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A MAGICAL, MOONLIT MASTERPIECE

March 23, 2006

For its spring Eastman Theatre presentation, Eastman Opera Theatre has chosen Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Jules Massenet. The story of Cinderella has inspired composers from Rossini and Prokofiev to Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, but Massenet’s musical treatment of this fairy tale is especially imaginative and romantic—and also a wonderful introduction to opera for all ages. […]

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MEZZO-SOPRANO JENNIFER LARMORE TO PERFORM AT KILBOURN HALL

March 17, 2006

Equally at home on the operatic and concert stage as in the recording studio, internationally-known mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore will perform in recital on Tuesday, March 28 at the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The performance, which concludes Eastman’s 2005-06 Kilbourn Series, begins at 8 p.m. Long regarded as one of the world’s foremost opera […]

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EASTMAN PRESENTS ANNUAL "MUSIC FOR ALL" PROGRAM

March 15, 2006

Rochester, NY — Eastman School of Music students will bring their talents and passion for music to the community later this month, thanks to the School’s unique Music For All program. Small ensembles of 2-6 musicians will perform for audiences ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens. According to Elinor Freer, assistant professor of chamber music […]

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THE ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY

March 10, 2006

Finally, a place unbounded by geography, a harmony unaffected by the occasional dissonances, a resource unobstructed by the divide of business versus artistry. On April 10, 2006, the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester unveils Polyphonic.org, a comprehensive website for orchestra musicians. Polyphonic.org is the first […]

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EASTMAN HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL 'WOMEN IN MUSIC' FESTIVAL

March 9, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY ― The music of female composers ― prominent, emerging, and even obscure ― takes center stage later this month as the Eastman School of Music presents a weeklong festival celebrating women in music. The School’s second annual Women in Music Festival, presented with support from Maureen L. Toombs RE/MAX Realty Group, runs March […]

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EASTMAN CHORALE CONCLUDES ITS ANNUAL TOUR WITH ROCHESTER CONCERT

February 24, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY-The Eastman Chorale, a select graduate and undergraduate ensemble of fifty voices from the Eastman School of Music conducted by William Weinert, is preparing for a four-concert tour March 2-5, 2006, culminating in a free concert at Kilbourn Hall Sunday March 5 at 3 p.m. The program will include Hymn to St. Cecilia by […]

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THE EASTMAN STUDIO ORCHESTRA PERFORMS WORKS THAT INTERTWINE CLASSICAL AND JAZZ

February 23, 2006

Rochester, NY — Music that’s not quite classical, not quite jazz, but something all its own can be heard when the Eastman School of Music’s Studio Orchestra presents a free concert at 8 p.m., on Friday, March 10 in the Eastman Theatre. Under the guidance of Eastman conductor Bill Dobbins, the Orchestra will perform works […]

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EASTMAN’S PHILHARMONIA AND MUSICA NOVA PERFORM WORKS BY DUTCH COMPOSER LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

February 7, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY — Prominent Dutch composer Louis Andriessen comes to the Eastman School of Music later this month to work with students in a three-day residency, February 20-22, which includes performances by two of Eastman’s prestigious student ensembles. On Monday, February 20, Music Nova will perform Andriessen’s Workers’ Union at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall […]

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CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY IS EASTMAN’S NEXT GRAND PIANIST

January 20, 2006

Rochester, NY — The Eastman School of Music’s first-ever Grand Pianists series, which debuted in December with Emanuel Ax, continues with Christopher O’Riley on February 14 at Eastman Theatre. O’Riley has redefined the possibilities of classical music and its audience in recent years by combining traditional repertoire with transcriptions of contemporary rock music. He’s particularly […]

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MARIAN MCPARTLAND CELEBRATES RAYBURN WRIGHT

January 16, 2006

Rochester, NY — Jazz legend Marian McPartland has been a frequent performer at the Eastman School of Music for 35 years, ever since Rayburn Wright invited her to headline his annual Arranger’s Holiday concert in 1971. “Everyone admired and respected him greatly,” says the legendary jazz pianist and host of NPR’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. […]

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