FRIENDS OF EASTMAN OPERA ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF RECENT VOICE COMPETITION

December 17, 2004

Rochester, NY — Four talented vocalists, all students at the Eastman School of Music, walked away winners in the annual voice competition sponsored recently by the Friends of Eastman Opera (FEO) — a membership organization that supports Eastman Opera Theatre in the Rochester community. The competition, held November 20 in Kilbourn Hall, continues to build […]

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FREDERICK FENNELL, FOUNDER OF THE EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE, DIES AT AGE 90

December 7, 2004

Rochester, NY — Frederick Fennell, legendary founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and former faculty member at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, died today (Tuesday, December 7) at his home in Florida after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. Widely regarded as the leader of the wind ensemble movement in […]

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EASTMAN STUDENT WINS $5,000 PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET COMPETITION

December 1, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — After a grueling three days and five rounds of virtuosic solos, cadenzas, and more than a few high notes, Eastman School of Music trumpeter Brian Shaw secured an impressive second-place finish ― and a $5,000 cash award ― at the eighth annual Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, hosted last month by […]

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BOSTON BRASS HEATS UP KILBOURN HALL IN DECEMBER

November 19, 2004

Rochester, NY — One of North America’s most sought-after brass quintets — the Boston Brass — comes to Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.) next month for a performance that’s sure to heat up a cold December night. The concert, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, is part of the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Concert […]

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DAUGHTER OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG TO SPEAK AT EASTMAN

November 9, 2004

Change Notice – Due to a flight delay, the special lecture recital has been moved from 4pm to 8pm. ROCHESTER, NY — Nuria Schoenberg Nono — the daughter of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), the great music theorist and composer whose “12-tone” method of composition redefined music-making in the 20th century — is coming to the Eastman […]

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FRIENDS OF EASTMAN OPERA SPONSOR FOURTH ANNUAL VOICE COMPETITION

November 9, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — The talents of voice/opera students from the Eastman School of Music take center stage in the fourth annual voice competition presented by the Friends of Eastman Opera — a volunteer group that supports Eastman Opera students, programs, and productions, and also promotes Eastman Opera Theatre in the Rochester community. The competition began […]

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EASTMAN STUDENT WINS $10,000 SILVER PRIZE IN FIRST-EVER DAVID OISTRAKH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

November 4, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY ― An outstanding final-round performance of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 ― with the Odessa National Philharmonic ― won Eastman School of Music student Grace Lee the silver prize in the first-ever David Oistrakh International Violin Competition, held in September in the legendary city of Odessa in the Ukraine. As second-place winner, Lee […]

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THREE EASTMAN JAZZ CONCERTS IN EIGHT DAYS MAKE IT A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER

October 29, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY ― There’s a flurry of jazz coming to Gibbs Street in mid-November. Three outstanding ― and free ― performances by the Eastman School of Music’s award-winning jazz ensembles and some exciting guest artists are sure to keep things “heated up” inside while the temperatures drop outside. All concerts will take place in Kilbourn […]

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THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF GEORGE EASTMAN: A VISION TO CREATE THE EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

October 18, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — At the birth of America’s Roaring ’20s, a small group of visionary civic leaders in a mid-sized Western New York city came together with the dream of forming a world-class school of music. The story of how, in 1921, Rochester industrialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman founded the Eastman School of Music, […]

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EAST AND WEST: CHINA AND BROADWAY COME TO EASTMAN FOR A DOUBLE-BILL OPERA PREMIERE BY ALUMNUS CHARLES STROUSE

October 13, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — An intriguing new opera by Charles Strouse — one of Broadway’s most prolific composers and one of the Eastman School of Music’s most illustrious alumni — launches Eastman Opera Theatre’s new season this fall. The world premiere performances of Strouse’s new work, The Future of the American Musical Theater, will take place […]

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