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Eastman Musicians Present Concert Series in Historic St. Michael's Church

January 15, 2009

A new series of monthly recitals featuring vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School of Music starts this month in the stunning and historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church. The first concert in the “Eastman at St. Michael’s Series” will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, and features harpist Hillary […]


First Niagara Opens Doors to Music Education for Under-Served Youth

January 14, 2009

Rochester, N.Y. — A local company is putting world-class music education in the hands of students who may not otherwise be able to attain it. First Niagara has given the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music a $10,000 gift to support music lessons and mentorship of Rochester City School District students, many of whom […]


Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys to Perform at Eastman

January 8, 2009

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley will appear in Rochester on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m., performing in concert with the Clinch Mountain Boys in Eastman Theatre. Often described as “the elder statesman of bluegrass music,” Stanley is renowned for his banjo picking skills and distinctive tenor voice. Stanley and his late brother Carter first took […]


Challenges of Shifting Music World Tackled by Nation's Music Schools

January 5, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mozart was an entrepreneur: without a patron or permanent paying job at a church or royal court, the 18th century master made a living from a variety of composing and performing assignments across Europe. Fast forward 200 years, and music school students in the United States are not so different. Approximately 330,000 […]


Selected Coverage January 2009

January 1, 2009

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