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EASTMAN MUSICOLOGIST HONORED FOR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO RENAISSANCE STUDIES

May 8, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Patrick Macey, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music, recently was awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America for his book Bonfire Songs: Savonarola’s Musical Legacy. Macey’s book, published in 1998 by Oxford University Press, explores music in Florence in the 1490s during […]

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MUSICA NOVA TAKES MINIMALISM TO THE MAX IN SEASON FINALE

April 12, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Musica Nova, the Eastman School of Music’s new music ensemble, will present its final concert of the season at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The free concert features challenging works by Ligeti, Glass, and Reich – three prolific living composers, all of whom are innovators in […]

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13-YEAR-OLD JAZZ PRODIGY FEATURED IN SECOND ANNUAL MARIAN MCPARTLAND/EASTMAN JAZZ SERIES

March 30, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – It’s no James Bond movie, but it easily could be called "From Russia, with love": A remarkable 13-year-old pianist, originally from Russia, with a love of American jazz is the rising star chosen to be showcased in concert by legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland and the Eastman School of Music. The concert […]

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HARMONICA LEGEND TOOTS THIELMANS JOINS JAZZ GROUPS FOR CONCERT

March 28, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Internationally known jazz artist Toots Thielemans — described by Quincy Jones as "one of the greatest musicians of our time" — comes to the Eastman School of Music for a concert April 22. Thielemans will perform with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Fred Sturm and the New Jazz Ensemble conducted […]

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GAMELAN ENSEMBLE PREMIERES TWO NEW WORKS

March 23, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – The intriguing music of an ancient Balinese gamelan will be performed in this season’s final concert of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series. The concert, featuring Eastman’s own gamelan ensemble "Lila Muni" ("Beautiful Sound"), will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). It is […]

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EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS MOZART'S COSI FAN TUTTI

March 16, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – The Eastman Opera Theatre will bring Mozart’s final comic opera, the entertaining Cosí fan tutte, to the Eastman Theatre stage this spring. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Best described as a morality play disguised as a bedroom farce, Cosí fan […]

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EASTMAN'S NEW WOMEN'S CHORALE JOINS COMMUNITY SINGERS IN BENEFIT CONCERT

March 10, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Women take center stage this month in a community concert celebrating both Music in Our Schools Month and Women’s History Month. The newly formed Women’s Chorale at the Eastman School of Music has invited four local middle school and high school women’s choirs to join them for a benefit concert to take […]

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EASTMAN'S INNOVATIVE SUMMER PIANO EVENT ATTRACTS TEENS, TEACHERS

March 6, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY — Summer is no time to take a break from lessons æ if you’re a serious young pianist. In fact, a dream vacation for a teen-age musician would involve the challenge of competing for major prizes rounded out with master classes, concerts, and the chance to get to know other young players. All […]

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EASTMAN JAZZ DEPARTMENT WELCOMES TEO MACERO FOR FIVE-DAY RESIDENCY

February 29, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – Teo Macero, acclaimed producer, arranger, saxophonist, and award-winning composer, will be in residence for five days at the Eastman School of Music, beginning March 18. During his residency, titled "The Producer’s Art," Macero will be in studio with Eastman jazz students to produce their forthcoming millennial CD, and present a concert at […]

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EASTMAN ENSEMBLES MAKE MARCH 21 'MUSIC-FOR-ALL DAY' IN AREA SCHOOLS

February 29, 2000

ROCHESTER, NY – March 21 becomes "Music-for-All Day" this year as string quartets, woodwind trios, brass quintets and other assorted chamber ensembles from the Eastman School of Music perform in city, private and suburban schools around the area. This marks the first time that a single day has been set aside for the classroom performances, […]

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