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Eastman Hosts Finals of International Lotte Lenya Competition for Rising Musical Theater Stars

March 28, 2013

Twelve exceptionally talented young singer-actors, with previous stage experience ranging from roles on Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera House, will participate in the finals of the 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition on Saturday, April 13, at the Eastman School of Music. The finalists will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 in front of […]


World Music Series Features Cimarron of Colombia

March 27, 2013

Eastman School of Music Hosts, Presents Concerts with Works by Composer Hans Abrahamsen

March 25, 2013

Hans Abrahamsen, a Danish composer whose early work reflected the “New Simplicity” reaction to avant-garde complexity, will be in residence at the Eastman School of Music in April as this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition. Abrahamsen’s work will be performed by Eastman’s Musica Nova at 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Kilbourn Hall, […]


Eastman Students Bring Classical Music to Children, Adults Throughout Greater Rochester

March 22, 2013

Over the next few weeks, Eastman School of Music students will be reaching out into the community with classical music, presenting interactive concerts in schools, libraries, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and other locations. The events are part of the School’s “Music for All” initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of […]


John Cage Lectures Series Presents Eastman School Alumna, Music Theorist Dora Hanninen

March 21, 2013

Dora A. Hanninen, Associate Professor and Chair of Music Theory and Composition in the School of Music at the University of Maryland College Park, will deliver the second of the John Cage Centennial Lectures at the Eastman School of Music at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Room 404 of the School. Hanninen, who received […]


JACK Quartet Returns to Alma Mater for April Concert

March 20, 2013

JACK Quartet, which had its start at the Eastman School of Music and has been described in The New York Times as “luminaries of the contemporary classical-music world” and as one “of the most prominent new-music ensembles in New York,” returns to its alma mater in April. The ensemble will perform a concert celebrating contemporary […]


Eastman School of Music Appoints Mark Berry as Executive Director of Communications

March 18, 2013

The Eastman School of Music has announced that Mark Berry has been appointed Executive Director of Communications. In this position, he will manage all aspects of the School’s strategic communications program, including developing and overseeing marketing, media relations, public relations, publications, and design. Berry has worked in arts marketing and arts administration for more than […]


Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Slice of American Life in ‘Street Scene’

March 15, 2013

Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, which The New York Times called “the most important step towards significantly American opera” when it premiered in 1947, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 4 through 7. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Street Scene garnered Weill the first Tony Award for Best Original […]


Rock, Jazz Headliners David Paich, Dennis Mackrel Join Jazz Ensemble

March 11, 2013

Keyboardist, singer, and composer David Paich, a member of the rock group Toto, and drummer Dennis Mackrel, leader of the Count Basie Orchestra, will perform with the Eastman School of Music’s Chamber Jazz Ensemble on Friday, March 22. The concert, at 8 p.m. in the School’s Kilbourn Hall, features the works of Paich’s father, legendary […]


Pianist Jeremy Denk Is Guest Artist in Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall

February 28, 2013

Acclaimed and in-demand pianist Jeremy Denk, a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician dubbed one of the great pianists of his generation, makes a return appearance at the Eastman School of Music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Kilbourn Hall. Since making his major debut at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in 1997, […]