Eastman Community Music School Celebrates Winter Festival Day

Updated Dec. 15, 2014

December 9, 2014

Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) students and ensembles will be showcased during Winter Festival Day on Saturday, Dec. 20. The daylong celebration, which features a series of concurrent performances in several venues on the Eastman School of Music campus, begins at 9:30 a.m.

The performances will feature a wide array of music styles and ensemble types, including holiday favorites on each program.

Since 1998, Winter Festival Day has provided an opportunity for ECMS students of all ages to share music with each other and the public. Over the years, the event has grown tremendously, becoming a tradition for the Rochester community.

All performances are free. Concerts, locations, and times are listed below: 

Lowry Hall

Main Building, 26 Gibbs St. 

Continuous performances from 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. 

9:30 a.m.:         New Horizons Vintage Jazz, >directed by Ken Scott

9:50 a.m.:         New Horizons Second Winds, directed by Alan Woy

10:08 a.m.:        New Horizons Green Band, directed by Priscilla Brown

10:28 a.m.:        New Horizons Christmas Brass, directed by Ben David Aronson and Stacy Carolan

10:42 a.m.:        New Horizons Flute Ensemble, directed by Laura Lentz

10:52 a.m.:        New Horizons Brasso Profundo (tuba ensemble), directed by Bruce Burritt

11:10 a.m.:        New Horizons Chorus, directed by Juli Elliot>

11:28 a.m.:        Hammered Dulcimer Class, led by Mitzie Collins

11:46 a.m.:        Eastman Community Chamber Singers, directed by Patricia Alexander

12:16 p.m.:       Krusenstjerna Scholarship Flute Choir, directed by Sophia Gibbs Kim

12:30 p.m.:       Rochester City School District Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ruth Cahn

12:41 p.m.:       Youth and Adult Guitar Ensembles, directed by Petar Kodzas

1:16 p.m.:         Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Wesley Nance 

Kilbourn Hall

Main Building, 26 Gibbs St. 

Noon:               Music Educators’ Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Tiberio

2:15 p.m.:         Chamber Music Recital, directed by Janet Milnes

6 p.m.:              Eastman Young Children’s Chorus, Eastman Children’s Chorus, and Eastman Youth Chamber Singers, directed by Jason Holmes and Karie Templeton 

Hatch Recital Hall

Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St. 

2 p.m.:              Advanced Solo Recital

3:30 p.m.:         Advanced Solo Recital, including a performance of the  Community Baroque Players, directed by Christopher Haritatos 

Howard Hanson Hall

Main Building, 26 Gibbs St. 

12:30 p.m.:       General Solo Recital

2 p.m.:              General Solo Recital

6:30 p.m.:         Piano Studio Recital, students of Harriet Zimmerman 

Messinger Hall

10 Gibbs St. 

10 a.m.:            Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Howard Potter

Noon:               Harp Studio Recital, students of Nan Gullo

2:30 p.m.:         Performances by Music History Class, led by Mitzie Collins

4 p.m.:              Percussion Master Class and Studio Recital, students of Ruth Cahn

6 p.m.:              Violin Studio Recital, students of Rebeca Boyd


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