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Eastman Alumni Renée Fleming, Bob Ludwig Awarded Grammys

February 11, 2013

Eastman School of Music alumni Renée Fleming (MM ’83) and Robert (Bob) Ludwig (BM ’66 MM ’01) each won a Grammy during the 55th annual awards show Sunday, Feb. 10. Fleming was awarded her fourth Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo award for Poèmes, her album of four French orchestral song cycles. Ludwig, who is […]


Eastman School of Music Hosts Composer David Crumb

February 7, 2013

Highly recognized composer and Eastman School of Music alumnus David Crumb will be a guest composer at the School to hear his works performed by Eastman musicians and to meet with composition students. A recital of his compositions on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall features Red Desert Triptych, performed by […]


Alarm Will Sound Brings ‘1969’ to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

February 5, 2013

Rumors of a meeting between the Beatles and Karlheinz Stockhausen – icons of 1960s rock and avant-garde composition, respectively – are untrue, even though Stockhausen appears on the cover of the group’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and the composer’s Hymnen echoes in John Lennon’s Revolution 9. But the idea of the-meeting-that-never-was is […]


Kennedy Center Concert Showcases Eastman School of Music Students

February 5, 2013

Thirteen students have been chosen to represent the Eastman School of Music in the prestigious Conservatory Project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Conservatory Project is designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from […]


Eastman at Washington Square

February 4, 2013

Rising Vocal Stars Spotlighted February 15 at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

February 4, 2013

Ten voice and opera students from the Eastman School of Music will compete in the finals of the Friends of Eastman (FEO) Opera Voice Competition at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Kilbourn Hall. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, gives local audiences the opportunity to hear rising vocal talents […]


Distinguished Soprano Helen Donath Joins Eastman Philharmonia in Kodak Hall

January 28, 2013

Soprano Helen Donath, whose distinguished career spans more than five decades and continues to elicit critical acclaim, will join the Eastman School of Music’s Philharmonia, under conductor Neil Varon, for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Donath, who just gave a recital […]


Memorial Concert Honors Eastman School Professor Emeritus of Organ David Craighead

January 26, 2013

Eastman School of Music alumni speakers and performers will pay tribute to legendary faculty organist David Craighead in a progressive recital scheduled on Friday, Feb. 1. Performances will be presented on the two instruments that bear his name at 6 p.m. at Christ Church, 141 East Ave., and at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal […]


Musicians unite to benefit Rochester’s Foodlink

January 23, 2013

If Music Be the Food…” , a concert series benefiting Rochester’s Foodlink, will continue its fourth season with an exciting program of music celebrating the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 7:30 PM, at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester. The mission of “If Music Be the Food…” is […]


Organists Edoardo Bellotti, Nathan Laube Appointed to Eastman School of Music Faculty

January 17, 2013

The Eastman School of Music is pleased to announce two new faculty appointments to the Department of Organ and Historical Keyboards: Edoardo Bellotti, Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation; and Nathan Laube, Assistant Professor of Organ (part-time). David Higgs, Professor of Organ and Chair of the Department of Organ and Historical Keyboards, said, “We […]