EASTMAN SCHOOL REMEMBERS KING WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN KILBOURN HALL

December 23, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered and celebrated next month by the Eastman School of Music with a special performance that is free and open to the public. On Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), at noon in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.), […]

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“THE SONG CONTINUES” WITH A STRONG SHOWING BY EASTMAN ALUMNI AT CARNEGIE HALL

December 23, 2005

Rochester, NY — When soprano Nicole Cabell and baritone Nathaniel Webster appear at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall next month, they will share a special bond that goes beyond singing on the same prestigious New York stage. On Friday, January 27 — under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s festival, The Song Continues…2006 — the voices […]

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CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM WARFIELD

December 21, 2005

Rochester, NY — The late, internationally acclaimed vocalist William Warfield will leave a lasting local legacy, thanks in part to Rochester’s William Warfield Scholarship Fund. Since it was founded in 1977, the Fund has awarded more than 30 scholarships to talented and deserving voice students at the Eastman School of Music. “The Fund is also […]

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EASTMAN PRESENTS RARELY-PERFORMED MASTERPIECE:

November 28, 2005

Rochester, NY — Approximately 150 years after he completed it, Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s “Faust” will finally get its Rochester premiere on Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. Under the direction of William Weinert, the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra will join in presenting this monument of […]

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FUTURE STARS SHINE AT EASTMAN VOICE COMPETITION

November 28, 2005

Rochester, NY — Nine of the Eastman School of Music’s top voice and opera students vied for kudos and cash at the fifth annual Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition on Saturday, November 19, 2005. It was an afternoon of arias and appreciative applause in the School’s beautiful Kilbourn Hall, and when it was all […]

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JAZZ DRUMMER PETER ERSKINE VISITS EASTMAN SCHOOL

November 17, 2005

Rochester, NY — World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine will visit the Eastman School of Music from November 28th through the 30th. His stay will include three sessions with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, followed by an 8 p.m. concert in Kilbourn Hall on Wednesday, November 30. This is Erskine’s second trip to Eastman (first in 1998), but […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE GEORGE PERLE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

November 10, 2005

Rochester, NY – The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and an array of other major awards and honors, George Perle is a powerful influence among American composers of our time. “He’s an American original,” says David Headlam, Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. “Perle developed a completely […]

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EMANUEL AX OPENS EASTMAN’S GRAND PIANISTS SERIES

November 8, 2005

Rochester, NY — Many of the 20th century’s greatest pianists appeared in recital in the Eastman Theatre, including Rachmaninoff, Horowitz and Serkin. With the Theatre’s magnificent new concert shell and vastly improved acoustics, it was time for the Eastman School of Music to renew this great tradition with three contemporary keyboard superstars. Emanuel Ax opens […]

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EASTMAN’S ANNUAL VOICE COMPETITION SHOWCASES RISING STARS

November 3, 2005

Rochester, NY — Voice and opera students at the Eastman School of Music will vie for awards and accolades at the fifth annual Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition on Saturday, November 19 in Kilbourn Hall. Eighteen students have already made it into the first round by being nominated by an Eastman voice teacher. Each […]

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MASTERS OF CARIBBEAN MUSIC KICKS OFF EASTMAN’S WORLD MUSIC SERIES

October 26, 2005

Rochester, NY — The Eastman School of Music kicks off its popular World Music Series on Tuesday, November 15 with a highly regarded tour from the National Council for Traditional Arts. Masters of the Caribbean explores the varied and exciting musical traditions of the Caribbean by presenting three artists: The Mighty Sparrow (Trinidadian calypso), Ecos […]

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