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Introducing a Japanese Composer to Eastman

Pianist Yoshiko Arahata   By David Raymond On July 16, two young artists will bring the music of a little-heard Japanese composer to Eastman’s summer concert series.Eastman Community Music School faculty pianist Yoshiko Arahata will team with violinist Aika Ito of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for a recital including the Violin Sonata by Akira Miyoshi.…

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Rochester International Jazz Festival / Eastman School of Music Scholarship Announced

Special Presentation Performance of “Würzburg Meets Eastman” Roy Marshall has been named this year’s recipient of the Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarship. The scholarship program is sponsored by RIJF producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona and is funded by proceeds from the annual festival.  RIJF has donated almost…

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Let’s Put on a Show: Eastman is on the Fringe!

The Eastman School of Music will host eight shows in its venues during the eighth annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, running from September 10-21, 2019. In addition to performances at the Eastman School of Music, Eastman faculty members, students, and staff will be performing at other venues in and around downtown Rochester during this year’s…

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“The director’s role is to tell stories”: Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student Ian Silverman

The Naples Opera production of Carmen, for which Ian Silverman served as associate stage director.   By Sarah Forestieri Fresh from his directorial debut with Opera Naples working as an associate stage director on Bizet’s Carmen, Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student, Ian Silverman, shares his thoughts on everything opera, including his upcoming production with Eastman…

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Summer Orff at Eastman: Last Call!

Orff Schulwerk at Eastman, Year 1 (1992): The inaugural Level I class, with Jim Solomon and Mary Helen Solomon at back right. (Levels II and III were added in later years after students completed Level I.) Photo by Donna Brink Fox.   By Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator For more than 25 years, teachers have…

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Really at home singing: Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart

2019 Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart By Andrew Bockman The Links Scholarship, a collaborative effort between the Rochester, New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Eastman School of Music, recognizes the extraordinary talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician. The 2019 recipient is a third-year student and mezzo-soprano, Alexis Peart. Students…

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