Eastman Community Music School Faculty Take to the Stage

September 28, 2007

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For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)

Music teachers always end the school year with recitals by their students. Faculty members from the Eastman Community Music School are helping to get the school year rolling with a recital of their own.

A dozen faculty will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Kilbourn Hall. “A recital like this is a great way to start the year,” said Howard Potter, associate dean for community and continuing education at the Eastman School of Music. “Seeing and hearing their teachers in concert inspires students in their own musical studies.”

Potter, who also teaches percussion and directs the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, will himself take to the stage with percussionist Ruth Cahn, harpist Nan Gullo Richmond, and cellist Kathleen Murphy Kemp for a three-part improvisation titled “Autumn Leaves,” “Autumn Winds,” and “Indian Summer.”

The concert program also features:

    • Peter Kodzas, guitar, performing “Shenandoah” by Robert Beaser
    • Tamari Gurevich and Alla Kuznetsov, piano for four hands, performing Brahms’s “Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat Major,” “Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major,” and “Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A Minor”
    • Irina Lupines, piano, and Sophia Gibbs Kim, flute, performing “Canzone” by Samuel Barber and “Waltz” from War and Peace by Serge Prokofiev
    • Bob Sneider, guitar, “Two for the Road” by Henry Mancini and “You Do Something to Me” by Cole Porter
    • Daniela Mineva, “The Afternoon of the Faune” by Debussy.

The recital is free and open to the public.

The Community Music School’s preparatory and adult education programs have been an integral part of the Eastman School of Music from its beginning in 1921. Approximately 1,000 area residents, ranging in age from 18 months to over 80 years of age, enroll annually for classes and lessons in the Community Music School. The school’s faculty is comprised of 50 instructors and approximately 65 interns. Instructors are professional artist-educators; interns are Eastman School of Music students or recent graduates.

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Calendar Listing:
Saturday, October 6
2 p.m.
Eastman Community Music School Faculty Recital
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St.
Free