Featuring 10 Performances in Celebration of Eastman’s Centennial
The Eastman Faculty Artist Series announces 10 performances for the Spring 2022 semester, an opportunity for our world-renowned and internationally acclaimed faculty members to demonstrate their virtuosity and artistry in Eastman’s stunning concert venues.
“Always a beacon in the entirety of concerts presented at Eastman, the Faculty Artist Series features a variety of world-class musicians and we are so fortunate to showcase their talent,” says Julia Ng, Assistant Director of Concert Operations. “As venues now begin to return to presenting concerts, we’re also extremely excited to welcome back our patrons!”
This spring’s series includes several world premieres and commissions by world-renowned composers. They include:
- January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Eastman Virtuosi
- February 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Robert Morris, Professor of Composition with I-Hsiang Chao and Kevin Sun, piano and Daniel Brottman, conductor.
- February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Steven Doane, Professor of Cello and Barry Snyder, Professor Emeritus of Piano
- “Steven Doane and Friends” featuring colleagues Barry Snyder, Mikhail Kopelman, Rosemary Elliott and Masumi Rostad.
- Music of Janacek, Arensky and Dvorak
- Program includes Janacek’s “Pohadka” for Cello and Piano, Arnesky’s colorful Quartet for violin, viola, and 2 cellos and finishes with the Dvorak F minor Piano Trio
- February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Priscilla Yuen and Irina Lupines, piano.
- Music by Infante, Grieg, Barber, and more
- February 20 at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: : Russell Miller, Professor of Vocal Coaching and Repertoire and Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, Soprano
- Featuring William Knuth, violin
- Music by Mahler, Larsen, Silver, Sibelius, and more
- February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Yoojin Jang, Assistant Professor of Violin and Alexander Kobrin, Associate Professor of Piano
- Music by Brahms
- March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: : Masumi Per Rostad, Associate Professor of Viola
- With Alan Chow, piano; Yoojin Jang, violin; Margery Hwang, cello
- Music by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Suzuki, and Mendelssohn
- March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Mikhail Kopelman, Professor of Violin
- With Anna Gourfinkel, piano; Elizaveta Kopelman, piano; Steven Doane, cello
- Music by Dvorak, Weinberg, Bloch, and Brahms
- March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Rich Thompson, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media
- March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Eastman Virtuosi
- Featuring premieres by Cynthia Folio, Zoe Yucong Wang, and Jung Sun Kang. Performed by Eastman Faculty of Bonita Boyd, Nicholas Goluses, George Taylor, Richard Killmer and the Eastman Double-Reed Choir .
- Piano soli by Rachmaninov and movements from Petrushka for two pianos by Stravinsky, performed by Faculty Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov.
Tickets for Eastman’s Faculty Artist Series are $10 for the general public and free to current Season Subscribers. General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at each concert. Visit http://eastmantheatre.org for more information.
The three-semester-long Eastman Centennial celebration began in Fall 2021 and continues throughout 2022. Highlights include acclaimed guest artists performing alongside Eastman’s ensembles; national academic and music conferences; alumni events throughout the country; a documentary being produced in partnership with WXXI, “100 concerts to celebrate 100 years” and over 50 commissioned premieres.
For up-to-date information on the Eastman Centennial, including feature stories, future events, videos, testimonials, ways to engage, and more, please visit our Centennial website athttps://www.esm.rochester.edu/100.
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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.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Guggenheim fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community. Additionally, more than 1,700 members of the Rochester community, from young children through senior citizens, are enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School.
About the University of Rochester:
The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, one of only 62-member institutions in the Association of American Universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.