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Tony Caramia Celebrates Jazz Centennials

October 27, 2017

By Dan Gross Tony Caramia, Professor of Piano, Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies, and Affiliate Faculty of Jazz Studies, is throwing a concert with a handful of musicians with Rochester ties: “1917: Celebrating the Hundredth Birthdays of Jazz Icons.” Joining him are Rachelle Fleming on vocals, Mike Kaupa on trumpet, Bob Sneider on guitar, Keiran […]

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Treasures of the Choral Repertoire – Eastman’s Bach Cantata Series Resumes this Sunday, October 29

October 26, 2017

Eastman’s 2017-18 Bach Cantata Series starts this coming Sunday. A chamber ensemble of instrumental and vocal soloists from the Eastman School of Music will present two sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut St. The concert will feature BWV 150, […]

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Eastman Gives Back to Rochester

October 25, 2017

EASTMAN GIVES BACK TO ROCHESTER By Dan Gross Recent graduates are using their talents and their entrepreneurial skills to enrich the Rochester community with music More and more Eastman students recognize that to ensure the future of music, they must bring their music to the wide public – especially in communities that are underserved or […]

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Annual Meeting of American Musicological Society to Feature Events at the Eastman School of Music

October 24, 2017

The annual meeting of the American Musicological Society will take place at the Riverside Convention Center and the Rochester Riverside and Hyatt Hotels, 9-12 November 2017. Many events and performances will be held at the Eastman School of Music. The Society is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the study of music as a scholarly […]

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Eastman Organists’ Community Concerts return for the 2017-18 season

October 23, 2017

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department is happy to announce the roster for this year’s 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 community. From October to May, students will perform in monthly concerts in local churches […]

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Upcoming Third Thursday concert unveils the “secret” of Italian convent music

October 23, 2017

By Myles Boothroyd In the thirteenth century, nuns living in convents were not unlike many of our devoted Eastman students on their way to the practice room: cloistered and intensely focused on music-making, sometimes at the expense of a full night’s rest. They learned Gregorian chant and psalms, music for the daily Mass, and choral […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 23, 2017

October 23, 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.)  LIBRARY’S KOUSSEVITZKY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMISSION WINNERS (Library of Congress 10/18/2107)  The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new […]

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“Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Artist” (and Eastman graduate) Gives Talk at Rush Rhees Library

October 20, 2017

By Dan Gross Dave Chisholm, who received a Doctorate In Musical Arts from Eastman in 2013, is a trumpet player, songwriter, composer, bandleader, educator, and visual artist. In other words, describing him as multi-talented might be an understatement. Chisholm will be talking about his multimedia comic book project, Instrumental, at the University of Rochester’s Rush […]

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Passion, Drama and Political Intrigue Portrayed in L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Eastman Opera Theatre

October 20, 2017

A story that is ignited with passion, drama and political intrigue in ancient Rome will be portrayed in Eastman Opera Theatre’s upcoming performance of L’Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) by Claudio Monteverdi on November 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Kilbourn Hall.  Considered Monteverdi’s final masterpiece, with libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, the […]

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Preparing “Poppea”: Eastman Opera Theatre Rehearses a Monteverdi masterpiece

October 20, 2017

The original libretto of L’Incoronazione di Poppea, by Francesco Busenello (1642) Next month. Eastman Opera Theatre presents a true masterpiece of baroque opera: Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). The production features stage direction by Stephen Carr and musical direction of Paul O’Dette. This is the first blog post by Master’s student […]

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