Eastman News Highlights as of November 9, 2020

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.)

Gateways Music Festival goes virtual on Monday

(City Newspaper 11/06/2020)

The opening concert, on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. will feature several Rochester musicians, including Metropolitan opera star Nicole Cabell, soprano and WXXI announcer Kearstin Piper Brown, the pianist and First Inversion Artistic Director Lee Wright, and Eastman professor George Taylor on viola, among others. New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill will play a solo recital on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Cellist and Eastman alum Thapelo Masita will give a recital on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talks take place 30 minutes prior to each performance. … (Also reported by WXXI News, foxrochester.com)

Graphic novelist Dave Chisholm chases jazz legend Charlie Parker

(WXXI News 11/06/2020)

“It was such a serendipitous project to get,” says Chisholm, who is also an Eastman School of Music alumnus and an instructor at Hochstein School of …

Cal Poly Symphony opens season Dec. 4 with music by Jacob, Walker, Beethoven

(Paso Robles Daily News 11/05/2020)

Walker began his career as a piano virtuoso and gave his first public recital at the age of 14. He graduated with highest honors from Oberlin College and was one of the first Black Americans to graduate from Curtis in 1945. His career included many firsts for a Black instrumentalist: he was the first to perform in Manhattan’s Town Hall, the first to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first to be signed by a major management, the first to earn a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and in 1996, he became the first Black composer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music.

After time in Europe and South America, Schenectady native returns to teach music at Brown School

The Daily Gazette 11/05/2020)

Music has taken Schenectady native Hannah Dick around the world and back again. …

After playing with the orchestra in high school, and performing in the orchestra’s concerto competition in her senior year, she headed to the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. There she tackled two majors, studying both music performance and brain and cognitive science. … (Also reported by The Homeschool Wire)

Piano virtuoso Yi-Yang Chen coming to Punta Gorda

(yoursun.com 11/3/2020)

… and received his doctorate in piano performance at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he also received his Bachelor of Music.

Calendar preview: Keep calm and…

(City Newspaper 11/05/2020)

Our parks are a point of pride in Rochester, as are the musical talents brimming in our city. Let’s not forget the free recitals offered by the Eastman School of Music, …

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