Eastman School of Music Posts and Musings

“Autumn” Comes to Eastman

It’s definitely autumn in Rochester, and this afternoon, November 3, autumn came to Eastman when several faculty members joined for a brief performance of Vernon Duke’s “Autumn in New York” in Howard Hanson Hall: Associate Professor of Musicology Michael Anderson as vocalist; Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media Dariusz Terefenko at the piano; Associate…

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“Innocence, you have corrupted me”: An Interview with Principals from Eastman Opera Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw”

By Erik Elmgren This week, the Eastman Opera Theatre will present Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (performance dates and times are listed at the end of this post). The performances will feature two rotating casts of Eastman School of Music undergraduate and graduate students. Benton Hess, Distinguished Professor of Voice, serves as music…

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Catch Your Breath with the 2016 EROI Festival

Craighead-Saunders organ at Christ Church. Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff Entitled “Breath for Singing,” the 2016 Festival will explore the interaction of the pipe organ and the human voice By Myles Boothroyd The Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) launches its 2016 Festival tomorrow — Wednesday, October 26 — with a three-day conference of concerts, lectures, and…

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OSSIA in Highland Park - October 23, 2016 at noon

OSSIA Heads Outdoors for a World Premiere

By Erik Elmgren This weekend OSSIA New Music heads to Highland Park to premiere a new piece by Eastman Professor of Composition Robert Morris. The piece, entitled Four Gardens, is one of a series of pieces composed for outdoor performance and should be a unique experience for both the performers and audience. To learn a…

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If Music Be the Food

“Music, food, love … it’s all there!”: An Interview with “If Music Be the Food…” founder Carol Rodland

Poster for this weekend’s “If Music Be the Food…” concert. Note change in program (see below for updated information). By Erik Elmgren On Sunday, October 23, local nonprofit “If Music Be the Food…” will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. This concert brings Eastman and other local musicians together in…

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Paul Hindemith

Eastman voice students present Paul Hindemith’s rarely performed Das Marienleben

Paul Hindemith in 1923, shortly after composing the original version of Das Marienleben Rainer Maria Rilke, painted by Leonid Pasternak By Kameron Ghanavati Student collaborators Sara DeFranco, Keely Futterer, Hannah Harrow, and Sarah Korath, alongside Assistant Professor of Accompanying Beryl (Berri) Garver, are teaming up for a unique concert in Hatch Recital Hall tomorrow night…

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