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University of Rochester Senior wins Marshall Scholarship

December 3, 2007

Rachel Kincaid, a 21-year-old trumpet player and composer at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue two advanced degrees in the United Kingdom. She will begin a one-year master’s degree program in trumpet performance next fall at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, […]


Eastman Composer Allan Schindler Awarded Fromm Foundation Commission

November 30, 2007

Allan Schindler, professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards in composition, a $10,000 commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. The Fromm Music Foundation, administered by the music department of Harvard University, was founded by businessman Paul Fromm, founder of the Great […]


Eastman Musicians Headed for International Festival in Italy

November 29, 2007

Eastman musicians are shown rehearsing in Cagliari, Sardinia, for an international music festival earlier this month. Composer and conductor Juan Trigos conducted the ensemble of Eastman students and recent alumni for the performance of Comala, a chamber opera by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, associate professor of composition at Eastman. # # # A group of Eastman School […]


Friends of Eastman Opera Announce Winners of Annual Voice Competition

November 21, 2007

Eastman School of Music students Evan Jones, Julia Cramer, and Quinn Patrick were named the winners of this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held November 17 in the School’s Kilbourn Hall. Jones, a baritone, placed first in this year’s competition and was awarded the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize in the amount of $1,000. […]


Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Eastman Wind Ensemble To Present Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor

November 20, 2007

The Eastman-Rochester Chorus and the Eastman Wind Ensemble will present two free performances next month of Anton Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, considered a masterpiece of blending Renaissance polyphony—independent melodic parts—with Romantic harmonies. The work, for eight voice parts, was commissioned in 1866 to inaugurate the new Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Linz, Austria. […]


Ying Quartet Kicks Off New Season of Eastman-Ranlet Recitals

November 16, 2007

The Ying Quartet, the Eastman School of Music’s string quartet-in-residence, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Kilbourn Hall. The concert, featuring the works of Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, is part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series sponsored by the Eastman School of Music. Now in its second decade of performance, the […]


Eastman to Immerse Listeners in 'The Gift of Music'

November 9, 2007

A concert of non-stop performances by Eastman School of Music vocal and instrumental ensembles will offer an array of musical styles and give audiences a multisensory experience of “The Gift of Music.” Using the “prism concert” format, in which groups perform in uninterrupted succession in different locations around the concert hall, the event surrounds listeners […]


Organ Music, Dance Performed Together in Program of Improvisation

November 8, 2007

The audience for the next Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert at the Memorial Art Gallery will get a treat for the eyes as well as the ears, as performers show how the instrument is used for improvisation and for accompanying performance. The performance, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, features Stephen Kennedy, director of music […]


Concert Celebrates Former Eastman Professor, RPO Bassoonist K. David Van Hoesen

November 7, 2007

A concert in honor of K. David Van Hoesen, professor emeritus of bassoon at the Eastman School of Music and former principal bassoonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Kilbourn Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature chamber works and […]


Annual Competition Spotlights Vocal Stars of Tomorrow

November 2, 2007

Eight voice and opera students at the Eastman School of Music will take center stage in the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Kilbourn Hall. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, gives local audiences the exciting opportunity to hear rising […]