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FORMER SIBLEY MUSIC LIBRARIAN RUTH WATANABE DIES

February 28, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — Ruth Watanabe, librarian of the Eastman School of Music’s Sibley Music Library for nearly four decades and namesake of its extraordinary Special Collections department, died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at The Highlands at Pittsford. She was 88. Born in California on May 16, 1916, Watanabe received a bachelor of music degree in […]

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BOOK CO-AUTHORED BY EASTMAN PROFESSOR WINS NATIONAL PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARD

February 16, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — An Eastman School of Music professor’s new book for teaching the fundamentals of music to “Little Mozarts” has earned a Parents’ Choice Award, a prestigious seal of approval from the Parents’ Choice Foundation — the nation’s oldest not-for-profit evaluator of children’s books, videos, toys, audios, computer software, television, and magazines. Acting Dean […]

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JAZZ LEGEND CLARK TERRY TO PERFORM WITH EASTMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

February 8, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — One of the greatest jazz musicians of all time — trumpeter Clark Terry — pays a special visit to the Eastman School of Music later this month. In a rare Rochester appearance, the 84-year-old elder statesman of jazz will perform with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble (conducted by Bill Dobbins), several Eastman faculty […]

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SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE PAYS A VISIT TO EASTMAN FOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS ‘SECRET THEATRE’ BY MUSICA NOVA

January 21, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — Prominent British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle comes to the Eastman School of Music early next month to work with students in a three-day residency, February 2-4. The highlight of his visit will be a performance of his acclaimed Secret Theatre by Eastman’s Musica Nova at 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 2, in Kilbourn […]

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EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE TO APPEAR AT CARNEGIE HALL

January 21, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — It is fitting that the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the world’s first and arguably most esteemed ensemble of its kind, will pay homage to its late founder, Frederick Fennell, in the prestigious venue of New York’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 9 p.m. Dr. Fennell, who founded the Eastman Wind […]

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WILMOT DOCTORS TAKE STAGE FEBRUARY 5 AT KILBOURN HALL BENEFIT RECITAL

January 18, 2005

Three doctors with the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center will highlight “Keys for a Cure,” a Saturday, Feb. 5, benefit piano recital at the Eastman School of Music. Pianists George Abraham, M.D., and Eugene Toy, M.D., and vocalist Michelle Shayne, M.D., will perform during the 8 p.m. performance […]

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EASTMAN CHORALE TOUR PROVIDES MUSICAL EXCURSION THROUGH THE SACRED AND THE SECULAR

January 17, 2005

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 preparing for a fascinating three-concert tour from February 17-19, 2005. The concert program reflects contrasts and extremes of emotion, place and time, in both sacred and secular settings. The […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL REMEMBERS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WITH TWO SPECIAL JANUARY PERFORMANCES

January 7, 2005

ROCHESTER, NY — The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered and celebrated this month by the Eastman School of Music with two special performances, both of which are free and open to the public. On Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), at noon in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs […]

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