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.)
Ying Qt. and PUSH Present CREATIVE COLLISION
(Broadway World 03/11/2019)
Put Eastman School of Music‘s world-class string quartet-in-residence, the Ying Quartet, together in a room with Rochester’s award-winning masters of motion theatre, PUSH Physical Theatre, and what do you get? …
The Ying Quartet, resident quartet at the Eastman School of Music for the past two decades, is one of America’s best-known string quartets.
American Classical Orchestra Announces Winner Of Sfzp Fortepiano Competition, Juilliard Student David Belkovski
(Broadway World 03/12/2019)
David Belkovski’s journey as a musician has taken him from early ventures into Balkan folk music and jazz, to the vibrant beginnings of a career as fortepianist, harpsichordist, and modern pianist. Following his success in the 2015 Eastman Concerto Competition, David performed Mozart with Neil Varon and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. … David holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the …
PUSH Physical Theatre, Ying Quartet team up for ‘Creative Collision’
The Eastman School of Music is hosting what it calls a groundbreaking collaboration later this month.
PUSH Physical Theatre, an award-winning motion theater group, and the Ying Quartet, a world-class string quartet, will perform together March 29-30.
Lookback: Week of March 18 to March 25
(Plattsburgh Press Republican 03/18/2019)
75 YEARS AGO — 1944
• “Music speaks for itself — or not at all!”
Voicing this belief as his text, William P. Hacker, distinguished young concert-pianist and a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, played a program of classical music recently at Plattsburgh High School. …
Music Review: Young composers create magical evening in EarShot concert
(Sarasota Herald-Tribune 03/17/2018)
Kitty Xiao’s “Ink and Wash” was inspired by calligraphy of contemporary Chinese, New York-based artist Gu Wenda. An Australian composer now studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Xiao particularly enjoys writing for percussion, which is evident in this piece, or “noise projects” as she calls them. “Ink and Wash” began with the orchestra creating grumbling sounds, as much of the instrumentation was authentic and raw. Xiao’s influences of Ravel, Bartok, Michael Jackson and Talking Heads was evident, and her experimentation with textural ideas was intriguing.
Review: The Four B’s of Music | Blue Candlelight Music Series | Home of Richard and Enika Schulze
(TheaterJones Performing Arts News 03/16/2019)
The concert began with a student performance by Quinlan Facey, who is an undergraduate at Eastman School of Music and a former student of Kakouberi’s. His performance of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor showed considerable promise. …
The Ying String Quartet to close Blue Hill Concert Association winter season
(Bangor Daily News 03/12/2019)
Currently they are ensemble-in-residence at Bowdoin College’s International Music Festival, as well as quartet-in-residence at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where they teach in the string department and lead a rigorous chamber music program. The quartet has released numerous albums to great acclaim and commissioned new works to add to the string quartet repertoire.
Gahanna-Jeferson’s jazz bands tune up for moment to shine
(ThisWeek Community News 03/11/2019)
The festival will feature guest artist Christopher Azzara, professor of music education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
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