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.)
My wild (and wonderful) musical adventure in our national parks
(FOX NEWS Opinion 10/07/2016)
One of the main goals for the Music in the American Wild tour was to reconnect our composers and performers, all alumni or faculty of Eastman School of Music, with this awesome natural inspiration that is available to us in our own national backyard. We wanted to encourage a new generation of listeners to become advocates for two of our country’s most valuable cultural resources: our arts and our protected lands.
(The Virginia Gazette 10/8/2016)
Widely regarded as a rising soprano, Bullock has garnered praise from critics at the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, among many others. Recent accolades include the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award and first prize at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition.
Bullock studied and trained at Eastman School of Music, Bard College and The Juilliard School. And though still developing, she’s beginning to …
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10/10/2016)
City Calendar for Oct. 10-16
EAST LIBERTY: David Higgs, chairperson of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music, will be the recitalist for a 3 p.m. performance in East Liberty Presbyterian Church, located at 116 South Highland Ave. The program will include works by Franck, Dupre and Liszt. The recital is presented by the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh and East Liberty Presbyterian Church’s Cathedral Concerts series.
(Democrat and Chronicle 10/7/2016)
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal and opera students from the Eastman School of Music aim to give kids a playful introduction to opera with a semi-staged performance of The Pirates of Penzance: Opera for Kids. …
(Broadway World 10/7/2016)
Swashbucklers and superheroes have reason to celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Utah Symphony’s pair of entertainment concerts … led by Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music, Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of …
(The Catholic Globe 10/06/2016)
The conference will feature Dr. Jennifer Pascual, who has been director of music for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City since 2003.
She earned a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y
(Bee news.com 10/06/2016)
The collective, which is a not-for-profit jazz organization in Western New York, was made possible by the efforts of Mark Filsinger, a 1998 graduate of Orchard Park High School.
According to Filsinger, who received a degree in jazz studies from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, the inaugural season will have …
Jazz Society slates Satchmo tribute Sunday
(Napa Valley Register 10/06/2016)
The local organization has asked one of the leading interpreters of Louis Armstrong’s style, Byron Stripling & Company, to bring the Armstrong tribute to area music lovers. A colorful trumpeter and singer with a wide range in both notes and styles, Stripling has proven to be a real crowd pleaser.
A native of Atlanta, Stripling attended Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.
(Classical 91.5 10/3/2016)
Steve Reich turns 80 years old on October 3rd. A few months ago, he stopped in Rochester, New York for an all-Reich concert at the Eastman School of Music. With his friend, composer and conductor Brad Lubman, he also made time for wide-ranging conversation about new music, religion, and cell phones. He and Brad spoke with WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay.
Juilliard String Quartet to Perform at Oakland University 10/9
(Broadway World 10/02/2016)
The incomparable Juilliard String Quartet returns with its newest member, cellist Astrid Schween, and a collaborative performance with OU faculty member and Juilliard graduate Tian Tian performing Brahms’ beloved Piano Quintet. …
In the fall 2011 Tian completed a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in Chamber Music and Accompanying at the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of (and served as teaching assistant to) Nelita True.
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