ORGAN STUDENTS PREPARE FOR "FIELD TRIP" OF A LIFETIME

December 9, 2002

Rochester, NY — In January, when most university students will be preparing to head back to school, Eastman School of Music organ students will be packing their bags — and their music — to fly to Göteborg, Sweden for an opportunity of a lifetime. From January 6 – 13, 2003, 31 of the Eastman School’s […]

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EASTMAN STUDENTS PRESENT A BARTÓK ‘MARATHON’

December 4, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — It’s a rare occurrence, in any city: The chance to hear the complete Bartók String Quartets — there are six of them — in succession in one single concert. Yet that’s exactly what’s in store for chamber music lovers as six talented student quartets from the Eastman School of Music perform the […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM TWO NATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

December 2, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has received a three-year, $1,000,000 grant under the Talented Students in the Arts Initiative, a collaboration of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation that supports performing arts programs and endowments of leading national arts training institutions. The grant benefits Eastman Pathways […]

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MUSIC AT MIDTOWN: EASTMAN STUDENTS JAZZ UP FRIDAY LUNCH HOURS AT PLAZA

November 22, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — Friday lunch hours at Midtown Plaza are about to get jazzed up a bit, courtesy of the Eastman School of Music jazz department. Beginning in December, and continuing through May 2003, jazz students from the School will perform in Midtown Plaza’s main plaza area from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the first and third […]

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EASTMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE SHOWCASES TWO GREAT BILLS

November 20, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — The award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble presents its much anticipated first concert of the season under its new director, Bill Dobbins, at 8 p.m., Thursday, December 5, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). Dobbins — an acclaimed jazz conductor, composer, arranger, and performer who taught at Eastman from 1973-1994 — returned to the […]

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EASTMAN’S ROBERT SWENSEN MAKES LA SCALA DEBUT

November 18, 2002

Rochester, NY — Achilles may have been one of the greatest warriors in Greek mythology, but for tenor Robert Swensen, the character is one of great fortune. The internationally acclaimed award-winning singer and associate professor of voice at the Eastman School of Music makes his La Scala debut next month in Milan singing the leading […]

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EASTMAN STUDENT VIOLIST TO SOLO WITH ARMENIAN PHILHARMONIC

November 8, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — It will be an anything-but-ordinary Thanksgiving for Eastman School of Music student John Richards. Instead of enjoying turkey and the trimmings of the all-American holiday at home (in Salt Lake City), the 22-year-old violist will be half-a-world-away, east of Turkey — in Armenia, a small country that was part of the former […]

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FRIENDS OF EASTMAN OPERA SPONSOR SECOND ANNUAL VOICE COMPETITION

November 1, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — Eight talented voice/opera students from the Eastman School of Music have been nominated to compete in the second annual voice competition presented by the Friends of Eastman Opera — a volunteer group that supports Eastman Opera students, programs, and productions as well as promotes Eastman Opera Theatre in the Rochester community. The […]

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EASTMAN PROFESSOR ELLEN KOSKOFF RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ASCAP-DEEMS TAYLOR AWARD

October 30, 2002

ROCHESTER, NY — Ellen Koskoff, professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has been chosen as one of this year’s ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winners. These prestigious awards, presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), recognize excellence in music writing (books, articles, and liner notes) by […]

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EASTMAN CHORALE VOICES HEARD ON FIVE-CONCERT TOUR

October 24, 2002

Rochester, NY — The Eastman Chorale, a select graduate and undergraduate ensemble of 60 voices from the Eastman School of Music, conducted by William Weinert, is set for a five-concert Eastern United States tour next month. As is typical of this ensemble, the tour program reflects a wide variety of styles, and includes both a […]

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