EASTMAN STUDENT COMPOSER RECEIVES TWO HONORS THIS FALL

December 26, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – It’s been a rewarding semester for Eastman School of Music student composer Todd Coleman: Since September, the 29-year-old doctoral student has received a substantial commission and won an online composition competition – resulting in a total of $8,000. In September, Coleman was one of eight composers from around the country who received […]

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U.S. PREMIERES FEATURED IN JAZZ ENSEMBLE PREVIEW CONCERT

November 15, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – The award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble will give local audiences a preview of its upcoming New York City concert performance at the 2001 International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Conference at 8 p.m., Friday, December 1, in Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). The concert is free and open to the public. The Rochester […]

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEEER ROBERT MOOG TO SPEAK AT EASTMAN

November 15, 2000

Rochester, NY – Rochester audiences will have the chance to gain a firsthand understanding of the history of modern and popular music when Robert Moog – inventor of the first line of electronic music synthesizers – presents a slide lecture at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 30, in Room 101 of the Old Sibley Library at […]

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EASTMAN THEATRE PAINTING TO BE FEATURED ON U.S. POSTAGE STAMP

November 13, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – A painting that has graced the Eastman Theatre since its opening soon will be on display for the world to see, thanks to the United States Postal Service. Interlude, a work by the great American artist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), is one of only 20 pieces of art that will be reproduced for […]

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SECOND SEASON OF "MUSICAL ELEVENSES" CONTINUES WITH A MUSICAL WALK THROUGH THE CENTURIES

November 8, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Period costumes and narration by local storyteller Jay Stetzer will help bring music from plainchant to modern-day jazz to life in the next "Musical Elevenses" concert, to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 18, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). This innovative Saturday-morning concert series, now […]

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RENOWNED ACCOMPANIST, FORMER EASTMAN PROFESSOR BROOKS SMITH DIES

November 6, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Brooks Smith, professor of piano and accompanying at the Eastman School of Music from 1966-1972 and perhaps the most well known and beloved American pianist-accompanist of his generation, died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, in California after a brief illness. He was 88. Born in McAllen, Texas, in 1912, Smith started his piano […]

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TRUMPETER CLAY JENKINS MAKES ROCHESTER DEBUT

October 25, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Renowned jazz trumpeter and newly appointed Eastman School of Music jazz faculty member Clay Jenkins, who has performed as a member of the Count Basie, Sten Kenton, and Buddy Rich orchestras, will make his Rochester debut in a performance with the Eastman Jazz Trio at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in Kilbourn […]

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SWEDISH COMPOSER/PIANIST PERFORMS WITH EASTMAN NEW JAZZ ENSEMBLE

October 25, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Swedish composer and pianist Lars Jansson will perform a concert of his original music with the Eastman School of Music’s New Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 18, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The concert is free and open to the public. Jansson is a faculty member of the Royal […]

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HORN VIRTUOSO BARRY TUCKWELL RETURNS TO EASTMAN FOR RESIDENCY

October 23, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY — Barry Tuckwell, revered in music circles as “the god of the horn,” returns to the Eastman School of Music next month for a three-day residency, November 2-4. During his stay, the horn virtuoso (who was in residence at the School in the spring of 1999) will guest conduct the 25-member Eastman Horn […]

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EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS BRITTEN'S 'THE TURN OF THE SCREW'

October 18, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – The Eastman Opera Theatre opens its fall season with The Turn of the Screw, Benjamin Britten’s haunting operatic setting of Henry James’ classic loss-of-innocence tale. The production will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 5, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall (26 […]

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