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Friends of Eastman Opera Announce Winners of Annual Voice Competition

November 23, 2010

Eastman School of Music students Thomas Lehman, Erin Gonzalez, and Alyssa Mae Doggett were named the winners of this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held November 20 in the School’s Kilbourn Hall. Lehman, a baritone, was awarded first place in this year’s event. He received the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize in the amount […]


Eastman School of Music Hosts Renowned Composer Oliver Knussen

November 16, 2010

Oliver Knussen, one of the most respected and lauded composer-conductors in the world today, will be in residence at the Eastman School of Music in December. The School’s ensemble Musica Nova, under the direction of Brad Lubman, will devote an entire concert to his works. The selections span Knussen’s career, from “Ophelia Dances” (1975), a […]


Eastman School of Music To Open New Wing, Marking Completion of George Eastman’s Original Plan

November 15, 2010

Almost 90 years ago, industrialist George Eastman envisioned a world-famous music school for a world-famous university. The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music opened in 1921 and became internationally renowned. But Eastman’s original plan for the space it would occupy was never completely fulfilled–until now. From Dec. 6 to 12, the Eastman School celebrates […]


Renowned Musicians Steven Isserlis, Cello, and Jeremy Denk, Piano, Perform

November 10, 2010

Two acclaimed soloists who have also been critically well-received as writers will share the stage for the next Kilbourn Concert Series performance. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk will appear in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7.  The program features only the second U.S. performance of Thomas […]

Kopelman Quartet

Kopelman String Quartet, Masters of Russian Repertoire, Returns to Kilbourn Hall

November 4, 2010

The Kopelman Quartet’s authentic performances of the Russian repertoire have drawn ovations from past Kilbourn Hall audiences. The ensemble returns to Kilbourn Hall on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. to present their brilliant interpretations of masterworks by Borodin, Shostakovich, and Brahms as part of the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman-Ranlet Series. The concert includes […]


Annual Friends of Eastman Opera Competition Spotlights Rising Vocal Stars

November 2, 2010

Nine Eastman School of Music voice and opera students will compete in the finals of the Friends of Eastman (FEO) Opera Voice Competition at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Kilbourn Hall. The FEO event gives local audiences the opportunity to hear rising vocal talents early in their careers while providing singers the chance to […]


New Forum for Young Musicians Offers Real-World Connections, Advice

November 1, 2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Facing an ever-shifting music world, young musicians today must create professional lives that cover many options: teaching, performing, working for arts institutions. But they often face career concerns and challenges the same way they practice: alone. That’s where Polyphonic On Campus can help. Launching Nov. 1, this new feature and companion to Polyphonic.org […]


Eastman School Hosts Music College Fair

October 27, 2010

The Eastman School of Music, in conjunction with Ithaca College and The Juilliard School, is presenting the fifth annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York at the Eastman School on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. High school and college students who are considering schools with programs in music will have the […]


Bremen Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Brings Program of 16th and 17th Century Music to Rochester

October 26, 2010

One of Europe’s leading early music groups, the Weser-Renaissance ensemble, will open the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 13, in St. Michael’s Church. Presented in collaboration with the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) 2010 Festival, the program will be devoted to the instrumental and vocal music of Heinrich Schütz. Under director […]


Big Opera in Small Packages: Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Contemporary Threesome

October 19, 2010

An intriguing triple bill of 20th and 21st century chamber operas will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre Thursday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The three works — Hin und zurück (There and Back) by Paul Hindemith, Roman Fever by Eastman graduate and Pulitzer Prize winner […]