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A Towering Creation

January 31, 2014

  Tonight the Eastman Rochester Chorus presents one of the most inspired and best-loved works in the choral literature, Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation. The performance brings together not only the chorus, whose members are drawn from Eastman, the University of Rochester, and the Rochester community, but also five student soloists performing the solo parts, […]

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Concert Pays Tribute to Memory of Pianist Tatiana Tchekina

January 29, 2014

A concert in memory of Tatiana Tchekina, who was assistant professor of accompanying at the Eastman School of Music, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Kilbourn Hall. Originally scheduled as the Eastman faculty recital of violinist Oleh Krysa, Professor Tchekina’s husband and duo-partner, the concert is free and open to the […]

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Acclaimed Accompanist Roger Vignoles Gives Master Classes

January 28, 2014

Roger Vignoles, internationally recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished piano accompanists and musicians, will present two master classes at the Eastman School of Music on Thursday, Feb. 6. Both are free and open to the public and will feature art song repertoire. Held in Hatch Recital Hall, the classes will take place from […]

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Eastman News Highlights January 27, 2014

January 27, 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.) Kent Knappenberger, Inaugural Winner of the Grammys’ Music Educator Award, Talks ABBA and New Violins (Q&A) (Billboard © 01/24/2014) Kent Knappenberger, a […]

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Five Eastman School of Music Graduates Receive Grammy Awards

January 27, 2014

Eastman School of Music graduates Bob Ludwig, Maria Schneider, Martha Cluver and Eric Dudley won awards in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards competition Sunday night, Jan. 26, in Los Angeles.  Earlier in the week, Eastman graduate Kent Knappenberger was announced as the recipient of the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation’s inaugural Music Educator Award and […]

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The Bassist at the Ballet

January 24, 2014

  Next weekend, Eastman double bass professor and string department co-chair James Van Demark can be heard in an unusual venue: playing his bass onstage with members of the Rochester City Ballet in the premiere of InCantation, a dance piece choreographed by Jamey Leverett to music by Adrienne Elisha. All three artists will discuss their […]

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Eastman Graduate Receives Inaugural GRAMMY Music Educator Award

January 21, 2014

Kent Knappenberger, who received his Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music in 1989, is the recipient of the first annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation. Knappenberger was one of 10 finalists, chosen from more than 30,000 initial nominations, for the inaugural award. He will receive the […]

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Eastman News Highlights January 20, 2014

January 20, 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.) Music Institute of Chicago presents 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. concert (Chicago Now © 01/15/2014) The William Warfield Memorial Scholarship Fund […]

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Music for a Saturday Morning

January 17, 2014

Eastman evenings are always filled with music, but we offer concerts during the daytime too. Tomorrow morning at 11, our Morning Chamber Music Series offers piano trios by Haydn and Mozart with a difference — they’ll be performed on “period” piano (known as a fortepiano), violin, and cello. The term “period” denotes instruments constructed and […]

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Eastman BroadBand

Eastman BroadBand Collaborates on Performance of ‘Comala’

January 15, 2014

Comala, a cantata which earned composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon designation as a Pulitzer Prize in Music finalist in 2011, will receive a special presentation at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. Eastman BroadBand, the Pittsburgh-based Alia Musica new music ensemble, and Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre are collaborating on […]

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