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CHAMBER MUSIC/NEW MUSIC

  • Roomful of Teeth (with ESM alumni Eric Dudley, BM ’01 and Martha Cluver, BM ’04) Paola Prestini: A Padre, A Horse, A Telescope (also featuring Jeffrey Zeigler, cello) LISTEN
  • Alarm Will Sound (conductor Alan Pierson, DMA ’06, plus a full roster of Eastman alumni) Adams: Chamber Symphony, 1. Mongrel Airs https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/6COA3AAoS54nsURNMFFB08 

  • Eastman American Music Series (Ann Harrow, flute, BM ’81, MM ’96; Ramon Ricker, clarinet, DMA ’83; Jeff Thayer, violin, BM ’98; Christopher Hutton, cello, MM ’97, DMA ’01) David Liptak (’76 DMA): Giovine Vagha I Non Senti

  • Swiss Chamber Soloists (David Abbott, piano, DMA ’06) Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 I. Allegro brillante
  • JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, violin, BM ’07;  John Pickford Richards, viola, BM ’02, MM ’04); Adams: The Wind in High Places
  • Break of Reality (Patrick Laird, cello, BM ’07; Ivan Treviño, percussion, BM ’06; MM ’10); Ros: Rains of Castamere (from Game of Thrones)
  • Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, percussion, BM ’04; note that the other members, though not ESM alumni, all studied with Michael Burritt!); Reich: Mallet Quartet, III. Fast
  • Evan Kelsick (euphonium, DMA ’18); Priscilla Yuen (piano, MM ’11) Teichler: Declarations
  • loadbang (Andy Kozar, trumpet, BM ’07)  Matthusen: Old Fires Catch Old Buildings
  • Leigh Howard Stevens (marimba, BM ’75) Stevens: Beads of Glass
  • Christopher Lamb (percussion, BM ’81) Schwanter: Percussion Concerto, I. Con forza
  • Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon: Yo No, Tú Sí, Yo Tú, Sí No, from STARS STORIES SONG (Jamie Jordan, voice, MA ’09; Joanna Bassett, flute, MM ’86; Pia Liptak, violin, MM ’89, DMA ’92; Dieter Henning Yeomans, guitar, MM ’05, DMA ’15; Julia Shulman, double bass, DMA ’13; Tomasz Arnold, percussion, BM ’13; Jerry Hou, conductor, DMA ’15)

COMPOSERS

  • Jennifer Bellor (PhD ’13): Midnight Swim, with Colin Gordon, saxophone (MM ’12);  Wendy Eisenberg, guitar (BM ’14); Tyrone Allen, bass (BM ’17); Andrew Links, keyboards (BM ’16) 
  • Kevin Puts (BM ’94, DMA ’99): If I Were a Swan
  • Gregory Spears (BM ’99) Fellow Travelers, scene 1b: “Do You Mind?”
  • Dominick Argento (PhD ’58): Valentino Dances
  • Jeff Myers (MA ’03): The Angry Birds of Kauai (performed by Hilary Hahn)
  • Paul Reller (MA ’86): Till Human Voices Wake Us
  • John Liberatore (MM ’09, PhD ’14): Six Line Drawings, I. giocoso
  • Baljinder Sekhon (MA ’08, PhD ’13): Passageways
  • Matt Barber (MA ’09, PhD ’15): To the Roaring Wind
  • Eric Ewazen (BM ’76): Double Concerto, Allegro vivace
  • Gilad Rabinovich (PhD ’13, composition, PhD ’15, theory): star dazzling me, live and elate (performed by Eunmi Ko, piano, MM ’06, DMA ’12)
  • Christopher Theofanidis (MM ’92): Creation/Creator, I. Elephant in the Dark (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano)

SINGERS

  • Renée Fleming (MM ’83)  Berlioz: Les nuis d’ete, Op. 7 #1: Villanelle
  • Nicole Cabell (BM ’01)  Puccini: La Boheme, Act 2: “Quando m’en vo”
  • Mark Molomot (BM ’92) Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 Act 1, Langsam, Wozzeck, langsam!”
  • Erin Morley (BM ’02) Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, “Die grüne Hopfenranke”
  • Kate Maroney (DMA ’10) Mazolli; Song from the Uproar
  • Steven Scheschareg (BM ’88, MM ’90) Millocker: Der Bettelstudent, “Un da soll man noch galant sein”
  • Kathryn Lewek (BM ’06, MM ’08) – Orff: Sakura! Sakura! from Gisei
  • Anthony Dean Griffey (MM ’01) – Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Maazel, New York Philharmonic (2009 Grammy for Best Classical Album)
  • Julia Bullock (BM ’09) – Bernstein: Somewhere (ballet sequence), West Side Story, San Francisco Symphony, Tilson Thomas

ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS

  • Robert DeMaine (cello, BM ’92, MM ’93) Williams: Cello Concerto
  • Jennie Oh Brown (flute, DMA ’97, MM ’93) Schwanter: Black Anemones
  • Ari Streisfeld (violin, BM ’05) Amy Williams: Wrest
  • George Sakakeeny (bassoon, BM ’78) Larson: Full Moon in the City, II. Juking the Moon
  • Bin Huang (violin, MM ’06, DMA ’10) Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet, BM ’06) Rosenboom: Seven Dreams: Dancing on the Rings of Saturn
  • Dieter Hennings Yeomans (guitar, MM ’05, DMA ’15) Juan Trigos: Partita for Guitar, V. Quinto Movimento
  • Guy Johnston (cello, BM ’13) Barriere: Sonata No. 4 for Two Cellos, III. Allegro prestissimo (with Sheku Kanneh-Mason)
  • Yuki Namata Resnick (violin, BM ’03) Caleb Burhans (BM ’03): Remembrance 
  • Thomas Viloteau (guitar, DMA ’17) Llobet: Variations on a Theme by Sor
  • Stephanie Richards (trumpet, BM ’04) Richards: Full Moon, Pt. 1
  • Jeffrey Zeigler (cello, BM ’95) Zorn: Babel, from Something of Life (Jeffrey’s post-Kronos Quartet solo release of new music for cello
  • Jeffrey Turner (double bass, BM ’84) ) Balada: Caprichos No. 4, “Quasi Jazz,” I. Tan-ta ta, Tan-ta ta
  • Steve Thachuk (guitar, MM ’95, DMA ’99): Domeniconi: Variations on an Anatolian Folksong
  • Peter Isaacson (violin, BM ’92) Rheinberg: Suite for Organ, Violin & Cello
  • Barbara Hull (trumpet, MM, ’05, DMA ’10) Gould: Festive Music, I. Fanfare
  • Judith LeClair (bassoon, BM ’79) Saint-Saens: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168, I. Allegretto moderato
  • Lisa Albrecht (trombone, BM ’86) Silverman: Dialogue Continued, Movement 2
  • James Pugh (trombone BM ’72) Shilkret: Concerto for Trombone, I. Moderato maestoso
  • Matthew Ardizzone (guitar, DMA ’97) Barrios: Mazurka Appassionata
  • Brian Shaw (trumpet, MM ’04) M. Haydn: Concerto a Clarino Principale in D major, I. Allegro non troppo

JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

  • Ron Carter (BM ’59 music education; honorary doctorate ’10) All Blues
  • Scott Healy (piano, BM ’82) Healy: Anthropology (Live at Kilbourn Hall with Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra)
  • Jeremy Siskind (piano BM ’08) with Makram Aboul Hosn: Bemsha Swing
  • Steve Gadd (drums, BM ’68, honorary doctorate, ’17) Steve Gadd Band, I Know, But Tell Me Again
  • Tony Levin (bass, BM ’68) Levin Brothers, Havana (Tony is also bassist for King Crimson)
  • Nabaté Isles (trumpet, BM ’99) Meeropol: Strange Fruit (with Michael Mayo)
  • John Hollenbeck (BM ’90 percussion performance; MM ’91 jazz studies) Webb: The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress (with Gary Versace, piano, MM ’93)
  • Cowboys and Frenchmen (Owen Broder, saxophone, BM ’12; Ethan Helm, saxophone, BM ’12; Matt Honor, drumset, BM ’12) C&F: Companion Plan, from Bluer Than You Think
  • Kneebody (Shane Endsley, trumpet, BM ’97; Ben Wendel, saxophone, BM ’99; Kaveh Rastegar, bass, BM ’01) For the Fallen, from Anti-Hero
  • Wendy Eisenberg (guitar, BM ’14) Lower Allston (from solo album, It’s Shape Is Your Touch)
  • John Nyerges (piano, BM ’80, MM ’97) Monk’s Blues
  • Alexa Tarantino (saxophone, BM ’15) and Dariusz Terefenko (piano, MM ’98, PhD ’04) Crossing Paths
  • Grey McMurray (guitar, BM ’03) The Watchmaker (from Red Hot + Bach)
  • Mamiko Kitaura (piano, BM ’03, MM ’04) Kaze Ni Naru (To Become the Wind)
  • David Detweiler (saxophone, DMA ’15) Central Station

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

  • Marina Lomazov (piano, BM ’93; DMA ’00; Artist’s Certificate); Shchedrin: A la Albeniz
  • Hong Xu (piano, BM ’06) Mozart: Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576, III. Allegretto
  • Christopher Harding (piano, BM ’92) Debussy: Deux Arabesques, L. 66, No. 2 in G major, Allegretto scherzando
  • Robert Silverman (MM ’65); Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111
  • Cahill Smith (piano, DMA ’06) Medtner: Forgotten Melodies, Book 1, Op. 38: Sonata reminiscenza
  • Jeremy Samolesky (piano, DMA ’06) Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82, IV. Vivace
  • Michael Boyd (piano, MM ’85, DMA ’93) & Joel Schoenhals (piano, MM ’96, DMA ’98) Stravinsky: Petroushka (version for 2 pianos), Tableau IV: The Shrovetide Fair
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano, BM ’01, MM ’04) Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major, K. 415, III. Rondo. Allegro
  • Zhang Zuo (Zee Zee) (piano, BM ’10) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat, with Marin Alsop, National Orchestra of Belgium
  • Timothy Whitehead (piano, BM ’02) Hindemith: Piano Sonata No. 1, V. Lebhaft
  • Ayşedeniz Gökçin (piano, BM ’09) Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
  • Daria Rabotkina (piano, DMA ’12) Sladkovsky: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40, I. Allegro vivace
  • Logan Skelton (piano, MM ’86) Virgil Thomson: Synthetic Waltzes
  • Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu (piano, MM ’96, DMA ’01) Griffes: 3 Tone Pictures, Op. 5, I. The Lake at Evening
  • Michael Unger (organ, MM ’04, ’07, DMA ’14) J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
  • Crista Miller (organ, DMA ’06) Franck: Chorale No. 3 in A minor
  • Matt Curlee (organ, BM ’99, MA ’01) Mackerel Sky
  • Timothy Olsen (organ, MM ’01, MA ’05, DMA ’05) Reger: Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor
  • Jonathan Biggers (organ, DMA ’91) Heiller: Tanz-toccata for organ
  • Mark Steinbach (organ, MM ’87, DMA ’90) Heiller: Passacaglia in C minor