes
Messinger Hall, 10 Gibbs St.
10 a.m.: Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Howard Potter
11:30 a.m.: Harp Studio Recital, students of Nan Gullo
1 p.m.: Piccolo Strings and Violin/Viola Studio Recital, students of Alexander Pena
2:30 p.m.: Renaissance Dancing and Carol Singing let by Mitzie Collins
4 p.m.: Percussion Studio Recital, students of Ruth Cahn
Howard Hanson Hall, Eastman School Main Building, 26 Gibbs St.
2 p.m.: General Solo Recital
3:30 p.m.: General Solo Recital
The Eastman Community Music School programs have been a vital part of the Eastman School of Music since 1921. Current offerings include private lessons, classroom studies, hands-on musical training for youth and adults, pre-collegiate preparation, and performance opportunities.
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