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Schedule – Eastman Weekend 2006

Eastman Weekend 2006

Eastman Weekend Archive

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Friday (10/20)  •  Saturday (10/21) •  Sunday (10/22)


Friday, October 20

9:00 am –
5:00 pm
Eastman Weekend Registration & Welcome Center
Pick up your registration packet and enjoy light refreshments at the hospitality table.
9:30 am –
12:00 pm
Georgia O’Keeffe: Color and Conservation
The Memorial Art Gallery is proud to be one of only three national venues for this major exhibition.
Noontime Lunch on your own
The Eastman campus is surrounded by restaurants ranging from diners and pizza joints to pan-Asian and Mediterranean bistros. Use the Restaurant guide (found in your Registration folder) to explore the neighborhood restaurants.
12:30 pm –
2:25 pm
Career Skills in the 21st Century
A highly subscribed class taught by Adrian Daly (DMA ’94), Associate Dean of Admissions and Retention, this special class focusing on Music Entrepreneurship will feature a talk by John Paulson (MA’76), founder and President of MakeMusic, Inc.   A published composer and arranger, John continues to be active as a music clinician and guest conductor.
1:30 pm –
2:30 pm
Organ as Art: The Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court Collection
The University’s Memorial Art Gallery is now home to a fully restored Italian Baroque organ installed in the Herdle Fountain Court. Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art, discusses the impact of the installation of the organ, followed by a performance on the restored organ.Program repeated on Saturday.
1:30 pm –
2:30 pm
Chorale Rehearsal
Listen in as William Weinert leads this select ensemble of singers in a rehearsal of works to be performed Saturday at 2 p.m.
1:45 pm –
3:30 pm
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal
Listen to or play along with the freshman and sophomore symphony orchestra under the direction of Neil Varon.
1:45 pm –
3:30 pm
Eastman Wind Orchestra Rehearsal
Listen to or play along with freshman and sophomore wind, brass, and percussion players under the direction of Mark Davis Scatterday (DMA ’89).
2:30 pm –
3:30 pm
What in the World is Music?
Professor Ellen Koskoff can be heard on Rochester’s WXXI-FM radio, hosting her show What in the World is Music? In this special session she will discuss new programs in World Music and Ethnomusicology.
2:30 pm –
3:30 pm
Music for All: A Decade and More
Eastman’s model chamber music outreach program recently celebrated ten years of successful performances. Coordinator Elinor Freer will give a brief presentation on the program, followed by a panel of students discussing their experiences.
3:30 pm –
4:45 pm
Entrepreneurial Activity at Eastman
Hear from Dr. Ramon Ricker (DMA ’73), Senior Associate Dean for Professional Studies, Director of the Institute for Music Leadership, and Professor of Saxophone, about the Institute for Music Leadership’s programs and current projects. Topics will include the New Venture Challenge and Polyphonic.org, a cutting-edge resource for orchestra players.
3:30 pm –
4:45 pm
Memories! Memories! Voices from the Past!
Arlene Cohen Stein (BM ’57, MM ’71)
will bring to life the ghosts of Eastman’s faculty during the 1950s with her latest book, My Eye of the AppleIngrid Hultgren Harrison (BM ’56) will assist her in a musical review.
4:45 pm –
6:30 pm
Institute for Music Leadership Open House
As the first center of its kind in the country, the Institute for Music Leadership is a vital hub for cutting-edge ideas and programs that will ensure the vitality and relevance of music in the 21st century. The Institute houses Alumni Relations and Careers & Professional Development, and coordinates the certificate programs in Arts Leadership, College/Community Teaching, Orchestral Studies, Sacred Music, and World/Ethnomusicology.
5:45 pm –
6:30 pm
Open Rehearsal: Eastman Community Music School Youth Jazz Orchestra
Enjoy listening to the award-winning ECMS Youth Jazz Orchestra perform.
6:30 pm –
8:00 pm
Eastman Weekend Kickoff Reception
Gather with alumni, students, faculty, friends, and family to share conversation, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres prior to the Wind Ensemble concert.
8:00 pm Eastman Wind Ensemble Concert
Under the direction of Mark Davis Scatterday (DMA ’89), the renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble performs on the meticulously renovated, acoustically-enhanced Eastman Theatre stage.

