The Eastman Faculty Artist Series announces 12 performances for the Fall 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 Michael Stefiuk, Director of Concert Operations. “As venues now begin to return to presenting concerts, we’re also extremely excited to welcome back our patrons!”
This fall’s series includes several world premieres and commissions by world-renowned composers. They include:
- September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Alexander Kobrin, Associate Professor of Piano
- September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Eastman Virtuosi
- String Trio Op. 9, No 1 in G Major by Beethoven with Professors Jolles, Rostad, and Doane as well as the Schumann Piano Quintet with Elinor Freer and the Ying Quartet
- September 25 at 3 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Oleh Krysa, Professor of Violin
- September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: JCM Faculty (Jazz & Contemporary Media)
- October 23 at 3 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Tony Caramia, Professor of Piano
- An American Journey—explores the connection between title and musical content: each of the pieces to be performed has the word “American” in the title and will offer a diverse collection of composers. The program will also feature three Eastman premieres: An American Story (2007) by Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, American Atmospheres (2005) by Jonathan Pieslak, and Afro-American Suite (1969) by Undine Smith Moore.
- October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Charles Pillow, Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone
- November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Clay Jenkins, Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media
- November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Mark Kellogg, Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music
- November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Robin Scott, Associate Professor of Violin
- November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Yoojin Jang
- November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Oleh Krysa and Friends
- December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall: Oleh Krysa, violin
The Faculty Artist Series is supported by Patricia Ward Baker.
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.
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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.
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, and more. 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 at https://www.esm.rochester.edu/100.