Pianos Give Peace a Chance

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

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

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…

Pipe Organ Encounter 2013

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

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…