Eastman Journal: Page 5

Bach Cantata Series Begins October 27

October 25, 2019

    By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   Since 2013, the Eastman School of Music has presented a free concert series called the Bach Cantata Series, which was designed to give singers and choral conducting students the opportunity to perform some of the many works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The series was created by […]

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October 21, 2019

Meredith Monk     By David Raymond The multi-talented, profoundly creative artist Meredith Monk visits the University of Rochester this week with her vocal ensemble for a multi-day residency titled Dancing Voice/Singing Body. Monk and her vocal ensemble are the inaugural visiting artists for the Institute for the Performing Arts at the University’s School of […]


Clara Schumann Comes to Rochester: Eastman Students Perform Her Music for Foodlink

October 19, 2019

  Clara Wieck in 1840 By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   This Sunday, October 20th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Rochester, the first concert in the “If Music Be The Food” series will be held to help raise funds for the Rochester Food Link organization. This first concert will feature the composer […]

Headshot of Dr. Rosephanye Powell in a yellow suit.

“Music by women, for women”: Composer Rosephanye Powell at Eastman This Week

October 15, 2019

Rosephanye Powell   By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   This fall, the Eastman Women’s Chorus has the unique opportunity of singing under the baton of a composer on their main concert of the semester. On October 19th, Rosephanye Powell will be joining the ensemble to conduct a concert featuring her own compositions and arrangements […]


Masters of a Medium: Eastman Honors the Verdehr Trio

September 26, 2019

  The Verdehr Trio: pianist Silvia Roederer, violinist Walter Verdehr, clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr By David Raymond The members of an important American chamber ensemble will be recognized by the Eastman School of Music, and for several of the members it will truly be a homecoming. On Saturday, October 5, during Eastman’s alumni weekend, the members […]

Miami’s New World Center

An Eastman Violinist Goes to Miami

September 24, 2019

Miami’s New World Center, with the New World Symphony on the jumbo screen. Below, the interior of New World Center.   By Jacob Buhler   This past week I had the privilege of subbing with the New World Symphony in one of their pre-season concerts. I was really excited to go down to Miami Beach, […]


In memory of Christopher Rouse (1949 – 2019)

September 23, 2019

Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who taught at Eastman from 1981 to 2002, died on Saturday, September 21 in Baltimore of complications from kidney cancer. “Christopher Rouse was one of the world’s foremost composers of the last half-century,” says Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  “With […]

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An Operatic Gem in the Ozark Mountains

September 19, 2019

From Opera in the Ozarks’ 2019 production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio: Jeremy (right, in what he calls a “gross beard”) in a sword fight with University of Michigan sophomore Jack Merucci (left). By Jeremy Lopez   Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a long-running summer program for singers looking to receive […]

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“Little Red” Comes to Rochester

September 10, 2019 Rehearsal photographs by Jeremy Lopez. See below for the names of the Little Red cast. By Jeremy Lopez Ian Silverman is the Eastman School of Music’s only opera stage directing student. During his time at Eastman, he has had the opportunity to direct part of the Spring 2019 opera scenes production, and will be directing [...]Read More...

An Eastman Student’s Summer at Aspen

September 6, 2019

Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent By Jacob Buhler This summer, I went to the Aspen Music Festival and School to study for eight weeks. I had an incredibly productive summer studying under Paul Kantor, who teaches at Rice University during the school year and taught my professor, Juliana Athayde, in her undergraduate training. In addition to […]