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Composer, Critic Greg Sandow Will Address Eastman School Graduating Class

May 6, 2008

Composer and veteran critic Greg Sandow, whose observations about the future of classical music are based on three decades of his work, will address graduates at the Eastman School of Music’s 83rd annual commencement on Sunday, May 18. The ceremony for students receiving their undergraduate and master’s degrees will begin at 11:15 a.m. in Eastman […]


Eastman Musicians in Spotlight to Help Promote Tourism in New York State

May 5, 2008

Seven Eastman School of Music musicians will “back up” Gov. David Paterson for the relaunching of the “I Love NY” campaign on Tuesday, May 6. Quartet Aura, a string quartet, and the Miles Brown Trio, a jazz trio, will travel to New York City for a media event promoting the variety of sites, attractions, and […]


Selected Coverage May 2008

May 1, 2008

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Eastman School Community Remembers Gretchen Snedeker

April 30, 2008

Students, faculty, and staff of the Eastman School of Music will commemorate the life of hornist Gretchen Snedeker, a graduate student who died in a car crash earlier this month, with a concert that will include recordings of some of her own performances. The memorial event, at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, will be held […]


Eastman Percussion Professor John Beck Performs Final Faculty Recital

April 29, 2008

After almost five decades on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, Professor of Percussion John Beck will present his final faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Eastman Theatre before he retires this spring. Admission to the event is $10, at the door only (free to UR ID holders). In addition […]


Mendelssohn’s Acclaimed Oratorio ‘Elijah’ Presented on Eastman Theatre Stage

April 25, 2008

Mendelssohn’s Elijah, a stirring, dramatic oratorio that is one of the most popular of all choral works, will be presented by the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Eastman Chorale, and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Eastman Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. Elijah is considered Mendelssohn’s greatest work, […]


Eastman Presents Balinese Gamelan in World Music Series

April 16, 2008

The Eastman School of Music concludes its 2007-2008 World Music Series with a performance by the School’s own Gamelan Lila Muni, an ensemble of percussion instruments from the Indonesian island of Bali. Translated as “orchestra of heavenly sound,” Gamelan Lila Muni presents a large variety of traditional and contemporary Balinese music on such instruments as […]


Eastman Kodak Company Commits $10 Million to Help Complete Founder’s Original Vision for Eastman Theatre

April 11, 2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Building on the community legacy and vision of founder George Eastman, Eastman Kodak Company is providing $10 million to the University of Rochester to support the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre. The project, which includes the addition of a building for teaching and performance spaces, will complete Eastman’s original plan for the University’s […]


Selected Coverage April 2008

April 1, 2008

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Eastman School of Music Hosts International Lotte Lenya Competition

March 27, 2008

Fifteen exceptionally talented young singing actors from the United States and Europe will compete for prizes of more than $25,000 in the finals of the 2008 Lotte Lenya Competition, which will be held at the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall on Saturday, April 12. Traveling to Rochester from as far away as Berlin and […]