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Meet the Masters

February 21, 2014

  This weekend, Eastman hosts two of the music world’s most famous performers: pianist Leon Fleisher (pictured above), who will perform the Brahms Piano Quintet with the Ying Quartet on Sunday afternoon’s Kilbourn Series chamber music concert; and violinist Itzhak Perlman (pictured below), who appears with conductor Neil Varon and the Eastman Philharmonia in Max […]

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Concert Pays Tribute to the Work of African-American Composers

February 20, 2014

“Jubilee! A Celebration of African-American Composers”, a concert at the Eastman School of Music in honor of Black History Month, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the school’s Hatch Recital Hall. The program will feature the works of such composers as Eastman graduate and Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker (’56 DMA); […]

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Eastman Wind Ensemble

Tonight: Eastman Wind Ensemble 8 PM Kilbourn Hall

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Itzhak Perlman to Receive Honorary Degree at Upcoming Concert

February 19, 2014

Violinist Itzhak Perlman will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Music by the University of Rochester when he performs in a sold-out concert with the Eastman School of Music’s Philharmonia under conductor Neil Varon this Saturday. University President Joel Seligman and Eastman Dean Jamal Rossi will present Perlman with the degree following his performance […]

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Listen to the Winds

February 18, 2014

The Breaking Winds is an Eastman alumni success story — and a very unusual one, since they are a bassoon quartet. Brittany Harrington (BM ’10), Yuki Katayama (BM ’11), Kara La Moure (BM ’10), and Lauren Yu (BM ’11) are building a name for themselves in the music business, including YouTube videos (see the latest […]

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Contemporary Music Champion Irvine Arditti Presents Solo Recital at Eastman School of Music

February 18, 2014

Violinist Irvine Arditti, lauded for his charismatic artistry and for his championship of new music, will present a guest artist recital at the Eastman School of Music at noon Thursday, Feb. 27, in Hatch Recital Hall. The program of works by Luciano Berio, Brian Ferneyhough, Hilda Paredes, and Salvatore Sciarrino is open to the public. […]

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Eastman Wind Ensemble Joined in Concert by Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

February 17, 2014

  The Eastman Wind Ensemble will be joined on their Feb. 19 concert by The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, which started at the Eastman School of Music and found viral success online while still students with their performance of “Lady Gaga Saga.” Under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, the world-renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble will perform the […]

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Eastman News Highlights February 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

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.) Legendary Perlman Hopes to Inspire Eastman Students (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 02/16/2014 “The thing is that, for me, teaching is such an […]

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Brian Shaw Baroque Trumpet

Eastman’s Third Thursday Concert at Memorial Art Gallery Features Publick Musick and Brian Shaw, Baroque Trumpet

February 14, 2014

Publick Musick and trumpet player Brian Shaw will headline the next Third Thursday Concert on the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Shaw is associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at  Louisiana State University and co-principal trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony. […]

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Happy Birthday, Renee!

February 14, 2014

  February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day, it is the birthday of one of America’s great singers, soprano — and Eastman graduate — Renee Fleming (MM ’83). Anybody who follows classical music is well aware of Renee’s busy international career, but we thought it was worth noting that this month alone — in fact, […]

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