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Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director JoAnn Falletta to Speak at the Eastman School of Music

February 18, 2016

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, who has been hailed as “…one of the finest conductors of her generation” by the New York Times, will be visiting the Eastman School of Music to present a lecture as part of the Glenn E. Watkins Series on February 29 from 3 to 4 p.m.. […]

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Notes on Beethoven and Mahler: Philharmonia program notes

February 18, 2016

The manuscript title page of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. showing the composer’s violent correction of the dedication to Napoleon. Eastman students have been providing program notes for this semester’s concerts by Eastman orchestras: the Philharmonia, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and Graduate Chamber Orchestra. Here are the notes from the Friday, February 19 Philharmonia concert, featuring works […]

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Eastman Philharmonia proves that Beethoven and Mahler are alive and well

February 18, 2016

by Peter Folliard Eastman Philharmonia presents its second free concert of the semester this Friday night at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall. The program opens with Beethoven’s tragic Coriolan Overture conducted by second year DMA student Peter J. Folliard, and concludes with Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony. Contrasting quite perfectly, Maestro Varon programmed Mahler’s Rückert Lieder […]

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The Eastman School of Music is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition

February 17, 2016

(Left to Right) Adjudicator, Kim Pensinger Witman, Sr. Director, Wolf Trap Opera, Keely Futterer, Soprano, 1st place Emily Helenbrook, Soprano, 2nd place, Alan Cline, Baritone, 3rd place, Emily Siar, Soprano, Honorable mention The Eastman School of Music is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition, which took place […]

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CAFÉS, CROISSANTS, AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: AN EASTMAN SUMMER IN PARIS

February 17, 2016

Contemporary music theory in Paris: the 2014 “Study Abroad in Paris” group with director Robert Hasegawa (back row, in striped shirt). by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Paris vacations never really need justification, but if you’re seeking intellectual and musical validation for your next June trip, Summer@Eastman can help. Professor Robert Hasegawa, who taught music […]

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Eastman Emeritus Professor Wins Honorable Mention for Book – Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart

February 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2016   Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music Ralph P. Locke was recently awarded an honorable mention by the PROSE Awards, from the Association of American Publishers—in the category of Music & the Performing Arts—for his book, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart Locke’s […]

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Eastman Faculty and Alumni Win 2016 GRAMMY Awards

February 16, 2016

Eastman School of Music alumni Maria Schneider and Bob Ludwig were among the winners in last night’s National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 58th annual Grammy award ceremony, along with Assistant Professor of Organ Nathan Laube, who was a performer on an album awarded the Best Classical Compendium. Alum, Charles Halloran, trombone, was also […]

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Eastman News Highlights February 15, 2016

February 15, 2016

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.) On this day in history in The Citizen: Feb. 9, 2016 (Auburn Citizen 2/9/2016) Feb. 9, 1961 Auburnians who watch the television […]

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Institute for Music Leadership and Eastman Americana Collaborate for a Special Bela Fleck Event

February 11, 2016

By Tahlia Cott On Thursday February 25, join us for a special opportunity to engage in an informal exchange with Bela Fleck about his career, and watch as he collaborates with two Eastman student music groups in an informal rehearsal setting. (And there just might be a few minutes of him performing!) Mr. Fleck will […]

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Bill Holman at Eastman: Day Two

February 11, 2016

Jazz legend Bill Holman (background) speaking to Eastman students Post and photographs by Dan Gross On Wednesday, February 11, during the second installment of Bill Holman’s visit, students, faculty, and some community members quickly filled in the Ray Wright Room. Holman’s afternoon started with an informal talk about his life and his work. Holman started […]

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