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Eastman's World Music Series Opener Features Turkish Musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek

October 5, 2009

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, a multi-instrument virtuoso born in Turkey, and his ensemble will perform the first concert of the 2009-2010 World Music Series at the Eastman School of Music on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The concert, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, will feature a range of music from traditional Sufi and folk music to contemporary […]


Selected Coverage October 2009

October 1, 2009

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Eastman Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Gerry Niewood

October 1, 2009

In what promises to be a memorable and moving concert, jazz greats Chuck Mangione, Lew Soloff, and Pat LaBarbera will join musicians from the Eastman School of Music to pay tribute to the life and musical legacy of saxophonist Gerry Niewood. The event, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, […]


Ying Quartet Opens Eastman-Ranlet Series with New Violinist

September 30, 2009

The internationally renowned, award-winning Ying Quartet kicks off the 2009-2010 Eastman-Ranlet Series on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. This concert marks an exciting new era for the Ying Quartet with the Eastman debut of their new violinist, Frank Huang, and the start of a two-season-long […]


Eastman School of Music Celebrates Opening of Kodak Hall

September 25, 2009

A program of dramatic works presented by the Eastman Philharmonia launches a new era of Eastman School of Music performances in the transformed Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. While the hall retains its grand elegance, renovations will improve the audience’s and performers’ concert experience and enjoyment of the music chosen for the first Eastman School […]


Serving a Great and Noble Art Chronicles Growth of Eastman School of Music under Howard Hanson

September 23, 2009

Howard Hanson directed the Eastman School of Music for 40 years. Handpicked by founder George Eastman to assume the leadership in 1924, a mere three years after the School opened, the composer shaped the institution as a reflection of his educational philosophy and musical vision. The history of the Eastman School under Hanson and his […]


Alumnus to Head Eastman School of Music Admissions

September 15, 2009

Matthew Ardizzone, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has been named Associate Dean for Admissions at the Eastman School. Before joining Eastman, Ardizzone was assistant director for admissions for the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance. A classical guitarist, he has pursued a career combining performance, teaching, and arts and […]


Monthly Recitals by Eastman Performers Return at Historic Church

September 11, 2009

“Eastman at St. Michael’s,” a series of monthly recitals presented in historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church by vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School of Music, returns for a new season beginning Sunday, Sept. 27. The first fall concert will feature Voices, Rochester’s professional choral chamber ensemble, conducted by founder and Eastman […]


Selected Coverage September 2009

September 1, 2009

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Singers Invited to Audition for Eastman-Rochester Chorus

August 20, 2009

The Eastman-Rochester Chorus is holding auditions for its 2009-2010 season, with openings for all voice parts. Auditions are open to all singers in the greater Rochester area. The chorus is scheduled to perform “Kyrie” and “Gloria” from Bach’s Mass in B-Minor and Poulenc’s Gloria on Dec. 4 with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. In the […]