Eastman Journal

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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“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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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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Bringing Music Back to the Brain: Part 2

October 13, 2017

This is Part Two of an interview with Eastman School of Music Professor of Theory Betsy Marvin. For a brief moment, the video took over the Internet. A young man on his side with sax in hand, his brain exposed. He played a beautiful melody, and the operating room cheered. But there’s more to the […]

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Bringing Music Back to the Brain: Part I

October 13, 2017

Doctors Brad Mahon and Web Pilcher look at post-surgery photographs with patient Dan Fabbio By Dan Gross For a brief moment, the video took over the Internet. A young man on his side with sax in hand, his brain exposed, played a beautiful melody, and the operating room cheered. But there’s more to the story. […]

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Eastman’s School Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia kick off their concert season

September 27, 2017

By Matthew Burg Eastman’s School Symphony Orchestra (ESSO) and the Eastman Philharmonia kick off their concert season on September 27 at 8 p.m. with a joint program. ESSO will be performing Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring soloist Yi-Yang Chen. The Philharmonia will perform Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 […]

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“Orpheus’s Journey” at the Memorial Art Gallery

September 20, 2017

By Myles Boothroyd Straight from the pages of Greek mythology, Orpheus was a poet and prophet whose musical talents were said to charm all living things—and, according to some legends, even inanimate objects. It is only fitting that such a character would work its way into the title of the upcoming Third Thursday concert, which […]

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TableTop Opera Brings Music and Politics to the Table: Eastman at the Rochester Fringe Festival, Part II

September 19, 2017

By Dan Gross TableTopOpera performs Within The Quota, a musical exploration of a young Cole Porter’s “protest ballet” about the United States’ “Emergency Quota Act” of 1921. TableTop’s unique multimedia format will be showcased in Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House during the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Your Tuesday briefing: Don’t miss Eastman’s free organ concerts

September 18, 2017

By Myles Boothroyd If your typical lunch break includes a sandwich at your desk, a trip down to the local coffee shop, or a half hour with your favorite book, you might consider adding something else to your agenda: a free pipe organ concert featuring some of the best performers around. Every Tuesday, students and […]

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Colliding, Creative Musical Worlds: Eastman at the Fringe Festival, Part I

September 15, 2017

By Dan Gross Dave Rivello – Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at Eastman – is back at it again, doing another collaborative project for the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, this time with local musician Shawn Drogan. “Worlds Collide” takes place Saturday, September 16 in Kilbourn Hall for two sets, at 7 […]

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