Eastman Journal: Page 39


October 20, 2014

Photographs provided by Peggy Dettwiler: “This is the choir in the Mixed Youth Choir Category at the World Choir Games in Riga, where they received a Gold Medal and third place among 23 choirs from 14 countries.”  Peggy Dettwiler (DMA ’91), director of choral activities at Pennsylvania’s Mansfield University, brought her Mansfield College Concert Choir […]


Celebrating Alumni for Eastman Weekend: “A True Jazz Master”

October 17, 2014

For Eastman Weekend 2014, our next few Eastman blog posts will celebrate news of notable alumni. Ron Carter performing at Mezzrow, October 2014. Photo by Takehiko Tak Tokiwa . Spike Wilner, the owner of the new Greenwich Village jazz club Mezzrow, sent us this message about a recent appearance by the legendary jazz bassist (and […]


Celebrating Alumni for Eastman Weekend: Remembering “Litch”

October 16, 2014

For Eastman Weekend 2014, our next few Eastman blog posts will celebrate news of notable alumni.     “Litch” Toland backstage at the Eastman Theatre, early 1960s.          Adah Toland Jones (BM ’71, MM ’72). Professor of flute at Texas State University, contacted us after the recent death of her father, P. Litchard “Litch” Toland (BM […]


A Premiere with Previn

October 10, 2014

Conductor of the world’s great orchestras, composer for the concert hall, opera house, movies, Broadway, and the West End, classical and jazz pianist, writer, and television personality, André Previn is one of the most celebrated, distinctive, and varied contemporary musicians in the world.  Tonight, the Eastman Wind Ensemble will be celebrating Andre Previn and his […]


Hanging Out with Great Hornists

October 9, 2014

For about a year, four other Eastman horn players (Nikki Labonte, Chelsea Nelson, Caroline Baker, and Rennie Cotner) and I have been on the lookout for the Berlin Philharmonic ticket sale for their tour performances at Carnegie Hall this month. With a horn section as famous and important as Berlin’s, we knew we couldn’t miss […]


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 […]