Faculty Recitals Continue, Give Audiences Chance to Hear Renowned Artists on Local Stage

December 1, 2015

The Eastman School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series continues through spring 2016, showcasing the school’s internationally lauded soloists and chamber musicians. Supported by Patricia Ward-Baker, the recitals give local audiences the chance to catch performances by the faculty artists, whose busy schedules include frequent appearances elsewhere in the world.

Performances range from tuba to voice to showcasing the works of an Eastman faculty composer and are held in the School’s acoustically superb Hatch Recital and Kilbourn Halls. The varied days and times make it possible to find performances that fit in everyone’s schedule.

Tickets to Eastman Faculty Artist Series recitals are $10; free to UR ID and current series subscribers. The are available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 East Main St.; by phone 585-454-2100; fax 585-454-7885; online at eastmantheatre.org

The spring schedule features:

Friday, January 15: Alison D’Amato, piano, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With Lynne McMurtry, contralto, guest artist; Eastman voice students Lindsay Baker, director. “Song Collaborations, New and Old.” A sampling of Virgil Thomson; Songs from Vancouver’s Art Song Lab; Schumann: Myrten lieder.

Sunday, January 17: Barry Snyder, piano, 3 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With Mikhail Kopelman, violin and Steven Doane, cello. Schubert: The Piano Trios.

Tuesday, January 19: Michael Burritt, percussion, 8 PM, Kilbourn Hall. With the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, guest artists. Original compositions and new works, including Into The Air, Catching Shadows, and Blue Ridge.

Thursday, January 21: Robert Morris, composer, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With guest artists Darrett Adkins, cello; Brian Alegant, piano; Daphne Leong, piano; The Irrera Brothers, violin and piano duo. clear sounds, refrains, with scraps in variations throughout (anyway).

Saturday, January 23: Eastman Virtuosi, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall

Friday, January 29: David Higgs, organ, 8 PM off-campus in Christ Church, 141 East Ave. This recital is also part of the Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series.

Tuesday, February 2: Bin Huang, violin, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With Barry Snyder, piano. Schubert: Fantasy in C major; Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major; Ernst: The Last Rose of Summer; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy.

Sunday, February 7: Renée Jolles, violin, and Carol Rodland, viola, 3 PM in Kilbourn Hall

Tuesday, February 16: Robert Swensen, tenor, 8 PM in Hatch Recital Hall. Schubert: Winterreise

Wednesday, February 17: Juliana Athayde, violin, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall

Tuesday, February 23: Oleh Krysa, violin, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall

Sunday, February 28: Nicholas Goluses, guitar, 3 PM in Kilbourn Hall. All Bach recital: Suite 1, BWV 1007; Sonata II, BWV 1003/964; Sonata III, BWV 1005.

Monday, February 29: Harold Danko, jazz piano, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With guest artist Rich Perry, tenor sax, and Eastman faculty artists.

Thursday, March 3: Edoardo Bellotti, harpsichord, 8 PM in Hatch Recital Hall

Saturday, March 19: Eastman Virtuosi, 8 PM in Kilbourn Hall

Thursday, March 24: Jonathan Retzlaff, baritone, 8 PM in Hatch Recital Hall. With guest artist Jennifer McGuire, piano. “From Purcell to Porter.” Evening of song by some of the iconic composers of the genre, including Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Cole Porter.

Saturday, April 2: Bill Dobbins, jazz piano, 8 PM in Hatch Recital Hall. The Music of Marian McPartland.

Sunday, April 3: Mikhail Kopelman, violin, 3 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With Elizaveta Kopelman and Anna Gurfinkel, piano; Renée Jolles, violin; Carol Rodland and Philip Ying, viola; and David Ying, cello. All-Dvorák program: Piano Quartet in E-flat; Piano Quintet in A.

Sunday April 10: Carol Rodland, violin, 3 PM off campus at Third Presbyterian Church 4 Meigs St. With guest artist Catherine Rodland, organ. J.S. Bach: Sonata in D Major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1028; Nicolas de Grigny: Tierce en taille; David Liptak: The Body Symmetric (world premiere); C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G minor for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, Wq 88; Max Bruch: Romanze, Op. 85; John Weaver: Three American Folk Hymn settings.

Sunday, April 17: Jan Opalach, baritone, 3 PM in Kilbourn Hall. With Ksenia Leletkina, piano. “Behind the Iron Curtain:” Songs of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sviridov, Shaporin, D. Tolstoy.

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