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BROADWAY STAR COMPOSER CHARLES STROUSE TO ADDRESS EASTMAN'S CLASS OF 2003

April 24, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY &#151 Award-winning composer and lyricist Charles Strouse &#151 perhaps best known for his smash hit musical Annie &#151 will return to his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music, next month to address the School’s graduating class of 2003. The annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and master’s degree students will begin at 11:30 […]

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EASTMAN CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF LUCIANO BERIO IN FESTIVAL SHOWCASING SEVERAL OF HIS GROUNDBREAKING WORKS

April 10, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — The stages of the Eastman School of Music will reverberate with the music of internationally acclaimed composer Luciano Berio — including a New York premiere — as the School celebrates the innovative Italian musician with a festival in his honor. An unparalleled leader in the thinking, development, and creation of music from […]

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EASTMAN PRESENTS THE GOLDEN SOUNDS OF THE BALINESE GAMELAN

April 3, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music concludes its 2002-2003 World Music Series with a performance by the School’s own Gamelan Lila Muni (“orchestra of heavenly sound”), a traditional percussion orchestra of gongs, drums, metallophones, and flutes from the Indonesian island of Bali. The concert, which features sacred and secular Balinese music &#151 as […]

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EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’

March 18, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — A classic by Shakespeare — with a decidedly modern twist — comes to life this spring as Eastman Opera Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an opera by Benjamin Britten. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 6, in Eastman […]

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EASTMAN’S YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE NAMED ONE OF 15 NATIONAL FINALISTS IN “ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON” COMPETITION

March 13, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — Formed just last fall, the Eastman Youth Jazz Ensemble has been selected as one of the top 15 bands from around the nation — and one of only two from New York State — in the Eighth Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMS IN WORLD MUSIC AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

March 10, 2003

Rochester, NY — To address cultural and social differences in music education, and to enrich students’ musical experiences by providing a well-grounded exposure to the world’s musics and how they are interrelated, the Eastman School of Music will begin offering a Certificate in World Music and a Diploma in Ethnomusicology in fall 2003. Under the […]

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WITH “CALLS AND ECHOES,” EASTMAN BRASS BRINGS ITS ARTISTRY TO DISC

March 5, 2003

Rochester, NY — For more than four decades, the acclaimed Eastman Brass — described by the Los Angeles Times as displaying “stylish elegance, flawless intonation, remarkable accuracy, and ensemble precision that rivals that of any string quartet” — has impressed and delighted audiences throughout the world with its varied and imaginative repertoire. Now, this renowned […]

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EASTMAN STUDENT TO PERFORM UNDER MARVIN HAMLISCH AT WASHINGTON’S KENNEDY CENTER

March 4, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — It has the making of a modern-day Cinderella story: A young singer who dreams of life as an opera star is plucked from relative obscurity and is given the chance to perform with an acclaimed orchestra under a prominent conductor in one of the America’s most prestigious concert halls. Yet, for Eastman […]

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ALUMNI CONCERT AT WEILL HALL SHOWCASES PRIDE IN "EASTMAN EXPERIENCE"

February 26, 2003

New York, NY — The far-reaching impact of an Eastman School of Music education and the relationships forged while at that school will play out musically on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m., when nearly a dozen Eastman alumni from the greater New York area bring their talents to Weill Recital Hall for a fundraising […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCES MAJOR RENOVATION OF EASTMAN THEATRE STAGE

February 14, 2003

ROCHESTER, NY — The stage of the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Theatre is about to get a dramatic “facelift” in the first phase of an historically-sensitive renovation to the magnificent theatre in downtown Rochester. The renovation, based on a design by the Rochester architectural firm of Macon Chaintreuil Jensen & Stark, will result in […]

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