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Trombonist Larry Zalkind to Join Eastman School of Music Faculty

February 11, 2014

Larry Zalkind, principal trombone for the Utah Symphony, has been appointed Associate Professor of Trombone at the Eastman School of Music beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.  He joins Associate Professor Mark Kellogg on Eastman’s trombone faculty and succeeds Professor John Marcellus, who is retiring after 36 years on the faculty. While following a multi-faceted […]

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Eastman News Highlights February 10, 2014

February 10, 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.) Let’s Make a Deal: The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and the British Invasion (Musicology Now © 02/03/2014) by John Covach New York promoter […]

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Dance Around the Maypole …

February 7, 2014

… to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on February 10, 1934. A great success at its premiere – the cast and creators received 50 curtain calls, which is still a house record – Merry Mount was performed eight more times that season but then dropped […]

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Musicians from Eastman, Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra to Perform On Popular NPR Series

February 7, 2014

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WXXI-FM 91.5, comes to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre to tape a radio broadcast on March 19 at 7 p.m.. The popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley will feature the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical […]

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National Jazz Musicians Team with Eastman Students in New Series

February 6, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Vic Juris is unable to come; the Feb. 14 Jazz Cafe performances will still take place with Eastman faculty members joining the Eastman students. Guitarist Vic Juris will give two performances in Sproull Atrium in Miller Center on Friday, Feb. 14, as part of the Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Café series, which […]

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Medieval Music Complements Medieval Art

February 4, 2014

A concert of music from the Middle Ages will provide a preview of the enhanced experience that visitors to the Memorial Art Gallery’s Medieval Gallery will enjoy later this year. “Echoes of the Middle Ages,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Gallery’s Fountain Court, features a selection of medieval songs that have been […]

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Still a Musical Force

February 4, 2014

  During Black History Month, we’ll remember some of the African American composers and musicians who are part of Eastman history. One of the most prominent and respected was William Grant Still (1895-1978), often called “The Dean of African American Composers”; among his many accomplishments, he was the first black American composer to have a […]

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Eastman News Highlights February 3, 2014

February 3, 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.) Renee Fleming performs at the Super Bowl (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle © 02/03/2014) Renee Fleming, a Rochester native and Eastman School of […]

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Commencement 2014: May 17 and 18, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Renée Fleming MM ’83 Will Sing National Anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl

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