Eastman Journal: Page 5

Alumna, Performer, and Composer Maria Newman is “forever married to my school”

August 30, 2019

Maria Newman ’84E By David Raymond When composer and string player Maria Newman begins her residency at the Eastman School of Music next week, it will be her first return to Eastman in 35 years, since she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in violin in 1984. She has definitely been busy in the interim, developing […]


Summer at Eastman 2019 by the Numbers

August 13, 2019

Adventure Music Camp’s gamelan performance. Photo credit: Terry Fonda Smith by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator Summer@Eastman 2019 flew by in a flash! Here are some numerical highlights of our 40 days of summer. Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who helped compile our “summery summary”! Summer students came to Eastman […]


The Sibley Music Library Remembers Louise Goldberg

July 23, 2019

  Louise Goldberg, as seen in the 1991 edition of Eastman’s yearbook, The Score   By David Peter Coppen, Ralph Locke, and Dan Zager Louise Goldberg, longtime librarian at the Eastman School of Music’s Sibley Music Library, died on May 31, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Louise earned the Bachelor of Arts degree—with a major in […]


Summer at Eastman Goes for Baroque with Bach and Vivaldi

July 19, 2019

  By David Raymond Next week, Summer@Eastman 2019 continues with rehearsals and a performance by our Summer Baroque Ensemble, which brings members of the amateur and professional musical communities together to play baroque music. The class runs from July 21 through July 30, and on Thursday, August 1, you can hear the participants perform in […]


Introducing a Japanese Composer to Eastman

July 12, 2019

Pianist Yoshiko Arahata   By David Raymond On July 16, two young artists will bring the music of a little-heard Japanese composer to Eastman’s summer concert series.Eastman Community Music School faculty pianist Yoshiko Arahata will team with violinist Aika Ito of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for a recital including the Violin Sonata by Akira Miyoshi. […]


Passion and Pride: Eastman Wind Ensemble performs in Severance Hall

May 18, 2019

Cleveland’s Severance Hall at night. Photograph by Andrew Bockman. By Andrew Bockman On Tuesday, May 7, the Eastman Wind Ensemble held its final performance of the 2018-2019 school year at the historic Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. Conducted by Mark Davis Scatterday, the Wind Ensemble displayed a massive and challenging program including a premiere of […]


“The director’s role is to tell stories”: Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student Ian Silverman

May 3, 2019

The Naples Opera production of Carmen, for which Ian Silverman served as associate stage director.   By Sarah Forestieri Fresh from his directorial debut with Opera Naples working as an associate stage director on Bizet’s Carmen, Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student, Ian Silverman, shares his thoughts on everything opera, including his upcoming production with Eastman […]


Summer Orff at Eastman: Last Call!

May 2, 2019

Orff Schulwerk at Eastman, Year 1 (1992): The inaugural Level I class, with Jim Solomon and Mary Helen Solomon at back right. (Levels II and III were added in later years after students completed Level I.) Photo by Donna Brink Fox.   By Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator For more than 25 years, teachers have […]


Eastman Rochester Chorus Performs Music of Leonard Bernstein and Franz Liszt

May 1, 2019

  Choral-orchestral concert will be a benefit for the Notre Dame Cathedral organ By Sarah Forestieri Photographs by Noemi Binag This coming Friday, the Eastman Rochester Chorus will present its final concert of the season with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, featuring a unique program consisting of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, along with the […]


Really at home singing: Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart

April 26, 2019

2019 Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart By Andrew Bockman The Links Scholarship, a collaborative effort between the Rochester, New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Eastman School of Music, recognizes the extraordinary talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician. The 2019 recipient is a third-year student and mezzo-soprano, Alexis Peart. Students […]