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Saturday, October 21

7:30 am –
8:30 am
50th Reunion Breakfast
Start the day bright and early with classmates from classes of ’53, ’54, ’55 and ’56. Reconnect and reflect on five decades of music, life, and adventures while enjoying breakfast in the elegant Ciminelli Formal Lounge.
8:00 am –
12:00 pm
Eastman Weekend Registration & Welcome Center
Pick up your registration packet and enjoy light refreshments at the hospitality table.
8:00 am –
3:00 pm
Memorabilia Room
Page through yearbooks, programs, and special items from years gone by. Share your reminiscences with the future of Eastman: record your favorite tales of adventure, artistry, and achievement.
9:00 am –
10:00 am
Alumni Courtyard Dedication & 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony
Everyone is invited to celebrate the dedication of the Student Living Center courtyard in honor of all graduates of the Eastman School of Music. In conjunction with the dedication, the classes of ’53, ’54, ’55 and ’56 will be recognized by President Joel Seligman with the presentation of the University of Rochester 50th Reunion Medallion.
9:00 am –
12:30 pm
Eastman Community Music School Open Ensemble Rehearsals
Listen in on the Youth Chamber Singers, the Eastman Children’s Chorus, or other smaller ensembles , or visit an ECMS class.
9:00 am –
12:30 pm
The Smallest Musicians: Open Early Childhood Music Classes
You are invited to observe MusicTIME (Toddler/Infant Music at Eastman), Music Times Two (children 2 and 3 years old, with parent), Music Makers (children 3 and 4 years old, without parental participation) and Clef Club (kindergartners or children at least 5 years old) as taught by ECMS faculty.
10:00 am –
11:30 am
When the Eastman Campus Extended to Prince Street
Previously the main campus of the University of Rochester up until 1923, the Prince Street Campus remained a vital part of the Eastman Campus for four decades. Visual Resources Coordinator Susan Nurse will present the Prince Street story through slideshow and talk, followed by an optional walking tour.
10:15 am –
11:00 am
John Maloy Portrait Unveiling
Renowned professor of voice John Maloy retires at the close of the 2006 academic year. Join in the celebration of his four decades of teaching as his official portrait is unveiled on Cominsky Promenade.
10:15 am –
11:30 am
Music Education Department: Moved to the Mezzanine
The Music Education faculty recently moved to the Mezzanine of the School, a change of venue that reflects major changes in the program. Faculty and students from the Music Education Department share what’s new in their corridor and beyond.
10:15 am –
12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Sibley Music Library
Join Library Conservator Alice Carli (MA ’90) or Circulations Services Librarian Gerald Szymanski for an exclusive look at the Sibley conservation lab or at Sibley’s recorded sound collections.
10:30 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.
Annual Woodwinds Recital
Come join the first year winds students, coached by Anne Lindblom Harrow (BM ’81), for their debut recital of the year.
11:00 am –
12:30 pm
Eric Booth on the Entrepreneurial Approach to Audience Development
Learn from noted leader in music Eric Booth about the role of the 21st century musician, especially in regards to audience building, advocacy and engagement. Booth is on the faculties of Juilliard and The Kennedy Center, and is the author of the acclaimed book The Everyday Work of Art. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program on the Business Radio Network and has made regular appearances on CNN and NBC.
11:30 am –
12:30 pm
Organ as Art: The Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court Collection
The University’s Memorial Art Gallery is now home to a fully restored Italian Baroque organ installed in the Herdle Fountain Court. Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art, discusses the impact of the installation of the organ, followed by a performance on the restored organ. Same program as Friday.
11:30 am –
12:30 pm
Voices of Experience
