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Open House Gives String-Musicians-in-the-Making Chance to Try Instruments

October 29, 2015 Potential Itzhak Perlmans can try their hand at playing the violin – or the viola or cello – at the Eastman Beginning Strings Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 7. Eastman Beginning Strings, a program of the Eastman Community Music School, is designed for 4-to-12-year-olds. Budding musicians and their parents can learn about lessons and [...]Read More...

Percussionist James Ross Joins Faculty of Eastman School of Music

October 26, 2015

James Ross, a percussionist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been named Instructor of Percussion at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. Ross became a member of the Chicago Symphony in 1979 and since that time he has performed thousands of concerts with the orchestra, both at its home in Symphony Center and […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Here are some select recent clippings 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.) John Hollenbeck is quite the catch for McGill’s Schulich School of Music (Montreal Gazette 10/19/2015) As if Montreal was not already punching above its weight when […]

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About Eastman – Brass Concert – Nicholas German Quote

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Eastman Alumnus Jeremy Potts Wins Canadian Competition

October 23, 2015

By Andrew Psarris Recent alumnus, good friend of mine, and star of last year’s famous Eastman Ultimate Frisbee team, Jeremy Potts (MM ’15) has accomplished something few could ever hope to accomplish. He is in possession of a world-renowned violin loaned to him for three years after winning a nationally acclaimed competition. I had the […]

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From the Studio to the Podium: Conductor Samuel Pang

October 22, 2015

Master’s degree orchestral conducting student Samuel Pang will give his first public performance at Eastman this Monday, October 26, conducting Mozart’s Divertimento K. 136 with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Sam received a degree in viola performance at Eastman, taught briefly in Hong Kong, and returned to Eastman, this time to study conducting. He explains […]

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Eastman Students Share their Passion and Excitement for Bach’s Cello Suites

October 22, 2015

By John Fatuzzo This weekend, students of Professor Alan Harris will be performing J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in recital, with introductions and commentary by Dr. Steven Laitz. Two separate performances featuring different suites and performers will take place at Christ Church, 141 East Avenue, on Friday and Saturday, each at 7 p.m. […]

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Four-Day Festival Marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Installment of the Italian Baroque Organ

October 22, 2015

By John Fatuzzo The Eastman School of Music will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the installment of the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery this weekend. Performing History, a four-day festival of performances, masterclasses and lectures, will take place at the gallery, begins this Thursday, October 22, with a keynote address from […]

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Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, 8 PM Oct. 26, Kodak Hall

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More Meliora Moments

October 21, 2015

By Andrew Psarris Every year, we get to step back and see where our alumni have been. During Meliora Weekend 2015, I had the opportunity to meet with many alumni and heard the various stories they had to tell: whether it be walking all the way from the Prince Street dorms to Eastman every morning […]

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