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“Autumn” Comes to Eastman

November 3, 2016

It’s definitely autumn in Rochester, and this afternoon, November 3, autumn came to Eastman when several faculty members joined for a brief performance of Vernon Duke’s “Autumn in New York” in Howard Hanson Hall: Associate Professor of Musicology Michael Anderson as vocalist; Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media Dariusz Terefenko at the piano; Associate […]

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Conductor David Zinman Named Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Eastman School of Music

November 2, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—American conductor David Zinman, whose career has been distinguished by a wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to contemporary music, and the introduction of historically informed performance practice, has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. “We are thrilled to welcome David Zinman back to Rochester,” said […]

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“Innocence, you have corrupted me”: An Interview with Principals from Eastman Opera Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw”

November 1, 2016

By Erik Elmgren This week, the Eastman Opera Theatre will present Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (performance dates and times are listed at the end of this post). The performances will feature two rotating casts of Eastman School of Music undergraduate and graduate students. Benton Hess, Distinguished Professor of Voice, serves as music […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 31, 2016

October 31, 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.) Tamar Greene brings multiple personalities to ‘Working’ roles (The Philadelphia Tribune 10/28/2016) One of the members of the ensemble is Tamar Greene, who last appeared […]

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“Dramatically compelling, haunting and atmospheric”

October 28, 2016

An Interview with Stephen Carr, stage director of Eastman Opera Theatre’s Turn of the Screw By Erik Elmgren Starting next week, The Eastman Opera Theatre will present Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in Kilbourn Hall. The production will be sung in English with projected English supertitles and a small chamber orchestra. The performances […]

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Brian Shaw Baroque Trumpet

Concert Highlights ‘Organ and Baroque Trumpet’ at the Memorial Art Gallery

October 28, 2016

Baroque trumpet virtuoso Brian Shaw presents the next Third Thursday Concert on Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.  The program explores the solo trumpet repertoire of the Italian Baroque, from the mid-17th century to the early 18th century. Shaw’s program includes music by trumpeter Girolamo Fantini […]

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Eastman Chorale Concert is Send-Off for Out-of-State Performances

October 27, 2016

Updated Nov. 7, 2016 The Eastman Chorale, under Eastman School of Music Director of Choral Activities William Weinert, will travel to Ohio for two performances in November, and local audiences will get a preview of their mini-tour at the ensemble’s concert 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Kilbourn Hall. While in Ohio, the Eastman Chorale […]

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Catch Your Breath with the 2016 EROI Festival

October 25, 2016

Craighead-Saunders organ at Christ Church. Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff Entitled “Breath for Singing,” the 2016 Festival will explore the interaction of the pipe organ and the human voice By Myles Boothroyd The Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) launches its 2016 Festival tomorrow — Wednesday, October 26 — with a three-day conference of concerts, lectures, and […]

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The Eastman School of Music Philharmonia and Soprano Renée Fleming Present the World Premiere of ‘Letters from Georgia’ by Pulitzer Prize Winner Kevin Puts

October 25, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, in Rochester, NY, and Monday, November 14, at Lincoln Center, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Philharmonia Orchestra will present the world premiere performances of Letters from Georgia – a new song cycle by Kevin Puts.  Puts, a Pulitzer Prize- winning alumnus of Eastman (BM ’94, DMA ’99), wrote […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 24, 2016

October 24, 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.) Soprano Superstar Renée Fleming on the Power of Music (and Why She Loves Rap and The Grateful Dead) (Parade 10/21/2016) Soprano Renée Fleming understands firsthand […]

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