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Eastman Jazz Salutes Birthday, Lifetime Achievements of Bob Brookmeyer

November 11, 2009

Legendary composer, conductor, trombonist, and teacher Bob Brookmeyer is coming to the Eastman School of Music for an 80th birthday celebration by the jazz department that includes an appearance with the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. Recognized for his wide-ranging virtuosity, Brookmeyer has performed with jazz greats over a career spanning almost 60 years and two […]


Eastman Percussionists Play Paris

November 10, 2009

Eastman School of Music musicians will be setting the beat in Paris this month. Ten student percussionists and Professor Michael Burritt are traveling to the City of Light over the Thanksgiving holiday to compete and perform at the annual “perKumania” International Percussion Festival. Hosted by the prestigious Paris Conservatory of Music, perKumania draws percussionists from […]


Eastman Musicians Join with Others to Benefit Foodlink

November 9, 2009

A concert series spearheaded by Carol Rodland, associate professor of viola at the Eastman School of Music, will benefit the local food bank Foodlink. Titled “If Music Be the Food


Future Stars Shine in Voice Competition at Eastman School

November 5, 2009

The finals of the annual Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at the Eastman School of Music will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Kilbourn Hall, during the first-ever celebration of National Opera Week.  More than 90 organizations across the country, including professional companies and educational institutions, are participating in National Opera […]


Chamber Music Recital at Memorial Art Gallery Features Works by Venetian Masters

November 4, 2009

Music by six composers who worked in the thriving musical environment of 17th century Venice will be featured during a chamber music recital at the Italian Baroque Organ in the Memorial Art Gallery. Titled “Venetian Masters,” the program will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, and features violinists Boel Gidholm and Bin Huang, […]


Selected Coverage November 2009

November 1, 2009

Selected Coverage November 2009: Download PDF here


EROI Festival Celebrates Mendelssohn with Concerts of Composer's Works

October 27, 2009

The eighth annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI)Festival will pay tribute to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The event, which includes the performance of Mendelssohn’s vocal music and complete works for organ in a series of concerts that are open to the public, will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, […]


Musical Version of The Secret Garden Presented on Kilbourn Hall Stage

October 16, 2009

Eastman School of Music singers will share the stage with four talented young performers from the community in The Secret Garden, an Eastman Opera Theatre production that opens Thursday, Nov. 5, for four performances. Based on the popular novel of the same name, the musical features four singing actors alternating in the pivotal roles of […]


Music Teachers Hold Annual State Conference at Eastman School

October 15, 2009

The Eastman School of Music is hosting this year’s New York State Music Teachers Association Conference Friday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 18. The annual event will feature several Eastman faculty members. Professor of Voice Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano, will present a recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Kilbourn Hall. Her program includes the […]


Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Opens to the Public This Week

October 7, 2009

After months of intensive construction, Eastman Theatre, the 1920s theatre that industrialist George Eastman built to teach the love of good music, reopens this fall as a 21st century concert hall. When audiences enter Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for the first time this week, they will be met with a visual and acoustical transformation […]