Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. Note: Some links may have expired.)
(Rochester City Newspaper 05/28/2014)
As Jamal Rossi was presented as the new dean of the Eastman School of Music earlier this month, both he and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman highlighted the school’s history. But they also addressed the task of operating in an increasingly changing music world.
Performing in ‘Mamma Mia!’ is actress’s present for her mom
(Dallas Morning News © 05/30/2014)
Gabrielle Mirabella learned she’d been cast as Tanya, a glamorous divorcee, in Mamma Mia! on her mother’s birthday last year at their home in Florida. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, considering that this festive ABBA-powered musical about a mother and daughter and their complicated relationships is her mother’s favorite.
Mirabella, who trained at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., says she dreams of the same thing happening for her someday. Until then, she’s happy to be in a show that gets the audience, including her mom, dancing in the aisles.
(Democrat and Chronicle 06/01/2014)
Eastman School of Music is active all summer long, attracting youth musicians to camps. Most camps end with a free concert, so watch the calendar. The school also has some chances to see its nationally known faculty play. For example, John Nyerges will give a $10 piano concert at 7:30 p.m. July 2 at Hatch Recital Hall, 433 E. Main St. Bob Sneider will lead a guitar concert, also $10, at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.One of the most popular participatory events also will be back. The Eastman Summer Sing will meet for four consecutive Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., from July 8 to 29.
PUBLIQuartet Performs Compositions from Emerging Composers Tonight
(Broadway World © 05/24/2014)
The free concert will feature performances of the winning compositions written by David Biedenbender, Eugene Birman, Peter Christian , Gilad Cohen, Ted Goldman, Nahyun Kim, and Luis Felipe Nieto Sachica followed by a panel discussion with notable musicians/composers.
Ted Goldman, a composer and music theorist, began his undergraduate studies in physics, and graduated summa cum laude with honors in music from Columbia University. He received his MM and DMA in composition from The Juilliard School and is now an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. As a music theorist, he studies the way people perceive harmony and teaches the analysis of music both new and old.
(Monterey County Herald 05/28/2014)
The weekend begins with a performance at 8 p.m. Friday by last year’s competition winner. Pianist Michael Noble, will play a program including music by Mozart, Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Noble, 25, gave his first recital at the age of 6 and since then has won numerous awards and played many concerts. He has studied at the Eastman School of Music, the Paris Conservatory and Yale University, where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts.