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Eastman Organists’ Community Concerts Return for 2016-2017 Season

October 12, 2016

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department is kicking off a new season of Community Concerts, short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding organ music to the Rochester area. From November to May, students will present monthly concerts in local churches, building a musical connection between […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 10, 2016

October 10, 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.)  My wild (and wonderful) musical adventure in our national parks (FOX NEWS Opinion 10/07/2016)  One of the main goals for the Music in the American […]

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Legendary Bassoonist K. David Van Hoesen Dies

October 7, 2016

UPDATED K. David Van Hoesen, Professor Emeritus of Bassoon at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and former principal bassoonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, died on Monday, Oct. 3, in Pittsburgh, Penn. An Honorary Member of the International Double Reed Society who stayed active as a performer until his retirement from the […]

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Bassist and Eastman alumnus Ike Sturm

Family, friendships, and faith: bassist Ike Sturm performs his music tonight at Eastman

October 7, 2016

Bassist and Eastman alumnus Ike Sturm: “Eastman was such a rich place for me.” By Dan Gross Eastman alumnus Ike Sturm is a bassist, composer and bandleader in New York City. He also is the Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church (the “Jazz Church”). He has performed with Alarm Will Sound, […]

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EROI Festival Explores Interaction between Organ and Voice; Public Concerts Feature a World Premiere

October 7, 2016

The 2016 EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) Festival will explore historical, conceptual, and practical aspects of the interaction between organ and voice from Oct. 26 through 28 at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.    Titled “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human Voice,” the festival also features the premiere performance of a […]

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Spirits or Psychosis? ‘Turn of the Screw’ Opera Presentation Leaves it to the Audience

October 7, 2016

A young woman is charged with caring for two children in an isolated, enormous manor house. Is she being challenged by two malevolent spirits for control of her wards? Or is she descending into paranoia? The questions are left unanswered in The Turn of the Screw, Benjamin Britten’s dark opera that will be presented by […]

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Meliora@Eastman Weekend Concert Preview

October 5, 2016

Kicking off this weekend’s concerts: the Eastman Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Davis Scatterday By Erik Elmgren The University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music will be welcoming alumni back to town and holding special events starting Thursday, October 6, for the school’s annual Meliora Weekend. Between the alumni reunions, distinguished guest appearances, […]

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OSSIA turns 20, with an Eastman student premiere

October 5, 2016

Eastman doctoral student composer Nick Morandi By Erik Elmgren Eastman’s student-run new music group, OSSIA New Music, will present the first concert of its 20th season this Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. This concert features an eclectic mix of pieces by many prominent living composers. Also featured on the concert is […]

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Serious Beneath the Surface: Musica Nova plays Frank Zappa Tonight

October 5, 2016

Brad Lubman conducting Musica Nova in 2015. Photograph by Kurt Brownell By Dan Gross Tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Musica Nova gives its first concert of the fall semester. A highlight of the program (described in detail below) will be performances of music by Frank Zappa — “Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat,” “Outrage […]

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Sharing the “Blame”: Composers Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos-Sanchez-Gutierrez on “Don’t Blame Anyone” (Part II)

October 4, 2016

By Dan Gross Don’t Blame Anyone is the first opera by Eastman faculty members to premiere at Kodak Hall in 60 years. This piece combines music, puppetry, dance, and theatre into a two-act opera, and is a collaboration of performers from the United States and Mexico. (It will also be performed at Teatro Diana in […]

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