Eastman Journal: Page 33

The ESM Alum-Founded Music Kitchen in NYC Celebrates its Tenth Season

October 9, 2015

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, ESM BM ’93 and founder of Music Kitchen: Food for the Soul. The Eastman School of Music boasts prominent alumni in virtually every field of music: performers, teachers, composers, theorists, conductors, and so on. What better time of the year to celebrate the career paths of our distinguished alumni than the days leading […]

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A Summer of Discovery: An Interview with Braden Maxwell

October 7, 2015

We often hear about great performances given by Eastman students, but we hardly ever hear about the “academic side” of music. My good friend and colleague Braden Maxwell has had experiences in both. As an accomplished undergraduate piano player, brain and cognitive scientist, and music theorist, Braden has worked to transcend the boundaries of music […]

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Natalya Antonova to Perform All-Chopin Solo Recital

October 7, 2015

The next Eastman Faculty Artist Series performance is tomorrow evening, October 8, at 8 p.m. in Hatch Hall, and will feature Natalya Antonova, Professor of Piano. Antonova will be giving a solo recital of music by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) in celebration of the 205th anniversary of the composer’s birth year. The program includes Chopin’s Rondo […]

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First Year Graduate Brass Students Perform for New York Principal Brass Members

October 6, 2015

On Sunday, September 27, the Principal Brass, a quintet of principal brass players from the New York Philharmonic. performed at Eastman in the school’s Kilbourn Concert Series. A nearly sold-out Kilbourn Hall audience was treated to an impressive performance of famous French and American brass quintets and several virtuosic transcriptions. As an added bonus, Eastman […]

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Meliora Weekend’s Showcase Concert

October 6, 2015

Violist Alex McLaughlin and conductor Peter Folliard rehearse Nicolas Bacri’s Piccolo Concerto Notturno with the Eastman Viola Ensemble in Kodak Hall. (Photograph by Carol Rodland.) It’s rare to see the Eastman Student Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia share the stage in Kodak Hall, but Maestro Neil Varon wanted to feature both orchestras during this special “homecoming” […]

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Eastman at the Met: An Interview with Radio Host and ESM Alum Mary Jo Heath

October 5, 2015

Mary Jo Heath in the broadcast booth The Eastman School of Music boasts prominent alumni in virtually every field of music: performers, teachers, composers, theorists, conductors, and so on. What better time of the year to celebrate the career paths of our distinguished alumni than the days leading up to Meliora Weekend at Eastman? As […]

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Freshman Violist Shares the Story of his First Eastman Concert

September 30, 2015

Conductor Neil Varon rehearsing the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra in 2006. The first concert of the year seems to always be a jitter-filled one for students of all ages and instruments. This is especially true for first-years here at Eastman, who this past weekend performed in their first major ensemble concerts in Kodak Hall. On […]

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“The power is in you”: Renée Fleming meets with Eastman Students

September 29, 2015

It’s a rare occurrence when a young person has an opportunity to be directly encouraged and taught by a person who is not only a leader in their field, but also whose celebrity transcends that field. Imagine having a basketball lesson with Michael Jordan, a discussion about entrepreneurship with Mark Zuckerberg, or a tennis lesson […]

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Reich, Rosenberg, and an Eastman Commission Highlight OSSIA’s First Kilbourn Concert of 2015-16

September 29, 2015

Ossia and Eastman Musica Nova teamed up with Ensemble Signal to present Steve Reich’s Tehillim in Kilbourn Hall in April 2014. Ossia New Music, a student-run organization committed to contemporary music performance, is holding its first concert of the year on Thursday, October 1 in Kilbourn Hall at 8:00pm. The concert program includes music by […]

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Eastman’s New Summer Program Coordinator

September 29, 2015

Summer@Eastman Director Sylvie Beaudette is pleased to announce the hiring of Eastman alumna Andrea Schuler as the new Summer program coordinator. Andrea holds undergraduate and graduate viola performance degrees (’91 and ’93) from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of George Taylor and James Dunham. She returns to Rochester after more […]

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