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La Mer Mystery: The Erased Dedication

La Mer Mystery: The Erased Dedication

September 7, 2012
Debussy Festival

Eastman School of Music Presents ‘Prismatic Debussy’ Festival, Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Composer’s Birth

September 5, 2012

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy has already been celebrated this year in major music centers on both sides of the Atlantic: Brussels, Paris, Montreal, and London. This fall in Rochester, audiences can look forward to enjoying “the kaleidoscopic work of Debussy, one of the most innovative composers who ever lived,” said […]


National Flute Association Honors Eastman’s Bonita Boyd

August 29, 2012

Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association (NFA). Boyd was honored earlier this month at the organization’s annual convention, where flutists from around the world whose lives and careers were touched by Boyd performed in a special concert. Describing her […]


Top Scholars, Performers Celebrate “Bach and the Organ” at the Eastman School of Music

August 27, 2012

Today he’s considered one of the greatest composers of all time, but during his lifetime Johann Sebastian Bach was celebrated and renowned throughout Europe as an organist. This fall, the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) is partnering with the American Bach Society to present a musical and scholarly exploration of the many connections between the […]

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Happy 150th Birthday Claude Debussy

August 22, 2012

Eastman School Celebrates Debussy and Bach During a Fall Filled with Musical Highlights

August 16, 2012

Two major festivals centering on famous composers, one celebrating the sesquicentennial of Claude Debussy’s birth and the other showcasing the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach, highlight the fall concert season at the Eastman School of Music. But it’s not just classical music that folks can enjoy. Early music, new music, world music, jazz — […]


Eastman School of Music to Move Kilbourn Hall Concerts This Fall

August 15, 2012

The Eastman School of Music has announced the relocation of fall concerts and events scheduled for the School’s Kilbourn Hall.  Planning is underway for new venues, and new locations will be noted online. Concert patrons should check calendars on the web sites of the Eastman School and University of Rochester for new locations. Dean Douglas […]


16-Year-Old Virtuoso from Italy Takes Top Prize in Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition

August 5, 2012

Leonardo Colafelice, 16, of Bari, Italy, was awarded first prize after the final round of the 2012 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition last night (Saturday, August 4) following a stellar performance of the Allegro ma non tanto movement from Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 in D Minor. As top winner of the week-long event for […]


Eastman Piano Competition Finalists Headed for Deciding Round with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

August 3, 2012

After three rounds of intense competition, five finalists were selected Thursday night, Aug. 2, from the field of 20 musical virtuosos in the 2012 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. They will perform the final round — a movement of a concerto —  with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under Eastman School of Music conductor Neil […]

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Eastman Weekend 2012

August 1, 2012