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Reclaimed Timber Beams to be Lifted Into Place at Christ Church As New Balcony Construction Begins

March 23, 2007

When the Italian Baroque organ was installed at the Memorial Art Gallery in 2005, it marked the beginning of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) — a long-range plan to assemble a collection of new and historic organs in Rochester. First stages of construction for the next phase of the plan — building a new […]

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BRINGING CLASSICAL MUSIC TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS THROUGHOUT GREATER ROCHESTER

March 23, 2007

ROCHESTER, NY — Eastman School of Music students will bring their talents and passion for music to the community later this month, thanks to the School’s unique Music For All program. Small ensembles of two to six musicians will perform for audiences ranging from first graders to senior citizens. Approximately 180 Eastman students will take […]

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COMPOSER VISITS EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

March 22, 2007

The Eastman School of Music announces its first Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, who will be in residence at the School from March 25 until April 21. The Eastman School’s Hanson Institute for American Music funds the position of Howard Hanson Visiting Professor. (For more about the Hanson […]

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STEVE REICH VISITS EASTMAN FOR SYMPOSIUM AND CONCERT

March 21, 2007

One of America’s most respected and popular composers, Steve Reich, will visit the Eastman School of Music on March 31, as part of Reich’s worldwide 70th birthday celebrations. Reich’s time at Eastman includes a symposium with the composer speaking about his music to students, and he will attend a Musica Nova concert of four of […]

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EVERYTHING FROM MEDIEVAL CHANTS TO POP TUNES

March 16, 2007

ROCHESTER, NY ― No less than 10 centuries of music by 38 women — from the medieval chants of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) to the pop tunes of Billie Holiday, Indigo Girls, and Pink — takes center stage later this month during the Eastman School of Music’s weeklong festival celebrating women in music. For the […]

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A TASTE OF SONG AT EASTMAN THEATRE

March 14, 2007

The Eastman-Rochester Chorus, William Weinert, director, will be one of the 14 Rochester-area choirs showcased in A Taste of Song, a free concert to be presented by the Greater Rochester Choral Consortium on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. The 150-voice chorus, which consists of members from the greater Rochester community […]

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EXPERT IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE KEYBOARD REPERTOIRE TO PERFORM ON EASTMAN'S ITALIAN ORGAN

March 9, 2007

Hear the sounds of the only full-size Italian Baroque organ in North America Sunday, March 18, when guest organist Edoardo Bellotti performs a recital at the Memorial Art Gallery. Edoardo Bellotti is Professor of Organ at the Conservatory of Udine (Italy) and of Historical Organ at the Musikhochschule of Trossingen (Germany), and is Artistic Consultant […]

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UNIQUE LITERARY, MUSICAL EVENTS MARK AUTHOR'S APPEARANCE IN ROCHESTER

March 7, 2007

While Margaret Atwood is best-known for novels like Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid’s Tale, the internationally acclaimed author is also a renowned poet whose verse has been set to music. Local audiences will have the unique opportunity next month to hear Atwood’s words read by the author herself and also performed by musicians. Atwood […]

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SYDNEY HODKINSON RETURNS TO EASTMAN FOR PREMIERE OF HIS PIANO CONCERTO

February 21, 2007

See and hear Eastman School of Music professor and favorite Rochester performer Barry Snyder in the world premiere of A Shifting Trek, a piano concerto by Eastman professor emeritus Sydney Hodkinson. This major new work was commissioned by the Eastman School’s Hanson Institute for American Music. And, hear a 20th-century classic by Frank Zappa’s favorite […]

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MARK WOOD – ELECTRIC VIOLINIST

February 17, 2007

Rochester, NY; What do you get when you cross a rock star with a classically-trained violinist? The answer is Mark Wood, recording artist, music educator, original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and instrument inventor. Hochstein School of Music & Dance and the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music are collaborating on […]

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