Community Music School Homecoming Celebrates Music, Holidays


December 10, 2012

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For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057,

Eastman Community Music School will hold its annual Homecoming, a tradition that began in 1998, from Thursday, Dec. 20, through Saturday, Dec. 22.

Originally a one-day extravaganza of concerts in venues across the Eastman School of Music campus, the event showcases the talent and musicianship of students of all ages and has grown in popularity each year.

Homecoming features concurrent performances by Eastman Community Music School students and ensembles ranging from those made up of middle school and high school students to ensembles composed of young adults and seniors. Current and former students, parents, and the public are invited to enjoy the events.

All performances, many of which include holiday favorites, are free. The listing of concerts, locations, and times includes:

Friday, Dec. 21, in Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing:

6:30 p.m.: ECMS Violin Ensembles and Eastman Beginning Strings

8 p.m.: ECMS Guitar Ensemble

Saturday, Dec. 22, in Eastman School of Music Main Hall:

9 a.m.: New Horizons Brasso Profundo

9:30 a.m.: New Horizons Beginning Strings

9:40 a.m.: New Horizons Chorus

10 a.m.: Krusenstjerna Scholarship Flute Choir

10:20 a.m.:  New Horizons Beginning Band

10:40 a.m.: Hammered Dulcimer Classes

10:55 a.m.:  New Horizons Vintage Jazz

11:25 a.m.: Pathways Trumpet Trio

11:30 a.m.:  Pathways Fickle Fingers

11:35 a.m.: Pathways Melodic Mayhem

11:40 a.m.: Pathways Fabulously Festive Fantastic Four

11:45 a.m.: Eastman Youth Chamber Soloists and String Orchestra

12:10 p.m.: Eastman Community Chamber Singers

12:40 p.m.: ECMS Trumpet Ensemble

1 p.m.: Eastman Youth Violin and Beginning Strings Ensembles

1:25 p.m.: Theatre for Singers

Saturday, Dec. 22, in Room 415, Eastman East Wing:

1 p.m.: Music Educator’s Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, Dec. 22, in Howard Hanson Hall, Eastman School of Music Main Building:

2 p.m.: ECMS General Recital

Saturday, December 22 in Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing:

Noon: ECMS General Recital

2 p.m.: ECMS Chamber Music

3:30 p.m.: ECMS Piano Department Recital

5 p.m.: ECMS Voice Department Recital

7 p.m.: ECMS Volo Saxophone Quartet Recital

Saturday, Dec. 22, in Room 1, Messinger Hall:

10 a.m.: Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra

1:30 p.m.: ECMS Harp Ensemble and Harp Studio Recital

3:30 p.m.: ECMS Percussion Studio Recital


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