Meet the Masters

  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…

Listen to the Winds

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…

Brian Shaw Baroque Trumpet

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

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.…

Happy Birthday, Renee!

  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,…