Eastman School of Music Posts and Musings

A Unique Musical Identity: Eastman’s Prizewinning Sequoia Reed Quintet

  The Sequoia Reed Quintet, left to right: oboist Gwen Goodman, saxophonist Trevor Chu, bassoonist Harrison Short, bass clarinetist Lucas Slavin, and clarinetist Michael Miller. Photograph by Max Zheng.   Eastman’s Sequoia Reed Quintet (oboist Gwen Goodman, clarinetist Michael Miller, saxophonist Trevor Chu, bass clarinetist Lucas Slavin, and bassoonist Harrison Short, all ’22E) was recently…

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22 Outstanding Eastman Women for 2020

Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. In honor of female musicians around the world. To observe the year 2020, we wanted to highlight 20 outstanding women among thousands of Eastman female alumni, students, faculty members, and friends. It turns out there are so many possible choices we had to have 22 this time! As…

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Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem: A seldom-performed masterpiece from today’s perspective

By Jeremy Lopez On Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall, several ensembles from around the Rochester community will join together for a powerful performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The masterpiece will be performed by the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Eastman Chorale, Eastman Philharmonia, and the Bach Children’s Chorus of Nazareth College and Genesee…

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