Tongue Twister: Fear of French is a Forlorn Fate

March 25, 2019

by Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, Summer@Eastman Director and French Lyric Diction instructor With internet resources and new editions that include IPA translations of mélodies, one would think that singers, choral conductors, and vocal coaches have all the tools necessary to dive into the rich French repertoire. Yet, most people I coach admit—perhaps preemptively—that French is their […]

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Advocacy through Art Song: An Eastman alumni initiative gives a voice to the autistic

March 22, 2019

Simon Barra performs alongside his wife, Kseniia Barrad, during a workshop performance of the Lynx Autism Advocacy Project. Photograph by Mairead Kahn. By Sarah Forestieri The Lynx Project is an art song initiative created by co-founders soprano, Caitleen Kahn, and mezzo-soprano, Megan Moore in 2015 after completing their graduate degrees at Eastman. Together with Eastman […]

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The Eastman School of Music Presents: The US Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus

March 21, 2019

The Eastman School of Music is proud to host The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus on its spring tour to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with opening remarks by Deputy Mayor James Smith. Included in the Army Field Band are several Eastman alumni, including: Staff […]

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Conductor David Chin is “An Evangelist for Bach”

March 20, 2019

David Chin at Saint Thomas Church, Leipzig David Chin ‘18E (DMA) recalls that when he started as an Eastman student, he knew little of Bach’s music other than keyboard pieces. After repeated exposure and performances he calls himself “a missionary, an evangelist for Bach, especially for the beauty of his vocal music. Music like his […]

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The Eastman Presents Series announce Joshua Bell and David Zinman in concert with Eastman Philharmonia

March 19, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., The Eastman Presents Series welcomes world-renowned conductor, David Zinman and superstar violinist Joshua Bell for a performance with the Eastman Philharmonia in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Named “the greatest American violinist active today” by The Boston Herald, Bell will captivate audiences with his performance of Max […]

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Eastman News Highlights March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019

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.)  Ying Qt. and PUSH Present CREATIVE COLLISION (Broadway World 03/11/2019)  Put Eastman School of Music‘s world-class string quartet-in-residence, the Ying Quartet, together in a room […]

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The Eastman School of Music Presents: Billy Harper in Concert with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band

March 18, 2019

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, presents Billy Harper, saxophone, in concert with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students, directed by Associate Professor […]

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The Faculty Artist Series Presents: Cheng-Chow Trio

March 13, 2019

The Faculty Artist Series presents The Cheng-Chow Trio, Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The program consists of works by Milhaud, Debussy, Ravel, Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein. The Cheng-Chow Trio is a trio of pianists: identical twin brothers Alan and Alvin Chow, with Alvin’s wife, Angela Cheng. All three pianists are acclaimed […]

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The Eastman School of Music Presents a Lecture Recital on the “Concord” Sonata of Charles Ives

March 13, 2019

The Eastman School of Music will present a Lecture Recital on the “Concord” Sonata of Charles Ives on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall. This lecture recital features American composer and author Jan Swafford, best-known biographer of Charles Ives, and pianist Heather O’Donnell, adjunct Professor of German at Eastman. They will […]

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The Faculty Artist Series Presents: Eastman Virtuosi

March 13, 2019

The Faculty Artist Series presents Eastman Virtuosi Saturday, on April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. This performance features Eastman faculty members Richard Killmer, oboe, Kenneth Grant, clarinet, George Sakakeeny, bassoon, Peter Kurau, french horn, Marina Lomazov, piano, Anne Harrow, piccolo, Renée Jolles, violin, George Taylor, viola, Guy […]

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