Eastman Community Music School Holds Annual Holiday Event

December 10, 2008

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Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050
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 11th annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

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 adults of all ages.

“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.

9:15 a.m. – Vintage Brass
9:30  a.m. – Sine Nomine
9:50  a.m. – Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble
10:15 a.m. – Winton Winds
10:30 a.m. – Brasso Profundo
10:50 a.m. – Krusenstjerna Scholarship Flute Choir
11:10 a.m. – New Horizons Chorus
11:30 a.m. – Four Brothers (Minus Two) saxophone duets
11:45 a.m. – Eastman Community Chamber Singers
12:10 p.m. – Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) Wind Quintet
12:20 p.m. – Musical Theatre Class
12:45 p.m. – Second Winds
12:55 p.m. – Trumpet Ensemble
1:10 p.m. – Eastman Youth String Orchestra
1:30 p.m. – New Horizons Clarinet Choir

Eastman School Main Building, Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9:30 a.m. – Marimba Journey
9:45 a.m. – Drum Joy
11 a.m. – Adult and Youth Guitar Ensembles
Noon – String Chamber Ensembles
2 p.m. – Adult Vocal and Instrumental Recital
3:30 p.m. – Adult/Advanced Vocal and Instrumental Recital

Messinger Hall, Room One
10 Gibbs St.

10 a.m. – Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
1 p.m. – ECMS Harp Choirs
3:30 p.m. – Violin Studio Recital, students of Rebeca Boyd

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

11 a.m. – Jazz Guitar Studio Recital, students of Bob Sneider
2 p.m. – Youth Recital
3:30 p.m. – General Recital

Eastman School Main Building, 904 Annex
26 Gibbs St.

2 p.m. – Percussion Studio Recital, students of Ruth Cahn

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 Eastman Community Music School.

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