A Passion for Bach

March 22, 2017

Conductor David Chin and his distinguished composer friend The 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach was earlier this week, but you can celebrate it this weekend with a performance of Bach’s grandest work, the Saint Matthew Passion. The concert, which brings together more than 40 Eastman students and recent graduates, was coordinated by, and will […]

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Eastman News Highlights March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

 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.) Baroque Consort to Perform at the St. Charles Public Library (Chicago Tribune / Aurora Beacon-News 03/16/2017) Mark Ponzo holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree […]

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Making Connections: Summer at Eastman High School and Middle School Programs

March 17, 2017

Participants in a 2014 Music Horizons recital by Jennifer Watson and Shaya Greathouse, Eastman Community Music School As winter winds down, many middle and high school musicians are considering their summer options—where will they attend a camp or festival this year? With whom will they perform or study? How can they prepare for college? Every […]

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Loudspeaker Orchestra Creates Surround-Sound, Walk-Around Concert

March 17, 2017

Imagine walking through an environment of tubes, resonators, tiny loudspeakers, and exciters that twist, swing, and turn as they project their sounds. How will the quality, shape, and dimensions of the space interact with the sounds and define and affect what you hear? How will you perceive the music that’s being created, and will these […]

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Massenet’s ‘Cendrillon’ Portrays Cinderella’s Journey from Grief to Joy

March 14, 2017

Variations of the Cinderella fairy tale —a poorly treated heroine or protagonist finds happiness in the end—exist around the world and in many forms, from books, ballet, and opera to the movies. Jules Massenet brought French wit, style, and charm to his operatic treatment of the well-known story, and Eastman Opera Theatre will present the […]

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Eastman News Highlights March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

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.) New pres for St. Joseph’s College (Long Island Business News 03/06/2017) St. Joseph’s College has named a new president. The college, which has campuses in […]

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Eastman School of Music Hosts Mexican Composer Juan Trigos

March 10, 2017

Mexican composer and conductor Juan Trigos, creator of the concept of “Abstract Folklore” music, will be in residence at the Eastman School of Music Sunday, April 2, to Saturday, April 8, as Howard Hanson Visiting Professor. His work, including the world premiere of a new composition, will be featured in two recitals. Trigos also will […]

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Eastman School of Music Launches Richard F. Grunow Colloquium Series

March 8, 2017

Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Rochester, will present the inaugural Richard F. Grunow Colloquium for Music Teaching, Learning, and Performance honoring an internationally renowned Eastman School of Music faculty member. Sponsored by the Department of Music Teaching and Learning, Deci’s lecture will be presented […]

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Eastman News Highlights March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

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.) Pianist Zhang Zuo and Maestro Jun Markl to perform with Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra (Asian American Press 03/05/2017) Pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) and Maestro Jun […]

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Snazzy Sonatas and Revolutionary Attitudes: Celebrating Women in Music

March 3, 2017

Amy Beach, one of many American composers featured in A Century of Women in Music As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the right of women to vote in the New York State, the “All Stars” from the studio of Eastman Professor of Piano Tony Caramia will be presenting a special concert […]

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