Musicians of All Ages Perform In Eastman Community Music School’s Annual Holiday Event

December 14, 2007

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)
For The Public: 585/274-1400

Students and ensembles of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School will be showcased during the School’s 10th annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

The performances, many of which include holiday favorites, are free and open to the public and feature ensembles made up of middle school and high school students as well as young adults and seniors.

“These concerts are a wonderful opportunity for parents, former students, and the community to see and enjoy the incredible talent of musicians in the community music school,” said Howard Potter, associate dean for community and continuing education. “The performances in the Eastman School’s Main Hall also provide a chance for young students to see and hear orchestral instruments in a very informal setting.”

The schedule of concerts is:

Eastman School Main Building, Main Hall
26 Gibbs St.

10:30 to 10:50 a.m. — New Horizons Second Winds
10:50 to 11:05 a.m. — New Horizons Chorus
11:10 to 11:25 a.m. — New Horizons Flute Choir
11:30 to 11:40 a.m. — Eastman Youth String Orchestra
11:45 to 12:05 p.m. — Guitar Ensemble
12:05 to 12:35 p.m. — Community Chamber Singers
12:35 to 12:45 p.m. — Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) Trumpet Ensemble
12:45 to 1:15 p.m. — Musical Theatre Class

Eastman School Main Building, Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.

11:30 to 12 noon — ECMS Chamber Winds
2 to 3 p.m. — ECMS Chamber Ensemble Concert
3:15 to 4:30 p.m. — Adult /Advanced Recital
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. — Adult /Advanced Recital

Messinger Hall, Room One
10 Gibbs St.

10 to 11 a.m. — Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
1 to 2 p.m. — ECMS Harp Choirs

Eastman School Main Building, Howard Hanson Hall
26 Gibbs St.

2 to 3:15 p.m. — ECMS Youth Recital
3:30 to 5 p.m. — ECMS Youth Recital

The Eastman Community Music School’s preparatory and adult education programs have been an integral part of the Eastman School of Music since its beginning in 1921. Approximately 1,300 students of all ages enroll annually for classes and lessons in the community music school.

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