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Eastman Hosts Fourth Annual Festival Celebrating Women’s Achievements in Music

March 3, 2008

From a new work by an internationally celebrated composer to new works written by Eastman School of Music students, numerous premieres will highlight the fourth annual Women in Music Festival. And using words, instruments ranging from a carillon to a marimba, and even dance, more than 70 artists will celebrate women’s achievements and contributions in […]


Selected Coverage March 2008

March 1, 2008

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Ologundê Celebrates Rich, Colorful Afro-Brazilian Culture

February 29, 2008

The Afro-Brazilian ensemble Ologundê brings its exciting and dazzling synthesis of music, dance, and martial arts to Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Performing as part of the World Music Series at the Eastman School of Music, the ensemble will present a diverse repertoire which includes candomblé, a synthesis of religious performance rituals; […]


Kilbourn Concert Series Features Acclaimed Cellist Pieter Wispelwey

February 27, 2008

Pieter Wispelwey, the first cellist to receive the Netherlands Music Prize for promising young musicians, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School of Music. Equally comfortable playing metal- and gut-stringed modern cellos or four and five-stringed baroque cellos, Wispelwey performs a repertoire ranging […]


Saxophonist Rich Perry Joins Eastman New Jazz Ensemble in Concert

February 18, 2008

Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry will be the guest artist with the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Rivello, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Perry has been living and performing in New York City since 1976. In […]


Musicians from Marlboro Fill Kilbourn Hall With Some of the Best Recent Performances From Famed Summer Festival

February 13, 2008

Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, as part of the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Concert Series. The touring program spotlights exceptional young musicians from the summer festival and seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely-heard works and […]


Gallery Pictures Enhance Baroque Organ Concert Experience

February 11, 2008

The beautiful pictures from the High Baroque that surround the Italian organ in the Memorial Art Gallery create the perfect backdrop for the next Organ Showcase Concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. “Musical Pictures from the High Baroque” will explore the importance of visual images to Baroque composers. From Biblical stories to Greek classical […]


Alumna Maria Schneider Awarded Composition Grammy

February 11, 2008

Eastman School of Music alumna Maria Schneider (MM ’85) won a Grammy Award February 10 in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her work “Cerulean Skies.” The win is the second Grammy for the jazz composer, who won the 2005 award for Best Ensemble Album for Concert in the Garden, the first Grammy-winning recording with […]


Composer/Drummer Roland Vazquez is Jazz Artist-in-Residence

February 6, 2008

Roland Vazquez, whose innovative jazz-fusion compositions and concerts have earned praise for three decades, will coach and rehearse ensembles and perform with students as part of his residency at the Eastman School of Music this month. Eastman Chamber Jazz will present a concert of all-Vazquez works on Monday, Feb. 11, and Vazquez will join the […]


Selected Coverage February 2008

February 1, 2008

Selected Coverage February 2008: Download PDF here