Eastman Community Music School’s Annual Homecoming: A Celebration of Music, the Community, and the Holidays

December 10, 2010

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

Students and ensembles of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School will be showcased during the School’s 13th annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.

A daylong music extravaganza, Homecoming features concurrent performances taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus.

“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 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.

The schedule of concerts is:

Eastman School Main Building, Main Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9:30 a.m. – New Horizons Brasso Profundo
9:50 a.m. – Sine Nomine (New Horizons Flute Choir)
10:05 a.m. – Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) Clarinet Choir
10:20 a.m. – Eastman Youth Chamber Soloists and Youth String Orchestra
10:50 a.m. – ECMS Hammered Dulcimers
11:10 a.m. – New Horizons Green Band
11:30 a.m. – Theatre for Singers
11:55 a.m. – Krusenstjerna Scholarship Flute Choir
12:15 p.m. – ECMS Trumpet Ensemble
12:30 p.m. – New Horizons Sax Ensemble
12:50 p.m. – Community Chamber Singers
1:20 p.m. – New Horizons Trombone Ensemble
1:30 p.m. – Eastman Youth Violin Ensemble Jr/Sr

Eastman School Main Building, Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9 a.m. – Marimba Ensemble and Drum Joy, directed by Ruth Cahn
11 a.m. – Music Educators Jazz Ensemble
1 p.m. – New Horizons Clarinet Choir
2 p.m. – ECMS Adult and Advanced Recital
3:30 p.m. – Eastman Beginning Strings, String Chamber Ensembles, Guitar Ensembles, and solo cellos

Messinger Hall, Room One
10 Gibbs St.

10 a.m. – Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
2 p.m. – Harp Recital, students of Nan Gullo Richmond
4 p.m. – New Horizons Green Strings, directed by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport

Eastman School Main Building, Howard Hanson Hall
26 Gibbs St.
2 p.m. – Piano Department Recital
3:30 p.m. – ECMS 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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