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EASTMAN THEATRE'S STUNNING NEW STAGE UNVEILED

October 6, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — With a percussion fanfare written especially for the occasion, the curtain rose for the very first time today on the Eastman Theatre’s $5 million stage renovation. In a short ceremony this afternoon in the historic Theatre, Eastman School Dean James Undercofler — accompanied by University of Rochester President Thomas H. Jackson, Rochester […]

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EASTMAN PROFESSOR RECEIVES UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TEACHING HONOR

September 23, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — Zvi Zeitlin, distinguished Kilbourn professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music, received one of the University of Rochester’s highest teaching honors — the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching — at the Eastman School’s Convocation ceremony held earlier this month. Awarded within University of Rochester schools with […]

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EASTMAN COMPOSER WRITES SECOND WORK FOR OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE AT WEBSTER PARK

September 21, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — Robert Morris, chair of the Composition Department of the Eastman School of Music, has again found inspiration in the sights and sounds of nature, and produced a second work that draws audiences not into the concert hall but rather into a beautiful natural environment. Morris has written a new outdoor piece, Coming […]

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EASTMAN THEATRE’S NEW STAGE TO BE UNVEILED IN EARLY OCTOBER

September 20, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY ― Eastman Theatre’s “extreme makeover” ― a $5 million renovation to its stage ― is nearing completion on time and on budget, and the excitement is mounting. The stage renovation, announced publicly in February 2003, is the first of two phases of historically sensitive renovations that the Eastman School of Music has planned […]

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A “PIPE DREAM” NO LONGER, EASTMAN’S LATEST ORGAN PROJECT LINKS CULTURES ACROSS THE OCEAN

September 7, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — As the Eastman School of Music prepares for its third annual Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival, so does an international contingent of influential organ builders, prominent organ scholars and researchers, and important Lithuanian dignitaries. A major highlight of this year’s festival, October 21-24, is the first ever global cultural heritage project of […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL TO HONOR ROCHESTER NATIVE AND ALUMNUS MITCH MILLER

August 18, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — It’s a homecoming unlike any other for music legend Mitch Miller. On Thursday, September 9, the Rochester native and recipient of a 2000 Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement will return to his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music, for a special ceremony in his honor. During it, Eastman School Director James […]

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WORLD PREMIERE OF FOUR SEASCAPES FOR CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL OF EASTMAN SCHOOL’S FAMOUS SIBLEY MUSIC LIBRARY

August 13, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — When Eastman School of Music Dean James Undercofler asked acclaimed composer and alumnus Dominick Argento (PhD ’58) to write a piece for the October 2004 centennial celebration of the School’s famed Sibley Music Library, it was clearly a match made in heaven. Considered America’s pre-eminent composer of lyric opera, the Pulitzer- and […]

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17-YEAR-OLD WINS EASTMAN’S 2004 YOUNG ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

August 6, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — An outstanding performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 1 made Natalia Kazaryan, a 17-year-old originally from the Republic of Georgia, the first-place winner last night in the Eastman School of Music’s Eighth Annual Young Artists International Piano Competition. As top winner of the weeklong competition for talented 14- to 18-year-old pianists, Kazaryan receives […]

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Tickets for Eastman Concerts to be Sold Through RPO Box Office

July 19, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — Obtaining tickets to concerts and events presented by the Eastman School of Music just got easier and more convenient. Beginning August 16, tickets for all Eastman School performances will be sold through the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office, located at 108 East Avenue — just around the corner from the School. As […]

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WORLD RENOWNED CANADIAN BRASS SPENDS SUMMER WEEKEND AT EASTMAN

July 7, 2004

ROCHESTER, NY — Long before the new fast ferry started bringing Canadians to Rochester, Canada’s — and the world’s — best known brass quintet, the Canadian Brass, has been bringing their acclaimed music to our city. So for the third consecutive summer, the men who “put brass music on the map” will be in Rochester […]

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