Robert Freeman


Tribute Video


  1. Prelude (Jonathan Baldo, Paul O’Dette)
    Lorenzo’s speech from The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare
                    Frog Galliard – John Dowland
  2. Welcome (Jamal Rossi)
  3. Tribute to Robert Freeman (Jürgen Thym)
  4. Contemporary Music (Brad Lubman, Musica Nova, conductor Edo Frenkel)
    Dérive I – Pierre Boulez
  5. Music Leadership (Ramon Ricker, Emily Wozniak)
  6. Eastman Studies in Music and Eastman Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology
    (Ralph Locke, Ellen Koskoff)
  7. Innovative Ensembles and Arrangements (Chien-Kwan Lin, Tyler Wiessner, Eastman Saxophone Project)
    “Rigaudon” from Le Tombeau de Couperin – Maurice Ravel, arr. Weissner
  8. Multimedia Collaborations (Allan Schindler, Reinhild Steingröver)
    Time Streams – Allan Schindler
  9. Music for All (Phillip Ying, Eclectet Wind Quintet)
    “Presto” from Wind Quintet No. 1 – Jean Françaix
  10. Scholarship And Performance (Marie Rolf, Keely Futterer, Christopher Reed)
                    “Séguidille” – Claude Debussy
  11. Improvisation (Christopher Azzara, Dariusz Terefenko)
  12. Postlude (Ying Quartet, F.Y. Chik, N. Yamada, G. Rieke, H. Anderson)
    “Presto” from Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 – Felix Mendelssohn
  13. Remarks – Robert Freeman

Event Details

Robert Freeman conducting Eastman’s annual Holiday Sing


Hatch Recital Hall
Session I: 9:30–10:30 AM
Session II: 10:45–11:45 AM

Presentations and Performances by

Christopher Azzara
Jonathan Baldo
Edoardo Bellotti
Eastman Saxophone Project
The Eclectet Wind Quintet
Keely Futterer
David Higgs
Ellen Koskoff
Chien-Kwan Lin
Nathan Laube
Ralph Locke
Brad Lubman
Musica Nova
Paul O’Dette
Christopher Reed
Ramon Ricker
Marie Rolf
Allan Schindler
Reinhild Steingröver
Dariusz Terefenko
Jürgen Thym
Emily Wozniak
Phillip Ying
Ying Quartet

12:10 to 12:40 PM, Christ Church

3 PM, Sibley Music Library

Freeman Day Poster

The Crisis of Classical Music in America - Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians - Robert Freeman

Signed copies of Robert Freeman’s recent book The Crisis of Classical Music in America are available for purchase in the Eastman School of Music bookstore.

Amazon E-book