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Pianos Give Peace a Chance

August 22, 2013

Conductor Leonard Bernstein, reacting to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, said in 1963, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Fifty years later, within the city of Rochester, N.Y., a project is using music as a tool to move toward a […]


New Season of Favorite Performers and New Discoveries

August 19, 2013

A multitude of renowned chamber music groups and soloists will headline the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman-Ranlet and Kilbourn Concert Series in the 2013-2014 season. Such internationally touring artists as pianist and Kennedy Center honoree Leon Fleisher, the Tetzlaff Quartet, and tenor Nicholas Phan are among the acclaimed musicians who will be performing on the […]


Eastman School of Music’s 2013–14 Season Highlights Include EROI and Fringe Festivals, Guest Star Performances, Operas, and More

August 15, 2013

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester looks forward to another full season in 2013–14. Highlights include the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival 2013 in the fall; participation in the Rochester Fringe Festival; and guest star performances from tenor Nicholas Phan, pianist Leon Fleisher, and more, in the Kilbourn Concert Series […]


WXXI and Eastman School of Music Bring Back NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to Record a Show at Kodak Hall on March 19

August 13, 2013

Rochester, N.Y.> – The National Public Radio program that The Washington Post describes as “giving teenagers the chance to show their musical chops while demonstrating that they’re funny and cool” returns to Rochester to tape an upcoming episode. WXXI and the Eastman School of Music bring From the Top to town on March 19th and […]

2013 Fringe Festival

Let’s Put on a Show: Eastman is on the Fringe!

July 17, 2013

The Eastman School of Music is again at the center of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, hosting 15 shows featuring 13 different acts. From music by Eastman composers and performances by Eastman percussionists, pianists, and jazz musicians, to dance by award-winning troupes, Fringe-goers will find something to their liking at Eastman. This year’s festival […]

Eastman-Ranlet and Kilbourn Concert Series

Eastman-Ranlet and Kilbourn Concert Series Subscriptions

July 10, 2013

Kristian Bezuidenhout is Nominee for Gramophone Artist of the Year

July 2, 2013

Kristian Bezuidenhout, a master of a variety of keyboard instruments including the modern piano and the harpsichord, is a nominee for Gramophone Artist of the Year, considered one of the most important worldwide awards for classical musicians. As a recording artist, Bezuidenhout has recorded three volumes of the complete keyboard music of Mozart, which won […]

Summer 2013 Concerts

Summer Concerts 2013

July 1, 2013
Pipe Organ Encounter 2013

Organ Lessons, Building Demonstrations, and Public Concerts Highlight Special Summer ‘Encounter’

June 27, 2013

More than two dozen top high school organists, representing the next generation of concert artists, church music directors, and University organists, will be in Rochester Sunday, July 14, through Friday, July 19, to participate in an intensive program of instruction and performance. Presented by the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the program […]

Eastman Summer Sings

‘Eastman Summer Sings’ Series Explores Choral Masterpieces

June 27, 2013

Singers of all ages and abilities are again invited to take part in “Eastman Summer Sings,” the popular Eastman-Rochester Chorus series of choral music reading sessions.  Now marking its 19th season under director William Weinert, professor of conducting and director of choral activities at the Eastman School of Music, the series begins Tuesday, July 2, […]