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“ALL MUSIC WAS BRAND-NEW ONCE”: an interview with Peter Kolkay of Dark in the Song

January 29, 2016

Bassoonist Peter Kolkay (MM ’00) returns to Eastman for this summer’s NewBassoon Workshop by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator No matter how many chamber music concerts you’ve attended, you’ve probably never heard anything quite like Dark in the Song. This “contemporary bassoon collective” of five top-notch American bassoonists has essentially created its own repertoire since […]


Maternal Love and Loss: Q&A with Stephen Carr, Stage Director of Eastman Opera’s Suor Angelica and Mese Mariano

January 26, 2016

By John Fatuzzo This weekend, Thursday, January 28 to Sunday, January 31, the Eastman Opera Theater will present a double-bill of Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Umberto Giordano’s Mese Mariano. While the Puccini is a well-known work and the Giordano is rarely performed, both of the one-act operas present stories of maternal love and loss; […]


Eastman News Highlights January 25, 2016

January 25, 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.) With ‘The Seasons,’ Ben Wendel Redefines the Musical Encounter (The New York Times 01/21/16)   “The Seasons,” a vividly imagined collection of duets […]


Multi-Media Work by Table Top Opera Headlines First Eastman Virtuosi Concert of 2016

January 21, 2016

The musicians of Table Top Opera performed their adaptation of Debussy’s opera Pelleas et Melisande during Eastman’s “Prismatic Debussy” festival in 2013. By John Fatuzzo Table Top Opera, a chamber ensemble of Eastman faculty members, students, alumni, and friends, will be performing their multi-media work, Echoes of ’64, on the Eastman Virtuosi concert this Saturday, […]


Rochester Community Organizations join forces to provide free Eastman Presents tickets and transportation to 220 Rochester City School District students and families

January 19, 2016

The Eastman School of Music announced a collaboration with the Rochester City School District, the AVANGRID Foundation on behalf of Rochester Gas & Electric, the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Rochester Education Foundation to provide free concert tickets and transportation to the three remaining concerts in the 2015-2016 season of Eastman Presents. “As an […]

Kilbourn Concert Series - Yarn/Wire

Kilbourn Concert Series – Yarn/Wire

January 19, 2016

Eastman News Highlights January 18, 2016

January 18, 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.) Rogue Valley Symphony showcases Christopher Theofanidis (Ashland Daily Tidings 1/14/16) Theofanidis, born in 1967 in Texas, is a professor of composition at […]

Vittorio and Lorenzo Ghielmi

Italian Virtuosi present Organ and Viola da Gamba Concert at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery plus masterclass at Christ Church.

January 15, 2016

On Thursday, January 21, 2016 the ‘Third Thursday with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery’s concert series will present a lecture and concert program featuring Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art at the MAG, and renowned musicians Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba and Lorenzo Ghielmi, organ and harpsichord. The lecture, which will […]


Interaction between Organ and Voice is Topic of 2016 EROI Festival

January 15, 2016

For Media Only: Rick Kessel (585)274-1052, rkessel@esm.rochester.edu ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The 2016 EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) Festival will explore historical, conceptual, and practical aspects of the interaction between organ and voice from October 26 through 28 at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.  Titled “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human […]


Bringing Voices of the Past to the Present: Michael Alan Anderson at Eastman Summer 2016

January 13, 2016

Summer@Eastman director Sylvie Beaudette asked Michael Alan Anderson, Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, a few questions about himself and his brand-new Summer institute: Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony. How was your interest and love for early music–especially vocal music–ignited? I believe it was ignited as an undergraduate, first hearing […]