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Happy 100th Birthday, Benjamin Britten!

November 22, 2013

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, BENJAMIN BRITTEN! Today, music lovers throughout the world are celebrating the centenary of the great English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Britten’s music is increasingly popular – you may have heard several of his works in the recent movie Moonrise Kingdom – and has been frequently performed at Eastman over the years, particularly […]

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Ruth Cahn Honored by the Percussive Arts Society for Lifetime Achievement

November 20, 2013

Ruth Cahn, senior instructor in percussion at the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS), has received the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award from The Percussive Arts Society. The award recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded leaders in percussion education. Established in 2002, the award honors recipients for demonstrating the highest ideals and professional integrity […]

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Saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham Featured in National Radio Series

November 19, 2013

Jonathan Wintringham, a master’s degree student at the Eastman School of Music, will be featured as a “Young Artist in Residence” on Performance Today, a national classical music radio series that airs locally on WXXI FM 91.5. (Read and watch the feature online.) A saxophonist and recording artist who made his professional debut at 17, […]

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Eastman News Highlights November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Ying Quartet show will be contrasts of light and dark (Democrat & Chronicle 11/16/2013) As part of the Eastman-Ranlet Concert Series at Kilbourn Hall, […]

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Eastman Computer Music Center Hosts Composer Philippe Leroux for Public Concert, Symposium

November 14, 2013

Prize-winning French composer Philippe Leroux, whose work includes electronic, acousmatic, vocal, chamber, and symphonic music, will be in-residence in the Eastman School of Music Nov. 20 and 21. His visit, sponsored by the Eastman Computer Music Center (ECMC), includes a recital and public symposium. Leroux’s celebrated Voi(rex), a five-movement chamber piece based on a collection […]

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New Horizons Band Presents Annual Holiday Concert

November 14, 2013

The Eastman Community Music School’s New Horizons Band will perform its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the University of Rochester’s Advancement Center Auditorium (formerly St. Agnes High School) located at 300 East River Rd. The event is free and open to the public; the venue is handicap accessible with […]

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Eastman News Highlights November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Eastman celebrates and remembers Doug Lowry (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle © 11/03/2013) In some ways, Doug Lowry’s memorial concert was as it should be. […]

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Saxophone and Italian Baroque Organ Collaboration Featured in Concert at Memorial Art Gallery

November 7, 2013

Students from the Eastman School of Music’s Saxophone and Organ studios will collaborate on a concert titled “Saxophone and Organ: 18th-century Italian Music in New Perspectives” on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. As part of the Third Sunday Concert series, the concert will be held in the resonant Fountain Court at the Memorial Art […]

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Eastman School of Music Hosts Violinist Itzhak Perlman

November 5, 2013

Violin virtuoso and classical music icon Itzhak Perlman will perform with the Eastman School of Music’s Philharmonia orchestra under conductor Neil Varon on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014,  at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his remarkable artistry, Perlman has appeared with every major orchestra […]

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Eastman News Highlights November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Douglas Lowry, 1951-2013 (Times Higher Education  10/31/2013) A composer and conductor who played a major role in American musical education has died In 2007, […]

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