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.)
Semifinalists Announced For The 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition
(Broadway World 02/13/2018)
Finals take place on 14 April at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and are open to the public. The evening concert will be live-streamed for free online viewing. Information about where and when to watch will be published on www.KWF.org closer to the date. In addition to the semifinalists, …
Contralto Avery Amereau Joins ACO In Brahms, Ries, And Schubert At Lincoln Center
(Broadway World 02/13/2018)
Before conducting the program, Maestro Crawford delivers an introduction, with the full orchestra on-stage performing excerpts from the evening’s program. Crawford’s engaging narratives, along with the live music, give audiences greater insights into what they’re about to hear, resulting in a more enriched musical experience.
About Thomas Crawford: A passionate activist determined to bring the beauty of period music to a wider audience, Crawford has been recognized for the ACO’s dynamic music outreach to New York City schoolchildren. He holds a Bachelor of Music in composition and organ performance from Eastman School of Music, where he studied choral and orchestral conducting under Samuel Adler. …
Music Department Launches New Preparatory Degree Program with the Eastman School of Music
(SUNY Geneseo 02/14/2018)
SUNY Geneseo has launched a new preparatory degree program that will ready bachelor’s students to apply for the master of arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. … “We have had a successful referral partnership with Eastman for at least 10 years,” said Gerard Floriano ’82, director of choral activities and chair of the Department of Music. “But this new cooperative agreement creates a more formal relationship that I believe will truly benefit both Geneseo and Eastman. Our students will be able to build upon the foundation of the College’s excellent undergraduate experience to then acquire specific professional skills in music education through one of the nation’s most prestigious music schools. And for Eastman, they are gaining extremely well-prepared graduate students, who then go on to be successful music educators.”
McClure composition featured in Rochester Oratorio Society’s Douglass celebration
(The Livingston County News 02/14/2018)
Internationally-renowned soprano and Rochester resident Kearstin Piper Brown and baritone Jonathan Rhodes, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund recipient at the Eastman School of Music, will sing the solo roles. Students from Rochester Public School No. 12, who memorize Douglass passages …
Moscow on the Trinity: The Russians are coming (back) to Fort Worth. And we love it.
(Fort Worth Star Telegram 02/16/2018)
And Russia-trained competitors tend to do well. Very well. Recent gold medalists have included Russians Olga Kern (2001) and Alexander Kobrin (2005), … Catch us up with what you are doing these days.
With my wife and our 19-month-old baby, I am in Rochester, New York, since I took a position at the Eastman School of Music last fall. That’s for us very exciting. Around that, I’m concertizing and giving master classes. It’s a pretty busy schedule. I think I have a good balance between performance and …
(City Newspaper 02/14/2018)
Among all the classical music mediums, the string quartet possesses a singular combination of intimacy and immediacy that’s rare in other forms. As part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series, the storied Takács Quartet takes to the stage Sunday at Kilbourn Hall to perform string quartets by two of the greatest melodists in compositional history: Mozart, with his String Quartet No. 21, and Mendelssohn, with String Quartet No. 6. But perhaps most compelling here is Bartók’s darkly beautiful and enigmatic String Quartet No. 1. As a whole, the program is an excellent blend of sonic comfort and dramatic tension. The Takács Quartet will perform on Sunday, February 18, at Eastman School of Music‘s Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street.
BIGGER PICTURE: Vocal and musical wonder woman
(Olean Times Herald 02/13/2018)
You may be hard-pressed to find someone as busy as Yunjin Audrey Kim is these days. ..
Kim’s training was shaped by her years at James Madison University and the Eastman School of Music</strong in Rochester. At the latter, she earned a master’s degree in vocal performance and literature. …
I started this piece by mentioning how busy Kim’s life can be. She chairs the Music Department for the …
A Total Beethoven Immersion by Jan Jezioro
Pacifica Quartet cellist Brandon Vamos, who studied at the Eastman School of Music with Paul Katz, the cellist of the fondly remembered Cleveland Quartet which had close ties to UB, explains how the Pacifica Quartet first started playing the Beethoven quartets as a complete cycle: “We first performed …
Four from ISU faculty to play Feb. 22 in Landini Center
(Terre Haute Tribune Star 02/15/2018)
Paul Bro on saxophone, Martha Krasnican on piano, Kurt Fowler on cello and Scotty Stepp also on saxophone will perform works by Asha Srinivasan, Eliza Brown, Alexis Bacon and Carter Pann. …
She graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Brooks Smith, Barry Snyder and Frank Glazer. Fowler has performed as a soloist, chamber … Admission is free and open to the community. For more details, contact the ISU School of Music at 812-237-2771.
Organist Kola Owolabi to perform in ‘Music at Cherry Hill’ series in Dearborn
(Dearborn Press and Guide 02/14/2018)
In 2002, he was awarded second prize and audience prize at the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. He holds degrees in organ performance and choral conducting from McGill University, Montreal; Yale University and Eastman School of Music.
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