Eastman Journal: Page 2

In memory of Christopher Rouse (1949 – 2019)

September 23, 2019

Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who taught at Eastman from 1981 to 2002, died on Saturday, September 21 in Baltimore of complications from kidney cancer. “Christopher Rouse was one of the world’s foremost composers of the last half-century,” says Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  “With […]

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An Operatic Gem in the Ozark Mountains

September 19, 2019

From Opera in the Ozarks’ 2019 production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio: Jeremy (right, in what he calls a “gross beard”) in a sword fight with University of Michigan sophomore Jack Merucci (left). By Jeremy Lopez   Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a long-running summer program for singers looking to receive […]

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“Little Red” Comes to Rochester

September 10, 2019

Rehearsal photographs by Jeremy Lopez. See below for the names of the Little Red cast. By Jeremy Lopez Ian Silverman is the Eastman School of Music’s only opera stage directing student. During his time at Eastman, he has had the opportunity to direct part of the Spring 2019 opera scenes production, and will be directing […]

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An Eastman Student’s Summer at Aspen

September 6, 2019

Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent By Jacob Buhler This summer, I went to the Aspen Music Festival and School to study for eight weeks. I had an incredibly productive summer studying under Paul Kantor, who teaches at Rice University during the school year and taught my professor, Juliana Athayde, in her undergraduate training. In addition to […]

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“A Treasure Trove of Sounds”

September 6, 2019

Professor of Piano Tony Caramia By David Raymond Professor of Piano Tony Caramia calls his upcoming Eastman Faculty Artist Series recital Celebrating the Music of Women, and in conversation with him it is apparent that he thinks there’s a lot to celebrate – in fact he describes the September 8 concert as “a treasure trove […]

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Alumna, Performer, and Composer Maria Newman is “forever married to my school”

August 30, 2019

Maria Newman ’84E By David Raymond When composer and string player Maria Newman begins her residency at the Eastman School of Music next week, it will be her first return to Eastman in 35 years, since she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in violin in 1984. She has definitely been busy in the interim, developing […]

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Summer at Eastman 2019 by the Numbers

August 13, 2019

Adventure Music Camp’s gamelan performance. Photo credit: Terry Fonda Smith by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator Summer@Eastman 2019 flew by in a flash! Here are some numerical highlights of our 40 days of summer. Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who helped compile our “summery summary”! Summer students came to Eastman […]

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The Sibley Music Library Remembers Louise Goldberg

July 23, 2019

  Louise Goldberg, as seen in the 1991 edition of Eastman’s yearbook, The Score   By David Peter Coppen, Ralph Locke, and Dan Zager Louise Goldberg, longtime librarian at the Eastman School of Music’s Sibley Music Library, died on May 31, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Louise earned the Bachelor of Arts degree—with a major in […]

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Summer at Eastman Goes for Baroque with Bach and Vivaldi

July 19, 2019

  By David Raymond Next week, Summer@Eastman 2019 continues with rehearsals and a performance by our Summer Baroque Ensemble, which brings members of the amateur and professional musical communities together to play baroque music. The class runs from July 21 through July 30, and on Thursday, August 1, you can hear the participants perform in […]

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Introducing a Japanese Composer to Eastman

July 12, 2019

Pianist Yoshiko Arahata   By David Raymond On July 16, two young artists will bring the music of a little-heard Japanese composer to Eastman’s summer concert series.Eastman Community Music School faculty pianist Yoshiko Arahata will team with violinist Aika Ito of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for a recital including the Violin Sonata by Akira Miyoshi. […]

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