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Eastman Chamber Jazz Spotlights Music Performed by ‘One of the Best Band Leaders You Don’t Know’

October 24, 2016

  The music played by Boyd Raeburn and his band in the 1940s, drawn from the bandleader’s original charts and scores found in storage, will be featured in an Eastman School of Music Chamber Jazz concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Kilbourn Hall. Though respected and admired by peers—Duke Ellington was a fan—Raeburn […]

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The(_)Project Chamber Orchestra Presents its First Concert this Weekend

October 21, 2016

By Erik Elmgren The(_)Project Chamber Orchestra, a new ensemble founded by Jorge Vazquez and Eastman student Caroline Sonett presents its first concert, entitled The(Stravinsky)Project, this weekend. One concert will be performed on Saturday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. The other concert […]

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OSSIA in Highland Park - October 23, 2016 at noon

OSSIA Heads Outdoors for a World Premiere

October 21, 2016

By Erik Elmgren This weekend OSSIA New Music heads to Highland Park to premiere a new piece by Eastman Professor of Composition Robert Morris. The piece, entitled Four Gardens, is one of a series of pieces composed for outdoor performance and should be a unique experience for both the performers and audience. To learn a […]

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Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity Features Eastman Wind Ensemble

October 20, 2016

The Eastman Wind Ensemble, under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, headlines this year’s Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity at the Eastman School of Music, presenting a program that features works by composer Warren Benson. The concert, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, will also feature works by Professor […]

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ESM Philharmonia with Renee Fleming at Lincoln Center

The Eastman Philharmonia at Kodak Hall & Lincoln Center

October 20, 2016

Conducted by Neil Varon Featuring Renée Fleming

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If Music Be the Food

“Music, food, love … it’s all there!”: An Interview with “If Music Be the Food…” founder Carol Rodland

October 19, 2016

Poster for this weekend’s “If Music Be the Food…” concert. Note change in program (see below for updated information). By Erik Elmgren On Sunday, October 23, local nonprofit “If Music Be the Food…” will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. This concert brings Eastman and other local musicians together in […]

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Eastman School of Music Hosts Guest Artists in Recital of Contemporary Works

October 19, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Eastman School of Music welcomes guest artists Paola Prestini, composer, Jeffrey Zeigler, cello, and Molly Barth, flute, to Hatch Recital Hall for a concert of new music. The program will feature two new works with electronics by Prestini played by Zeigler, and Barth will perform a new […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 17, 2016

October 17, 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.)  Making melodies and memories (The Cross Timbers Gazette 10/16/2016)  “I came to Double Oak with my family in 1988,” said Guyer High School’s Band Director […]

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Il Giardino d’Amore Presents ‘Orient Express: A Journey Through Time’

October 13, 2016

The European baroque chamber ensemble Il Giardino d’Amore opens a new season of popular “Third Thursday Concerts” with the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  As part of their current U.S. tour, the group will present a program titled “Orient Express: Venice […]

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Paul Hindemith

Eastman voice students present Paul Hindemith’s rarely performed Das Marienleben

October 12, 2016

Paul Hindemith in 1923, shortly after composing the original version of Das Marienleben Rainer Maria Rilke, painted by Leonid Pasternak By Kameron Ghanavati Student collaborators Sara DeFranco, Keely Futterer, Hannah Harrow, and Sarah Korath, alongside Assistant Professor of Accompanying Beryl (Berri) Garver, are teaming up for a unique concert in Hatch Recital Hall tomorrow night […]

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