Eastman News Highlights October 31, 2016

Here are some select recent clippings 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.)

Tamar Greene brings multiple personalities to ‘Working’ roles

(The Philadelphia Tribune 10/28/2016)

One of the members of the ensemble is Tamar Greene, who last appeared at BRT in the role of Booker T. Washington in “Ragtime.” Greene also performed as Crab Man in “Porgy and Bess” at Spolet Festival USA, internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Green who holds a bachelor’s in voice, piano and computer information science from SUNY Oswego, … Green went on to secure his master’s degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music.

‘Letters from Georgia’ to premiere at Eastman Theatre

(Rochester Business Journal 10/26/2016)

 “Letters from Georgia,” a collaboration between world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming and fellow Eastman School of Music alum Kevin Puts, is set to premiere in Rochester and New York City. The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled to present the performances on Nov. 12 at the Eastman Theatre and Nov. 14 at Lincoln Center. (Also reported by The Irondequoit Post)

11/06 “Masterworks for Flute, Guitar, & Strings” Concert at Library 3 PM

(Talk of the Sound 10/30/2016)

“Masterworks for Flute, Guitar, & Strings” a concert performed by the Red Door Chamber Players, … The Red Door Chamber Players, comprised of Diana Golden (cello), Morgan Pappas (flute), Daniel Keene (guitar), and Gregory K. Williams (viola), will perform a sublime program of music composed by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, and Franz Schubert. …

Gregory K. Williams … and  his Master’s Degree in Viola Performance and Literature at the at the Eastman School of Music.  Mr. Williams teaches viola at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College.

New Music Festival brings world class composers, concerts to Louisville

(The Lane Report 10/25/16

The University of Louisville School of Music presents the annual New Music Festival Nov. 9-13, with world-renowned composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez as the featured guest.

The University Wind Ensemble, directed by Frederick Speck, will perform the world premiere of Sanchez-Gutierrez’s “Ariles.” Other works by Sanchez-Gutierrez, who is professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., will be performed throughout the festival. Sanchez-Gutierrez was born in Mexico City and has studied at the Peabody Conservatory, Yale and Princeton universities and Tanglewood Music Center. He’s highly decorated in his field with numerous awards, fellowships and residencies at international festivals.

Eastman Chamber Jazz concert to feature Raeburn music

(Gates-Chili Post 10/24/2016)

The Eastman School of Music Chamber Jazz will perform a concert featuring music played by Boyd Raeburn and his band at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Kilbourn …

The original arrangement of “Night in Tunisia” was gifted to the Eastman School of Music by singer David Allyn. The jazz vocalist worked with Raeburn and other bands and was active performing and recording until the early 1980s. Allyn contacted the school about his charts and scores eight years ago, and Eastman jazz faculty double bassist Jeff Campbell went to Connecticut to retrieve the music.

Metropolitan Wind Symphony to present in Lexington

(Wicked Local Lexington 10/29/2016)

MetWinds Music Director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program. Buckley earned his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his master’s degree from Connecticut College. In 1975, he became …

Arts Week: From Dweezil to Remarkable

(Democrat and Chronicle 10/29/2016)

Great Cello Quintets, presented by The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, features Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major and Luigi Boccherini’s String Quintet in C Major, with the performers including Robin Scott and Phillip Ying of The Ying Quartet with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Thomas Rodgers and Eastman School of Music faculty cello couple Steven Doane and Rosie Elliott. The show also includes Never the Same River by Harry Stafylakis, a SCMR Composition Competition winner. …

Fox production enhances World Series experience

Albany Times Union 10/27/2016)

Sound bytes

… Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars had Trevor Strader, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and son of team broadcaster and Glens Falls native Dave Strader, sing the national anthem and drop the ceremonial first puck before Saturday’s game.

Organist to improvise at St. John’s

(Post-Bulletin 10/27/2016)

Organist Aaron David Miller, top prize-winner at the American Guild of Organists national improvisation competition, will perform … Miller, who is director of music at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester …

Milton native Sarah Schram is a soldier and a musician

(Wicked Local Plymouth 10/27/2016)

“I thought, ‘I never want to do anything other than this,” said Schram, who earned a bachelor’s in oboe performance from Eastman School of Music and …

Professor expands range, joins ‘acclaimed faculty’

(The Rider News 10/26/2016)

Newly-hired music education professor Dr. Rachel Brashier, who serves as an acting assistant professor at Westminster Choir College, speaks … Brashier received a doctorate degree in music education, a master’s in ethnomusicology and a certificate in Collegiate Music Teaching from the Eastman School of Music, and a …

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra to present fall concert

(MPNnow.com 10/26/2016)

The concert features Howard Hanson’s Second Symphony “Romanic,” which was composed in 1930. Commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, It remains to this day one of Hanson’s best known works.

Born in 1896 in Wahoo, Nebraska to Swedish immigrant parents, Hanson studied and performed on the piano, cello and trombone. In 1924, George Eastman chose him to become the director of the Eastman School of Music, where he served for 40 years. He made major changes to virtually every aspect of the music school, establishing its world-renowned status.

Aliso Viejo Welcomes Jazz Legend Roy McCurdy

(Patch.com 10/25/2016)

The drummer and jazz legend is joined by his talented friends for A Tribute to Roy McCurdy at …

He was playing professionally in local clubs at 16-years-old and attended the Eastman School of Music from ages 16 to 18. Famous trumpeter Roy Eldridge heard him at this point.

Lionel Young to appear at Bert’s

(Pine Island Eagle 10/26/2016)

The Lionel Young Duo, and the Lionel Young Band, will appear for the first time at …

Young was born in Rochester, New York. He began taking violin lessons at the age of 6 with Anastasia Jempel-is at the Eastman School of Music.