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New Horizons Dance Band Offers Events for Area Military Veterans

November 2, 2007

Local veterans of all generations and their families can kick up their heels or just enjoy the music of the New Horizons Dance Band, thanks to a new initiative by the Eastman Community Music School ensemble. The first event in a new community outreach series to veterans will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. […]


Eastman Horn Choir Presents St. Hubert’s Day Concert

November 1, 2007

The Eastman Horn Choir, under the direction of Peter Kurau, associate professor of horn at the Eastman School of Music, will present two concerts commemorating the feast day of St. Hubert. Both events, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Andrew’s Church, and at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Eastman School of […]


Eastman School, Bowling Green Collaboration Results in First Modern Production of ‘La virtù de’ strali d’Amore’

October 26, 2007

The Eastman School of Music and Bowling Green State University will present the first production in modern times of Francesco Cavalli’s 1642 La virtù de’ strali d’Amore, a groundbreaking and highly entertaining early opera. The work will be performed in Rochester on Nov. 9, shortly after its North American premiere in Ohio. Translated as “The […]


Eastman’s Tuba Mirum Invited to Prestigious International Conference

October 25, 2007

Tuba Mirum, the Eastman School of Music’s tuba and euphonium ensemble, has been invited to perform at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference next summer in Cincinnati. The conference, which is held biannually, is attended by the top tuba and euphonium artists and ensembles from around the world. “It’s a great honor for the ensemble […]


Eastman Professor Ralph Locke Wins Fifth ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

October 24, 2007

For the fifth time since 1992, Eastman School of Music Professor of Musicology Ralph P. Locke has won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing. The award is presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. The new honor cites his article “Liszt on the Artist in Society,” which […]


Student Clarinet Choir Receives Out-of-Town Performance Invitations

October 23, 2007

After just one year in existence, the Eastman School of Music Clarinet Choir is getting invitations and going on the road. On Sunday, Oct. 28, the 15-member ensemble travels to Buffalo to perform as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Community Night Concert Series. The Eastman students will warm up the audience with Rossini’s “Italian […]


Investiture Ceremony Celebrates New Dean of Eastman School of Music

October 22, 2007

The performance of one of his own works will highlight the inaugural ceremony marking the investiture of Douglas Lowry as Dean of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. The ceremony, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Eastman Theatre, will also feature the presentation of the honorary degree Doctor of Music […]


Eastman School, Public Musick Plan Celebration in Memory of Alfred Mann

October 19, 2007

Concerts, lectures, and a tour of locally historic St. Michael’s Church highlight a four-day festival devoted to the life and work of Alfred Mann, the late Eastman School of Music professor and world-renowned scholar of Baroque choral music and the history of music theory. A collaboration of the Eastman School of Music and Publick Musick, […]


Mitzie Collins Honored by Arts & Cultural Council

October 18, 2007

Renowned Rochester musician Mitzie Collins, a member of the faculty of the Eastman Community Music School, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Artist Award for Music by the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. A performer of Celtic and traditional American folk music, Collins is known nationally and internationally as a virtuoso […]


Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’

October 17, 2007

Eastman Opera Theatre brings Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music to the Kilbourn Hall stage for four performances beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. The musical, which won six Tony Awards and ran for 601 performances on Broadway, includes Sondheim’s most famous song, “Send in the Clowns.” Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, […]