Eastman to Go (formerly Music for All) launches this spring with several community events throughout Rochester in March and April. Several visits to elementary through high schools are planned, but Eastman to Go also focuses on community outreach; a number of events are scheduled at libraries and retirement homes, all of which are free and open to the public.
Public Events include:
- Saturday, March 10, 2:30 PM: Legacy at Fairways, Victor, NY
- Saturday, March 17, time TBD: Episcopal Senior Life at River Edge, Rochester, NY
- Saturday, March 24, 3 PM: Legacy Parklands, Churchville, NY
- Sunday, March 25, 1:30 PM: The Highlands, Pittsford, NY
- Sunday, March 25 and Sunday, April 8, 4 PM: Scottsville Free Library, Scottsville, NY
- Wednesday, April 4, 6 PM: Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, NY
- Sunday, April 8, 2 PM: Cloverwood, Pittsford, NY
- Friday, April 13, 10:15 AM: Brighton Memorial Library
- Rush Public Library: TBD
Eastman to Go allows our chamber music students to forge relationships with schools and community venues across the Rochester area, and gives them opportunities to share their passion with a broader audience. It’s also an incredible opportunity for the public at large to hear free concerts brought right into their community, and to see our talented students at work.
Mark Kellogg, Eastman to Go program director and Associate Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music at Eastman speaks to the change in program, noting, “I’m so glad that we are building on the momentum created by Music for All in our new Eastman to Go program. Our goal is to help Eastman students perform at a high artistic level, while we help them to connect with audiences in our community in a deep, meaningful way.”
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division—about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 percent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Six alumni and three faculty members have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, as have numerous GRAMMY Awards. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 700 concerts to the Rochester community.