Evening of Music Celebrates Rochester-Velikiy Novgorod Sister Cities Connection

December 30, 2016

A diverse program of vocal and instrumental works by Russian composers, presented by the Eastman Community Music School and Linkages of Rochester, Inc., will celebrate Rochester’s connection to its sister city of Veliky Novgorod. The 11th annual collaborative event, titled “A Russian-American Friendship Concert,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in the […]

Eastman at Washington Square

‘Eastman at Washington Square’ Continues Free Downtown Lunchtime Concerts

December 29, 2016

The “Eastman at Washington Square” concert series, presented by Eastman Community Music School in cooperation with the First Universalist Church of Rochester, returns to downtown for the winter portion of its 23rd season on Thursday, January 5. Upcoming highlights of these free weekly lunchtime concerts lights include a jazz session by Eastman faculty members Bob […]


Eastman News Highlights December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

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.) Now hear this: UR builds a better loudspeaker (Democrat & Chronicle 12/23/2016) Eastman School of Music, which is part of UR, has both attracted top-notch […]


Eastman Jazz Musicians Featured at Annual Jazz Education Network Conference

December 22, 2016

Jazz students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music will perform on the first night of the 8th Annual JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference, being held in New Orleans Jan. 4 to 7, 2017. JEN is an international organization that promotes and advances jazz education, performance, and development of new audiences.  The annual conference […]


“Giving Voices to the Voiceless”: Current Eastman Students Share Music with Prisoners

December 19, 2016

By Kameron Ghanavati This coming winter break, a group of Eastman students and alumni will head to prison to lead a five-day music workshop. In an effort to better serve its inmates, Rikers Island Correctional facility recently opened a new housing unit in the George Motchan Detention Center, where inmates receive positive rehabilitation through community […]


“A great man and a great composer”: Mark Davis Scatterday on Karel Husa

December 15, 2016

Karel and Simone Husa and Mark Davis Scatterday The Czech-born American composer Karel Husa died on December 14 at the age of 95. Mark Davis Scatterday, director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, was a close associate of Husa’s and performed several of his scores with the EWE. He has written this tribute to Karel Husa. […]


Warfield Scholarship 40th Anniversary Concert Features Mezzo-Soprano Alicia Rosser and Baritone Lawrence Craig

December 15, 2016

Since it was founded in 1977, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 35 students at the Eastman School of Music, and spotlighted talented recipients in an annual benefit concert. The 40th anniversary concert of “William Warfield: A Legacy in Music” will be held in the School’s Kilbourn Hall on […]


Eastman News Highlights December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

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.) Bryant: The 1st Day of Giving (Democrat and Chronicle 12/09/2016) At the dress rehearsal for the New Horizons Band holiday concert, conductor Alan Woy said […]

Italian Baroque Organ at MAG

‘An Italian Baroque Christmas’ Celebrates the Season at the Memorial Art Gallery

December 9, 2016

UPDATED December 13, 2016 A varied selection of organ, choral, and instrumental music for the Christmas season highlights the next Third Thursday concert with Eastman’s Italian Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Titled “An Italian Baroque Christmas,” the program features Eastman School of Music faculty and students, along […]


“The Ultimate Balancing Act”: Eastman to Feature Student Soloists on Upcoming Concert

December 7, 2016

By Erik Elmgren Tonight, Wednesday, December 7, the Eastman Philharmonia will present a concert consisting entirely of concertos performed by Eastman students. The first piece on the concert is the Morceau de Concert, Op. 151 for solo harp and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Elizabeth Ojeda. Next Chan Song (Christina) An will perform the […]