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A Summer “Ode to Joy”

July 3, 2017

By Kameron Ghanavati Beethoven’s most celebrated work, the finale from his Ninth Symphony, will be performed as part of the annual program of Summer Sings! here at Eastman on Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. It is the first performance in the Eastman “Summer Sings” series of readings of great choral masterworks. […]

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Eastman News Highlights July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

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.) Stars of tomorrow shine today at Jazz Fest (13WHAM-TV 06/27/2017)  For 15 years, these scholarships have been helping gifted students studying jazz […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival, Part 5: The Wee Trio’s Dan Loomis and Jared Schonig

June 29, 2017

The Wee Trio: James Westfall, Dan Loomis, Jared Schonig By Dan Gross The Wee Trio is James Westfall (vibes) plus two Eastman alumni: Dan Loomis (bass), and Jared Schonig (drums), and they’re coming to the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, following their release of Wee + 3. While it’s mostly just the trio, a few […]

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Eastman Summer Concert to Feature British Choral Works

June 29, 2017

Voices, Rochester’s professional chamber chorus, will perform “My Spirit Sang All Day”, a concert of British choral works, on Sunday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall at the Eastman School of Music, 433 East Main Street. The concert, part of the Summer at Eastman Concert Series, will be conducted by Voices music […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival 4: Nick Finzer

June 27, 2017

Trombonist and composer Nick Finzer By Dan Gross An award-winning composer, arranger, and trombonist, Eastman alumnus Nick Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both traditional fans and the most modern 21st century audiences. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age while […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival 3: Mike Cottone

June 27, 2017

Trumpeter Mike Cottone By Dan Gross Jazz trumpet player Mike Cottone is a native of Rochester, New York, and attended Eastman and Juilliard. He has performed and recorded with Al Jarreau, Robin Thicke, Neil Diamond, Ruben Blades, Mike Garson, Paul Anka, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and attended the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, led […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival: Danny Ziemann

June 26, 2017

Bassist Danny Ziemann Eastman graduate (2012) Danny Ziemann is a rising star bassist, teacher at the Eastman Community School and at SUNY Oswego, and author of The Low Down: A Guide to Creating Jazz Bass Lines. Danny is playing with the Vince Ercolamento Quintet tonight, Monday, June 26, at 6 and 10 p.m. in the […]

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Eastman News Highlights June 26, 2017

June 26, 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.) MICHAEL STEFIUK APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF CONCERT ACTIVITIES AT THE EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Musical America 06/23/2017) Michael Stefiuk, an experienced leader in the orchestral field, […]

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Michael Stefiuk Appointed Director of Concert Activities

June 23, 2017

Michael Stefiuk, an experienced leader in the orchestral field, has been named the Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He will direct all aspects of the Eastman School of Music’s Concert Office and will provide artistic and programming direction for our various presentation series (e.g. Eastman […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival: Aaron Staebell

June 23, 2017

Aaron Staebell The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) begins today, June 23, and runs through July 1. Along with musicians from all over the world, Eastman jazz players and composers – faculty members, students, and alumni – will be very busy during the festival. Freelancer Dan Gross will be interviewing some of them for […]

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