All Are Welcome Home for the Holidays for the Eastman Community Music School Annual Holiday Homecoming

December 20, 2006

More Information:
Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050

ROCHESTER, NY—Eastman Community Music School will hold its annual holiday “Homecoming” Saturday December 23 beginning at 10 a.m.—a tradition that began in 1998.

A day packed with musical events, Homecoming features concurrent performances by Eastman Community Music School students and ensembles of all ages taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus. Current and former students, parents and the public are invited to enjoy a day of performances. Featured will be many of the ECMS youth and adult ensembles including those made up of middle school and high school students as well as young adults and seniors. All performances, many of which include holiday favorites, are free.

Below is a listing of all concerts, locations and times (note that there will also be solo recitals taking place in Kilbourn Hall at 1, 2, 3:15, 5, and 6 p.m. and Howard Hanson Hall at 2:45 p.m., 26 Gibbs Street):

Eastman School Main Building—Main Hall
26 Gibbs Street
10:30-10:50 a.m. High School Chamber Winds
10:50- 11:05 a.m. New Horizons sine Nomine (Flute Choir)
11:05-11:25 a.m. New Horizons Brasso Profundo
11:25-11:40 a.m. New Horizons Winton Winds (quintet))
11:40-11:55 a.m. New Horizons Chorus
11:55 a.m. -12:25 p.m. ECMS Flute choir
12:25-12:45 p.m. ECMS Adult Vocal Ensemble
12:45-1 p.m. ECMS Trumpet Ensemble
1-1:35 p.m. Musical Theatre Class

Messinger Hall—Lobby Level
10 Gibbs Street
10-11 a.m. Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
11-11:30 a.m. Harp Choirs
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Adult Guitar Ensemble

Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs Street

10-11 a.m. Drum Joy and Adult Percussion Ensemble

The Eastman Community Music School offers an array of music instruction including private lessons, classroom studies and hands-on musical training for youth and adults, high-quality pre-collegiate preparation and numerous performance opportunities.

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester educates talented musicians from around the world who become leaders and innovators in all fields of music. Established in 1921 by Eastman Kodak Company founder and visionary George Eastman, the School has achieved international prominence through its commitment to the highest standards of artistry, scholarship, and leadership.

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