Each year the Eastman School identifies one faculty member to receive the coveted Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. For Easman Weekend, a number of recent Eisenhart Award winners will gather as a panel to share their stories and experience.
12:30 pm –
1:45 pm
Lunch
Enjoy an à la carte lunch with alumni, faculty, staff, current students and their families in the Dining Center at the Student Living Center.
1:00 pm –
2:00 pm
Reconnecting with Prep. Department Alumni
Welcome Prep Department Alumni! Reunite and reminisce with classmates and faculty in Messenger Hall.
2:00 pm –
2:45 pm
Chorale Concert: A Mozart Celebration
Under the direction of William Weinert, the Chorale will perform a program of Mozart’s choral works including Venite populi; Ave Verum Corpus; Exultate, jubilate; and Vesperae solennes de confessore.
2:00 pm –
3:00 pm
Eastman Community Music School New Horizons 15th Anniversary
Please join us in the newly renovated Messinger Hall to celebrate the 15th anniversary of New Horizons.
2:00 pm –
3:00 pm
Eastman Student Recitals
Enjoy the diverse talents of current Eastman students as they play their favorite pieces.
2:00 pm –
3:15 pm
Jazzin’ It Up
What’s happening in Jazz Studies? A new degree program, new faculty, and new initatives combine to create exciting times. Join faculty and students to hear about how this program prepares students for fulfilling careers in the field.
2:00 pm –
3:15 pm
Secrets only singers know…and instrumentalists should!
Karen Hagberg (MA ’68, PhD ’76)
leads participants of all ages in an interactive workshop on stage presence. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just beginning your career, you won’t want to miss out on these invaluable insights into looking your best while performing.
3:00 pm –
3:30 pm
Family Reception
Eastman students and their families are cordially invited to a dessert reception with Interim Dean Jamal Rossi (DMA ’87) and other Eastman administrators. Come early or stay late to hear Eastman’s talented student recitals.
3:15 pm –
4:15 pm
Reunion Class Portraits
Milestone reunion classes (years ending in 0, 1, 5, 6) pose for group portraits on the Grand Staircase in the Main Hall.
3:30 pm –
4:30 pm
Eastman Student Recitals
Enjoy the diverse talents of current Eastman students as they play their favorite pieces.
5:00 pm –
7:30 pm
Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner
Enjoy a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner with classmates, friends, and family at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Eastman tradition continues with the recognition of all 5 and 10-year reunion classes and other honors.
8:00 pm –
10:00 pm
Eastman Philharmonia Concert
Featuring the world premiere of Foils for Orchestra (Hommage à Saint George), a work specially commissioned by the Hanson Institute for American Music, composed by Pulitzer Prize-winning alumnus George Walker (DMA ’56). Under the direction of Neil Varon.
10:00 pm Post-Concert Reception
Revel in the post-performance excitement over coffee and dessert on Cominsky Promenade.

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Sunday, October 22

9:00 am Catholic Newman Community of Eastman Family Mass
Celebrate mass with University of Rochester Chaplain Father Brian Cool. Music will be led by Eastman musicians.
10:00 am –
12:00 pm
Brunch with Current and Retired Faculty
Keep the connections strong with your favorite teachers, past and present. Join fellow alumni in honoring Professor Emeritus Sidney Mear (BM ’41, MA ’49), recipient of the 2006 Alumni Mentor Tribute.
3:00 pm –
5:00 pm
Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble
One of the world’s premier collegiate jazz performing organizations, and frequent recipient ofDown Beat’s “Best Big Band” annual Student Music Award, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Bill Dobbins.  Joining them will be the New Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dave Rivello.
3:00 pm –
5:00 pm
Kopelman Quartet
Coinciding with Eastman Weekend, this is the second concert in the annual Eastman-Ranlet Series. Led by Mikhail Kopelman, Eastman Professor of Violin, the quartet will perform an all-Shostakovich program in celebration of the composer’s centenary.

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