Eastman Journal: Page 37

A Day to Remember

October 3, 2014

I remember meeting the dean for the first time, in the Eastman Student Living Center. I was naught but a callow freshman, reeling from the thought of having to start school over again, when I was greeted warmly by the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music—Douglas Lowry. His wit, sincerity, […]


A “Titan”-ic Eastman Concert

September 26, 2014

Eastman Philharmonia, October 2010 Come join the Eastman community in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, September 27 at 8 p.m., for an exciting concert filled with the Grimm Brothers, titans, and poetic song cycles.  The Eastman Symphony Orchestra (ESSO) and the Eastman Philharmonia, conducted by Neil Varon, will be joined by Megan Moore for […]


Renowned Daegum Flutist in Residence

September 18, 2014

  How much do you know about traditional Korean music? If your answer is nothing, everything, or anything in between, you are in luck. Renowned daegum flutist Jang Hyun Won is in residence at the Eastman School today, September 18.   The daegum is a traditional Korean wooden flute,made from bamboo, widely used in folk […]


By the Dawn’s Early Light

September 11, 2014

Surprisingly, it has been thirteen years since the morning of the September 11th attacks. All of us remember that day in great detail and how our world has changed as a result of that terrible tragedy. This year, a young freshman student from Croatia, Marco Pranic, had an idea; to play “The Star-Spangled Banner” in […]


Eastman Concert Tickets Available Today!

September 2, 2014

Single tickets for all Eastman concerts go on sale today, September 2 at 10 a.m. at the Eastman School Box Office in the East Wing, 433 East Main Street. And our Faculty Artist Series begins tomorrow evening, September 3, with a recital by Professor of Guitar Nicholas Goluses. The faculty artists lineup continues for six […]


“C” You in September

August 29, 2014

Grade schools used to talk of teaching the Three Rs: reading, (w)riting, and ‘rithmetic. For the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year at Eastman, talking about the Three Cs might be more appropriate. On this coming Tuesday, September 2, the following “C”s will be prominent: CLASSES. International, freshman, and returning students are all here and […]


The Next Stage for A Soprano

July 25, 2014

Soprano Renee Fleming (MM ’83) has performed on plenty of stages across the world, but always to musical accompaniment. Last week she took a vacation from the worlds of concerts and opera to make her dramatic debut in a new comedy, Living on Love, which premiered at the Williamstown (MA) Theater Festival on July 16. […]


Saturday Morning Serenades at Eastman this Fall

July 18, 2014

A touch of fall in our July weather helps to bring thoughts of chamber music to Eastman. Our popular Morning Chamber Music series will help start our fall 2014 semester with a line up of beautiful but rarely-heard masterworks by Beethoven, Dvorak, and others, The series begins on September 20 with the Eastman Brass playing […]


Kodak Moment #160

July 11, 2014

This Saturday is a true Kodak Moment: the 160th birthday of George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, the Eastman School of Music (of course), and many other great things about Rochester, who was born July 12, 1854 — not in Rochester, but near Utica, New York. You can read a biography (with plenty […]


A Never-Ending Song

July 10, 2014

  One of the legendary teachers and performers in Eastman’s history, the great American mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani, was born on this day in 1933. When she came to Eastman in 1975, DeGaetani was highly regarded as an interpreter of contemporary music, including masterworks by Schoenberg, Varese, Carter, and Crumb. By the time of her death […]