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Annual ImageMovementSound Festival Features Music by Eastman Composers

March 26, 2008

Video and live performance works by 43 collaborating artists from across the community—including Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY College at Brockport, the Visual Studies Workshop, and William Smith College—will highlight the 12th annual ImageMovementSound Festival. The program, along with two interactive […]


Concert Puts the Spotlight on Five Decades of Percussion Music

March 25, 2008

Prominent percussionists will join Eastman Contemporary Percussion at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Kilbourn Hall to present a program covering half a century of percussion ensemble music. The event is free and open to the public. The concert features the ensemble’s founder, John Beck, professor of percussion at the Eastman School of Music, for […]


Another Open House at Christ Church Provides Public Preview of Majestic Organ

March 24, 2008

Local residents will have another opportunity to get a preview look at a 15-ton organ being installed in Christ Church, 141 East Avenue. From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, visitors can attend an open house to hear how the organ sounds and see the painting and gilding of the organ case. The organ […]


Eastman Students Bring Classical Music to Children, Adults Throughout Greater Rochester

March 24, 2008

Approximately 150 Eastman School of Music students will fan out into the community this month, presenting interactive concerts to audiences ranging from school children to nursing home residents. The events are part of the School’s “Music for All” initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of concert halls and bring it […]


Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity Features Artist Arthur Ganson, Eastman Composers

March 21, 2008

Warren Benson was Professor of Composition at Eastman School of Music. The Department of Composition at the Eastman School of Music will present the first Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity on Monday, April 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall and features […]


Pianist Ingrid Fliter Wraps up Kilbourn Concert Series

March 20, 2008

Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter, winner of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, will close this season’s Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School of Music with a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of 11 and made her professional orchestra debut […]


Eastman-Ranlet Series Presents Award-winning Daedalus Quartet

March 17, 2008

The internationally acclaimed Daedalus Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Brahms at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Kilbourn Hall in the final concert of this season’s Eastman-Ranlet Series at the Eastman School of Music. The ensemble, named for the mythical Greek inventor and artist who devised wings enabling him to fly, was […]


Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Lehár’s ‘The Merry Widow’

March 12, 2008

Spirited scenes of turn-of-the-century Parisian life, the sweeping whirl of the Viennese waltz, and beautiful and lyrical melodies have made The Merry Widow one of the most popular and enduring operettas of the past century. Eastman Opera Theatre brings Franz Lehár’s masterpiece to the Eastman Theatre stage for four performances beginning Thursday, April 3. Perhaps […]


Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert Features Timothy Tikker

March 5, 2008

Award-winning organist Timothy Tikker will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Memorial Art Gallery as part of the Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert Series. The recital will feature the American premiere of “Menorah,” a work by English composer Peter Bannister. Tikker also will perform 16th and 17th century works by Johann Jakob […]


Residents Invited to See Progress on Construction of Unique New Organ

March 4, 2008

Local residents will have the opportunity this weekend to get close-up views of the work being done on Rochester’s newest instrument, a 15-ton, 2,000-pipe organ being installed in Christ Church, 141 East Avenue. From 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 8, visitors can attend an open house and see the appearance of the organ […]