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Selected Coverage October 2008

October 1, 2008

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Senior Violinist Ka Chun Gary Ngan to Perform in Conservatory Project Anniversary Concert

October 1, 2008

Eastman School of Music senior Ka Chun Gary Ngan will be one of 14 students from the nation’s leading conservatories performing at the Kennedy Center Sunday, Oct. 5, in a concert marking the fifth anniversary of the center’s Conservatory Project. A student of Professor of Violin Charles Castleman, Ngan will join other students selected to […]


Composition Nominated for Latin Grammy Has Eastman School Connections

September 29, 2008

A work recorded at the Eastman School of Music and performed by an Eastman ensemble has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. “Barcelonazo,” which was performed by Musica Nova under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, received a nomination for best classical contemporary composition in the 9th annual Latin Grammy Awards. The engineer on the recording, […]


Tribute Concerts Celebrate Artistry of Violin Giant David Oistrakh

September 26, 2008

As a child, violinist David Oistrakh survived the upheavals and destruction of World War I and the Russian Revolution. During World War II, he performed for factory workers and for Russian soldiers on the front lines. Throughout the Cold War, he undertook a grueling performance and conducting schedule at home and abroad, his artistry exploited […]


Eastman School's New 'Old' Organ Sounds Its Debut

September 25, 2008

Download Hi Resolution Images National Press Kit (Opens as PDF) The Craighead-Saunders Organ, a breathtaking 30,000-pound instrument that is the only one of its kind in the United States, will make its highly anticipated public debut during a series of concerts over five days in October. The result of an eight-year research and construction project […]


World Music Series Presents Traditional and New Music of Africa

September 10, 2008

Two legendary performers of traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe launch this season’s World Music Series at the Eastman School of Music. Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko, who perform together as the “Mbira Masters of Zimbabwe,” will be joined by African Alchemies, an ensemble that presents traditional and new African music, in concert at 8 p.m. […]


Music and Globalization Concert Features Renowned Chinese Composer Chen Yi

September 9, 2008

A concert of works by the first woman to receive a master’s degree in composition from a Chinese institution, and who is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will cap a two-day event on music and globalization at the Eastman School of Music. The event, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, […]


Eastman School Musicians Play Many Roles at International Arts and Cultural Festival

September 5, 2008

Eastman School of Music musicians—faculty, students, and alumni—will be prominent at this year’s Chihuahua International Festival: Associate professor Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez is the festival’s composer-in-residence; the Eastman BroadBand Ensemble is the resident ensemble for the festival’s contemporary music component; guitarist Dieter Hennings and the woodwind quintet Arabesque Winds will each present a recital; and the JACK […]


Musician Leaders Evaluate Impact of Website Created for Orchestra Musicians

September 4, 2008

Key leaders from 21 of the country’s largest orchestras have been invited to come to Eastman School of Music on Monday, Sept. 8, to discuss the impact of Polyphonic.org, a website for professional orchestra musicians and aspiring students. Launched more than two years ago by Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership, the site offers news and […]


Selected Coverage September 2008

September 1, 2008

Selected Coverage September 2008: Download PDF here