Eastman News Highlights July 17, 2017

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.)

The kid’s got brass

(The Messenger 07/15/2017)

When Tyler Simms picked up his first trombone at the age of 11, he had no idea how many places it would eventually take him. Now, 13 years later, he’s found himself suddenly brushing up on his German. …

Now he and the Flower City Brass, a student-led quintet at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, is preparing to perform in residency with Rekkenze Brass during the 2017 Haus Marteau Brass Course and Frankenwald Brass Festival in Germany.

Mass Symphony to perform ‘Magically Mozart’ Sunday in Worcester

(Worcester Telegram 07/13/2017)

Sunday’s program also includes …; Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C, third movement, with Christine Tsen, principal cello; … Tsen holds an undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a graduate degree from the New England …

Community News Briefs

Lowell Sun 07/12/2017)

Townsend church offers concert

The Congregational Church in Townsend will host a free concert in the sanctuary on … Clarinetist Joe Clark of Pepperell is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. …

JAZZ | ‘A Portrait of Marian McPartland’

(City Newspaper 07/12/2017)

Marian McPartland (1918-2013) was a nationally-known jazz giant, but she also had a special relationship with the Eastman School of Music. The school will honor McPartland in a concert featuring Tony Caramia, professor of piano, and Krista Seddon, who is not only a superb pianist but was also McPartland’s transcriber and copyist.

First Nebraska Hall of Fame hearing scheduled this week

(Wahoo Newspaper 07/10/2017)

Howard Hanson’s trek toward the Nebraska Hall of Fame continues, as public hearings begin this week for potential inductees.

Hanson was born on Oct. 28, 1896. He attended Wahoo Public Schools and then enrolled at Luther College. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for one of symphonies and was the director of the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

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