A series of free concerts from Monday, May 16, through Tuesday, May 24, will cap this year’s activities by ensembles in the New Horizons Program of the Eastman Community Music School.
New Horizons is an adult music education program offering instruction and musical ensembles for instrumentalists and vocalists. The program is open to anyone, from raw beginners to experienced musicians. It provides opportunities for those who used to participate musically in their youth or those who never had a chance to explore music to be in a band, orchestra, or choir.
Founded in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music by Roy Ernst, now Professor Emeritus, the program has grown internationally and been adopted across the United States and Canada and in Ireland, boasting 187 chapters.
The concert schedule is:
Monday, May 16: Chamber Music, 7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Wednesday, May 18: Green Band, Green Strings, and choir, 3:30 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall
Thursday, May 19: Dance Band and Jazz Band, 7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall 7
Monday, May 23: Orchestra, 7 p.m.; Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.
Tuesday, May 24: Concert and Symphonic Bands, 7 p.m.; Kodak Hall
New Horizons rehearsals are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Rd. More information is available online at www.esm.rochester.edu/community/newhorizons or by calling the Eastman Community Music School, 585-274-1400.
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