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

December 13, 2011

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

The Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will showcase students and ensembles of all ages in its annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. 

A daylong music extravaganza that has been a tradition since 1998, 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 a.m. – New Horizons Brasso Profundo
9:20 a.m. – New Horizons Vintage Jazz
9:45 a.m. – New Horizons Green Band
10:05 a.m. – New Horizons Chorus
10:25 a.m. – ECMS Hammered Dulcimers
10:45 a.m. – ECMS Guitar Ensembles
11:30 a.m. – New Horizons Saxophone Ensemble
11:55 a.m. – Community Chamber Singers
12:25 p.m. – ECMS Trumpet Ensemble
12:45 p.m. – Theatre for Singers
1:15 p.m. – EYCS/EYSO
1:40 p.m. – ECMS Flute Choir 

Eastman School Main Building, Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9 a.m. – Drum Joy
10 a.m. – Marimba Journey
12:00 p.m. – Music Educators Jazz Ensemble
2:00 p.m. – Adult Recital
3:30 p.m. – Advanced Recital
Messinger Hall, Room One
10 Gibbs St.

10 a.m. – Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
2 p.m. – Harp Studio Recital, students of Nan Gullo Richmond
4:30 p.m. – Jazz Trombone Recital
Eastman School Main Building, Howard Hanson Hall
26 Gibbs St.

Noon – Cello Studio Recital, students of Kathleen Kemp
1 p.m. – Youth Recital
2 p.m. – Youth Recital
3:30 p.m. – General Recital
6 p.m. – Volo Saxophone Quartet

Eastman East Wing, Hatch Recital Hall
433 East Main St.

1 p.m. – Eastman Beginning Strings and Eastman Youth Violin Ensembles

Eastman School Main Building, 904 Annex
26 Gibbs St.

2 p.m. – Percussion Master Class and 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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