Happy Birthday, Howard Hanson

Outside of George Eastman, Howard Hanson is the most visible historical presence on the campus (and inside of George Eastman, it’s too dark to see anyway). Rightly so: hired by Eastman himself, Hanson served as director for 40 years and, as school historian Vincent Lenti in a video produced by James Goodman of the Democrat and Chronicle, his “influence is still felt here.”

On April 10 and 12, the Rochester Philharmonic, along with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, will perform Hanson’s Merry Mount in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, a warm up for their May 7 Spring for Music appearance at Carnegie Hall.