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Eastman Wind Ensemble Hosts Canadian Brass for Gala Performance

September 11, 2007

Audience favorite Canadian Brass will join the Eastman Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Eastman Theatre for a concert kicking off the Ensemble’s recording for their new CD Manhattan Music. The gala performance, under Eastman Wind Ensemble Conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, promises an exciting program that includes a salute to ensemble […]


George Eastman's 1920 Vision for Eastman Theatre To be Realized

September 10, 2007

Full Photo Gallery The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will complete George Eastman’s original vision of an integrated facility “for the enrichment of community life” with a new building for teaching and performance spaces on the site included in the original facility plans. Extending the existing Eastman Theatre, the new wing will complete […]


Simon Shaheen, Leading Arabic and Middle Eastern Musician, To Perform At Eastman

August 31, 2007

Simon Shaheen, whose performances range from the classic Arabic repertoire to an energetic fusion of Arab, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music, will perform with his band Qantara at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Kilbourn Hall as part of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series. Described as a virtuoso on the […]


Trio Presents Concert of Masterworks on Italian Baroque Organ

August 29, 2007

Organist Ulrika Davidsson, violinist Christine Hauptly, and soprano Elizabeth Phillips join forces to kick off a new season of Italian Baroque Organ Showcase concerts at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 16. Their hour-long recital, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery’s Fountain Court, features music by Italian and German masters including Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, […]


Spotlight is on Faculty in Annual Recital Series

August 24, 2007

Eastman School of Music faculty are renowned soloists and chamber musicians who fill concert halls around the world, and recitals in the School’s Kilbourn Hall are an important part of their performing schedules. The Eastman Faculty Artist Series gives local music lovers the opportunity to catch these internationally lauded artists on their own home turf. […]


Eastman School’s Concert Halls will Ring with an Exciting Array of Events

August 17, 2007

Come September, the Rochester community will hear world-class music making by students, faculty, and guest artists at the Eastman School of Music almost every day of the week. From classical to New Music, from American Jazz to World Music, and with headliners like the Canadian Brass and Turtle Island String Quartet, the fall season is […]


Singers Invited to Audition for Eastman-Rochester Chorus

August 14, 2007

The Eastman-Rochester Chorus is holding auditions for its 2007-2008 season, with openings for all voice parts. Auditions are open to all singers in the greater Rochester area. The chorus is scheduled to perform Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Dec. 1 and 7; Santoro’s Symphony no. 4 with the Rochester […]


Eastman School Selected as “Hottest Music School” in Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide

August 13, 2007

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been named the “Hottest Music School” in the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College” guide. The Eastman School was one of 25 schools selected as noteworthy for offering top academic programs and also for generating “extra buzz” because of recent events or trend-setting initiatives. The […]


Construction Under Way on Unique New Organ In 18th-Century Style

July 16, 2007

On Monday, July 9, a massive shipping container arrived in downtown Rochester following a month-long, 4,000-mile, sea-and-land journey from Sweden. Carefully loaded inside were all the mechanical parts and the parts of the case for the city’s newest instrument: a 15-ton pipe organ to be built inside Christ Church. Workers unloaded and carried the pieces […]


Brighton Student Receives Jazz Scholarship to Eastman

June 25, 2007

Karl Stabnau of Brighton is this year’s recipient of the Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music scholarship. He will start his studies in jazz saxophone at Eastman School and in physics in the University’s Colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering this fall. For the past four years, Stabnau has taken lessons at the Eastman […]