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Why Medtner Matters

October 21, 2013

This Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Eastman doctoral candidate Cahill Smith and colleagues present a recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall of music by Nicolas Medtner. It’s a program that spans the composer’s career, from Op. 1 to his posthumous Piano Quintet, and the first survey of Medtner’s compositions at Carnegie Hall since the […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 21, 2013

October 21, 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.) Companies, and parents, send college care packages[mediatracking.com] (USA Today © 10/18/2013) In recent years, there has been a rise in commercial gift package options […]

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A Dispatch from Mannheim

October 14, 2013

Professor of Music Education Christopher Azzara reflects on his classes in Mannheim as part of a trip to Germany.  On Saturday, I started a two-day class at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim. This group of undergraduates, graduate students, and in-service teachers had excellent musicianship skills, but didn’t have too much experience improvising. We sang and played […]

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Chris Azzara in Hamburg

October 14, 2013

Professor of Music Education Christopher Azzara traveled last week to Germany to teach as a guest faculty member at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. He writes below on his time in Hamburg. On Wednesday, I taught an improvisation class at the […]

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She Loves Me

Eastman Opera Theatre Presents ‘She Loves Me’

October 14, 2013

Eastman Opera Theatre brings She Loves Me, an old-fashioned romantic Broadway musical, to the Kilbourn Hall stage for four performances beginning Thursday, Nov. 7.  The two-act, two-and-a-half-hour production features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, who also wrote the songs for Fiddler on the Roof. The musical is based on the 1937 […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Here are some select clippings showing the variety of recent hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Douglas Lowry, 62, filled Cincinnati with music (Cincinnati Enquirer  10/07/2013) “Doug Lowry not only enjoyed a remarkable career, he lived a wonderful life,” said Eastman […]

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Bill Holman to Join Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman New Jazz Ensemble

October 10, 2013

Legendary jazz composer and arranger Bill Holman will join the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Dobbins, and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Rivello, as a guest artist on Thursday, Oct. 24. Holman will direct both groups in a program of his original compositions and arrangements in Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn […]

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‘Cosmic Organ’ Inspires Concert at the Memorial Art Gallery

October 9, 2013

Edoardo Bellotti will present a concert of 17th-century organ music inspired by the concept of a “cosmic organ” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at the Memorial Art Gallery. The program features works by Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Muffat, Kerll, and Froberger. The “cosmic organ” appears in Musurgia Universalis, an encyclopedic presentation of musical theory and knowledge […]

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Alexander Peña Appointed Director of RocMusic Initiative

October 8, 2013

Alexander Peña has been appointed director of RocMusic, a music education outreach program that offers group instruction for economically disadvantaged children and teenagers from Rochester. RocMusic currently serves more than 60 students ages 6 through 18, providing tuition-free classes for six hours per week in singing, reading and writing music, and instrumental study. The program […]

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Eastman News Highlights, October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

Here are some select clippings showing the variety of recent hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Sad news: Dean of music school dies, eight days after becoming emeritus Norman Lebrecht Arts Journal Blog  10/02/2013 Douglas Lowry, who stepped down as Dean […]

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