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Annual Commencement for Eastman School of Music Undergraduate and Master's Students is Sunday, May 20

May 11, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Eastman School of Music 82nd annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and master’s degree students is set for 11:15 a.m., Sunday, May 20 at the Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. (The doctoral commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19.) More than 200 students will receive their degrees, […]

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ARE WE IN BALI? NO, IT'S GIBBS STREET!

May 1, 2007

The Eastman School of Music concludes its 2006-07 World Music Series on Thursday, May 3 at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, with a performance by the School’s own Gamelan Lila Muni (“orchestra of heavenly sound”), a traditional percussion orchestra of gongs, drums, metallophones, and flutes from the Indonesian island of Bali. The concert will feature […]

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CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF VERNE REYNOLDS

May 1, 2007

Eastman professor emeritus Verne Reynolds celebrated his 80th birthday in July 2006, and the School at which he taught for 36 years is paying tribute to him with a special concert on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. A distinguished horn player and teacher, Reynolds is also a prolific composer, and the May […]

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A Musical Send-Off For an Award Winning Group!

April 25, 2007

“Robust energy and enthusiasm” is how the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word vim – which also happens to be the name of an Eastman School of Music student saxophone quartet that has won awards and acclaim for its outstanding musicianship. Next month, the ViM Saxophone Quartet will bring its rapidly growing artistry to the stage […]

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Happy Birthday, Polyphonic.org!

April 24, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In April 2006, the Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership launched something brand-new: Polyphonic.org, a professional development website for orchestra musicians. In April 2007, as it celebrates its first anniversary, Polyphonic.org is emerging as an innovative resource for information on orchestra life.  It has created a network and a sense […]

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National Recognition for Eastman Students and Their Teachers

April 5, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman School of Music students triumphed at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artists Competition, held last month in Toronto. Violinist Anat Kardontchik, student of Distinguished Professor of Violin Zvi Zeitlin, won First Prize in the Strings Division. Israeli-born Anat is a senior in Professor Zeitlin’s class. Her family resides in […]

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Grammy Award-winning Chamber Orchestra Concludes Eastman’s Mosaic Series

April 5, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The Eastman School of Music concludes its eclectic Mosaic Series with violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. In 1997, after almost three […]

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JOINING THE RANKS OF RENEE FLEMING, PHILIP GLASS AND JOHN LITHGOW

April 4, 2007

The Eastman School of Music proudly announces that four members of the Eastman community were recently given 2007 Fulbright Awards to live and study abroad: Jay Kacherski, Masters of Music in Guitar Performance Alumnus (2005) from Hopewell Junction, New York, was awarded a Fulbright grant to spend a year in Mexico City, Mexico, researching, studying […]

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Archived News Stories

March 31, 2007

(NOTE: Most external links are no longer available. Some may require a subscription.) Teaching Musicians to Be Entrepreneurs Business Week • Mar 28, 2007 Pipe Organ Begins To Take Shape R News • Mar 27, 2007 Wood’s Workshop (Audio Slide Show with Mark Wood) Democrat and Chronicle • Mar 26, 2007 Bop Arts gets all […]

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A NEW LOOK AT THE ROMEO AND JULIET STORY

March 28, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—. Love and war, politics and religion, past and future collide in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues), a gripping version of the Romeo and Juliet story by the composer of Norma. Eastman Opera Theatre continues its 2006-2007 season with this rarely performed, but beautiful and dramatic, work. While […]

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