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Bill Holman at Eastman: Day One

February 11, 2016

Eastman Jazz Ensemble, rehearsing with Bill Holman (far right) The great jazz arranger and composer Bill Holman is in residence at the Eastman School of Music this week. Besides rehearsals and meetings with Eastman students, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble will premiere Holman’s “Arbitration” at a concert tonight, Thursday, February 11, in Kodak Hall. Admission is […]

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Philharmonia opens season January 29 with Mozart, Ravel, Tchaikovsky (re-post)

February 9, 2016

Last month’s blog post about the opening Eastman Philharmonia concert on January 29 was inadvertently deleted. We re-post it here and are sorry for any inconvenience the deletion may have caused. by Peter Folliard Soloist Wei-Han Wu rehearses Ravel’s Concerto in G with conductor Neil Varon and the Philharmonia The Eastman concert season kicks off […]

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Eastman News Highlights February 8, 2016

February 8, 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.) Vivek Jayaraman Named Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (Broadway World 2/2/2016)  Jayaraman received a Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan […]

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“Adventurous Italians” at the Memorial Art Gallery

February 4, 2016 Eastman School of Music’s 10th anniversary celebration of its Italian Baroque Organ continues with a Third Thursday concert titled “Adventurous Italians” on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. In this concert, Publick Musick returns to the Memorial Art Gallery for a performance with one of Rochester's hidden treasures: Eastman’s magnificent Italian Baroque Organ, the only [...]Read More...

Legendary Jazz Composer and Arranger Bill Holman to Visit the Eastman School of Music

February 2, 2016

NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman will visit the Eastman School of Music to offer workshops and performances with students from February 9-11. Holman is renowned as a composer, arranger, and saxophonist, and received one of the highest honors in music in 2010 from the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master.  Additionally, he […]

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Re-imagining Beethoven in Greece: Eastman Students present “The Ritsos Project”

February 2, 2016

Photographs from the inaugural Ritsos project in Athens, July 2015. During a visit to her grandmother’s homeland in 2013, composer Aristea Mellos learned that the residents of the Greek island of Samos had few opportunities to hear live classical music. She set out to change that when she got back to Eastman. With the help […]

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Eastman School Symphony Tonight! Wagner, Saint-Saens, and Beethoven

February 1, 2016

Tonight at 8 p.m., the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra — comprised of first-year and sophomore musicians — gives it first concert of 2016. Neil Varon conducts, and the guest artist is Professor of Voice Jan Opalach — not singing, but reading Ogden Nash’s verses for Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals. Popular works by Wagner and […]

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Eastman School Symphony Orchestra – Monday, Feb. 1, 8 PM

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Eastman Wind Orchestra to perform Prokofiev, Bennett, and Three American Contemporaries

February 1, 2016

The Eastman Wind Orchestra performs Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky’s Threnos this Wednesday in Kodak Hall. By Eric Laprade The Eastman Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Mark Davis Scatterday, will present its first concert of the spring semester on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The program […]

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Eastman Wind Ensemble Celebrates the Contemporary Symphony for Wind Ensemble

January 29, 2016

By Kevin Holzman On Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, The Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Holzman, presents A Celebration of the Symphony. Far from an outdated genre, the symphony continues to thrill and inspire musicians and audiences across the world. The power of this genre is […]

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