Eastman Horn Choir Presents St. Hubert’s Day Concert

November 1, 2007

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

The Eastman Horn Choir, under the direction of Peter Kurau, associate professor of horn at the Eastman School of Music, will present two concerts commemorating the feast day of St. Hubert. Both events, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Andrew’s Church, and at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall, are free and open to the public.

Capturing the call of the horn, the concert features solo and ensemble music by Rossini, Eugene Bozza, Raymond Leudecke, Schubert, Bruckner, Steigler, Henri Busser, and John Cheetham. Much of the repertoire for the horn derives from the elements and styles of hunting calls. St. Hubert, who entered religious orders after seeing a cross between a stag’s antlers, is the patron saint of the hunt. His feast day is November 3.

Founded in 1968, the Eastman Horn Choir performs transcriptions from the classical, romantic, and modern eras in addition to compositions and commissions by such notable composers as Samuel Adler, Jeff Tyzik, and John Cheetham. The ensemble was featured in performance at the 2002 International Horn Symposium in Finland and the 2004 International Horn Symposium in Spain.

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Calendar Listing:
Sunday, Nov. 4
3 p.m.
Eastman Horn Choir’s “St. Hubert’s Day” concert; music by Rossini, Eugene Bozza, Raymond Leudecke, Schubert, Bruckner, Cheetham, and Steigler
St. Andrew’s Church, 923 Portland Ave., Rochester
Free and open to the public

Sunday, Nov. 11
7 p.m.
Eastman Horn Choir’s “St. Hubert’s Day” concert; music by Rossini, Alan Abbott, John Cheetham, Schubert, Bruckner, Henri Busser, and Steigler
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Free and open to the public