Russian-American Friendship Concert

Festive Evening of Russian Classics Spotlights Sister City Connection

December 23, 2011

A diverse program of music by Russian composers, presented by the Eastman Community Music School and Linkages of Rochester, Inc., will celebrate Rochester’s connection to its sister city of Velikiy Novgorod. The sixth annual collaborative event, titled “A Russian-American Friendship Concert,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Kilbourn Hall. Featuring […]

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Annual Concert Celebrates Legacy of William Warfield, Benefits Scholarship Fund

December 21, 2011

Since it was founded in 1977, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at the Eastman School of Music, and spotlighted talented recipients during an annual benefit concert. This year’s scholarship holder, bass-baritone Jamal Moore, will be joined by fellow members of the University of Rochester YellowJackets […]

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Eastman School of Music Appoints Philip Wilder Executive Director of Communications

December 13, 2011

Philip Wilder, a strategic communications executive, arts administrator, and former member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, has been named Executive Director of Communications for the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.  He will be responsible for developing and overseeing all aspects of the School’s strategic plans for marketing, media relations, […]

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Eastman Community Music School’s Annual Homecoming: A Celebration of Music, the Community, and the Holidays

December 13, 2011

The Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will showcase students and ensembles of all ages in its annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.  A daylong music extravaganza that has been a tradition since 1998, Homecoming features concurrent performances taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus.  “These […]

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John Beck Makes Sure the Beat Goes on at Eastman School of Music

December 7, 2011

John Beck came to the Eastman School of Music as a student in 1951, the only percussionist in his class. Except for four years with The President’s Own Marine Corps Band, Beck has made Eastman his home for six decades. Now a Professor Emeritus at Eastman, Beck has written a book that is part memoir, […]

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Eastman School of Music: 90 Notable Years

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Pulitzer-Prize Winner Steven Stucky Will Be In Residence at the Eastman School of Music

December 5, 2011

Free concerts featuring works by Steven Stucky will highlight the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s residency at the Eastman School of Music Dec. 5 through Dec. 9. A full evening will be devoted to the “Chamber Music of Steven Stucky,” beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Hatch Recital Hall. On Friday, Dec. 9, the […]

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Eastman School of Music Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations

December 1, 2011

The list of nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards  features several graduates of the Eastman School of Music, including bassist Ron Carter (BM ’59), soprano Renée Fleming (MM ’83), composer/percussionist John Hollenbeck (BM ’90 and MM ’91),  and percussionist Christopher Lamb (BM ’81). In addition, a Grammy nomination went to ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, whose […]

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