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Fagan Commission Features Eastman Composer, Student Musicians

October 9, 2007

A collaboration involving Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and musicians from the Eastman School of Music will result in the inaugural preview of a University of Rochester-commissioned dance work this month. Set to a score by Eastman faculty member and composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and choreographed by Fagan, the piece, titled EDGE/JOY, will receive its first […]

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Ying Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet Reprise Studio Collaboration on Stage

October 3, 2007

The Ying Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet will bring a “live version” of their Grammy Award-winning recording 4 + Four to the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Each group will perform by itself and then join for the second half of the concert. The Ying Quartet […]

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Musicians from Central Asia Bring Ancient Traditions to Life

October 2, 2007

Seventeen artists from Central Asia will showcase the diverse musical traditions of their countries at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Kilbourn Hall as part of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series. “Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia: Nomads, Mystics, and Troubadours” will include vocal and instrumental music from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Qaraqalpakstan; […]

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Eastman Community Music School Faculty Take to the Stage

September 28, 2007

Music teachers always end the school year with recitals by their students. Faculty members from the Eastman Community Music School are helping to get the school year rolling with a recital of their own. A dozen faculty will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Kilbourn Hall. “A recital like this is a great […]

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First Sounding of Pipes of New Organ under Construction in Christ Church Launches Eastman’s Annual Organ Festival

September 24, 2007

The first sounds of a new pipe organ being built in Rochester will launch an upcoming festival devoted to the preservation of old and historic organs. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, participants in this year’s EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) Festival will gather in the sanctuary of Christ Church, 141 East Ave., to […]

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Great Artists, Great Music Presented during Eastman Guitarfest

September 24, 2007

An exciting series showcasing classical guitar takes advantage of local appearances by renowned musicians and incorporates opportunities for the public to observe master classes and recitals by the guest artists and Eastman School of Music faculty. Sponsored by Eastman’s Department of Strings, Harp, and Guitar in association with the International Guitar Institute, “Eastman Guitarfest 2007” […]

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Recitals by Organ Department Faculty Featured during Annual Festival

September 20, 2007

Faculty members from the Department of Organ and Historical Keyboards will be featured in several recitals throughout the city during this year’s EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) Festival Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14. Since no two pipe organs are exactly the same, the series of recitals provides the opportunity to hear the rich […]

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Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist Will Perform In Kilbourn Series

September 17, 2007

Scottish-born classical guitarist David Russell, a favorite with both audiences and music critics around the world, will kick off this season’s Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School of Music with a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. Highly praised for his musicianship, artistry, and stage presence, Russell took up the guitar as a […]

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Eastman School of Music will Host Mazurka Marathon

September 13, 2007

Local audiences will have the unique opportunity to hear all 51 of Frederick Chopin’s mazurkas presented in a single concert when distinguished pianist Michal Wesolowski performs in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. The special program will have two intermissions and will conclude at 6 p.m. Admission is […]

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Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez of Eastman School Receives Barlow Prize for Composition

September 13, 2007

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, associate professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music, has been awarded the 2007 Barlow Prize to compose a new work for percussion ensemble. He was selected from 327 composer applications submitted from more than two dozen countries. As the winning composer, Sanchez-Gutierrez will receive a $10,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment […]

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