EASTMAN FACULTY MEMBERS APPLAUDED AND LAUDED THIS FALL

December 19, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Several members of the Eastman School of Music faculty have been doing more than teaching, coaching, and mentoring some of the world’s most talented young musicians this fall. In addition, they’ve been busy performing/appearing in high-profile settings and winning prominent awards – several of which have come to light in recent weeks […]

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EASTMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE OFFERS 'SNEAK PEAK' AT UPCOMING MIDWEST CLINIC PERFORMANCE

November 20, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – The award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble will give Rochester audiences a special preview of its upcoming invitational concert performance at the 2001 Midwest Clinic in Chicago at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 1, in Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). The concert, "Looking Forward: New Music for Jazz Ensemble," showcases works by Eastman student writers, […]

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED COMPOSER GEORGE CRUMB HONORED IN FESTIVAL AT EASTMAN SCHOOL

November 15, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – The Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer George Crumb, known for his powerful and evocative use of imagery and the development of unusual and extended performance techniques, will be feted next month at the Eastman School of Music in a festival of his music. The three-day event, December 1-3, is the brainchild of Eastman […]

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL VIDEOCONFERENCING LINKS EASTMAN SCHOOL AND ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY

October 30, 2001

Rochester, NY- The first transatlantic videoconference staging between two music schools will take place next month, as the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow, Scotland, provide the opportunity for a "parallel" educational musical exchange. Through the technology of Internet2 in the […]

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EASTMAN HORN CHOIR PRESENTS ANNUAL ST. HUBERT'S DAY CONCERT

October 24, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman Horn Choir, under the direction of Peter Kurau, associate professor of horn at the Eastman School of Music, will present its annual St. Hubert’s Day concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 4, in Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). St. Hubert, whose feast day is November 3, is the patron saint […]

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EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS CONRAD SUSA'S "TRANSFORMATIONS"

October 19, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — Conrad Susa’s Transformations, a “musical entertainment” in two acts based on a book of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Sexton, kicks off Eastman Opera Theatre’s 2001-2002 season. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 4, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). This production […]

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JAZZ 'TWO FOR ONE' SHOWCASES THE MUSIC OF ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, MARKS DEBUT OF NEW JAZZ ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR

October 16, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — It’s “tango time” — and a whole lot more — as the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble honors the riveting music of Astor Piazzolla in a special concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 27, in Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). The concert also features the great sounds of the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, […]

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LEGENDARY BASSIST RON CARTER RETURNS TO EASTMAN

October 15, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — Ron Carter, widely recognized as one of the most original and influential bassists in jazz, returns to his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music, this fall for a special day that culminates in a concert with his legendary quartet at 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). […]

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EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE MARKS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY WITH GALA CELEBRATION AND NEW RECORDING ON WARNER BROTHERS LABEL

October 1, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman Wind Ensemble — America’s leading wind ensemble and pioneering force in the symphonic wind band movement throughout the world — is poised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding with an international conference on wind music, a gala concert, and a multi-CD set of new recordings. The conference, titled […]

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A HOMECOMING FOR PIANISTS: STUDENTS OF REBECCA PENNEYS GATHER FOR A ROCHESTER REUNION

October 1, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Distinguished alumni from the studio of Rebecca Penneys, longtime professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music, will gather in Rochester this month for a reunion weekend of performance-based enrichment and exploration. The weekend’s activities will include a series of brief lecture-demonstrations followed by a piano four-hands concert featuring the waltzes […]

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