Eastman School of Music Posts and Musings

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Eastman Gives Back to Rochester

EASTMAN GIVES BACK TO ROCHESTER By Dan Gross Recent graduates are using their talents and their entrepreneurial skills to enrich the Rochester community with music More and more Eastman students recognize that to ensure the future of music, they must bring their music to the wide public – especially in communities that are underserved or…

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“Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Artist” (and Eastman graduate) Gives Talk at Rush Rhees Library

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

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

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

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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