Enjoy different styles of music? Or not sure what you like? Then come to “The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life” concert to experience a whole spectrum of musical styles.
Presented by vocal and instrumental ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, the concert is a special event of non-stop performances that immerses audiences in a multisensory experience.
Using the “prism concert” format, in which groups perform in uninterrupted succession in different locations around the concert hall, “The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life” will surround listeners with sound and special lighting. The concert will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
“‘The Gift of Music’ is an opportunity to experience Eastman School’s rich variety of programs and enjoy the diverse talents of students and faculty,” said Executive Associate Dean Jamal Rossi, artistic director for the event. “There’s something for every musical taste.”
The concert features several of the Eastman School’s premier performing groups, including the Wind Ensemble, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Opera, and Percussion Ensemble, as well as the University of Rochester YellowJackets, an all-male a cappella group whose membership includes Eastman students. Featured faculty members include jazz guitarist Bob Sneider, jazz pianist Paul Hoffman, percussionist Michael Burritt, and composer Allan Schindler. Given the wide variety of music performed, and the unique presentation of staging and lighting, the “prism” format is a hit with audiences.
“The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life” is part of the Eastman School’s Eastman Weekend of alumni and family weekend reunions and activities and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 or free with University of Rochester ID. For information, contact the Eastman School of Music Concert Office at 585-274-1110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday, October 15
The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life. The Eastman Wind Ensemble, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Opera, Percussion Ensemble, the University of Rochester YellowJackets, and Eastman student and faculty soloists perform continuous music in locations around the hall.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.
Tickets: $10, Free to UR ID holders.