Looking ahead to Eastman School of Music’s October and November Eastman Presents concerts, we are pleased to present a wide range of events featuring internationally accomplished guest artists. These concerts will be held in Eastman’s magnificent concert venues: Kodak Hall, Kilbourn Hall, and Hatch Recital Hall.
Mike Stefiuk, Director of Concert Operations, shares, “Few things compare to the experience of attending a live-music performance and we’re excited to welcome audiences back to concerts in Eastman’s beautiful and historic venues. I look forward to seeing new and familiar faces again at concerts throughout the entire 22-23 season.”
Tickets to all concerts are available at www.EastmanTheatre.org or by calling 585-274-3000. Patrons are encouraged to purchase as soon as available to secure the best seats for the most sought-after concerts and receive the highest level of savings.
George Li: Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
A silver medalist at the 2015 International Tchaikovskv Competition, George Li has established a major international reputation with performances on the world’s most prestigious stages. In his return to Eastman, as a featured artist in our Piano Series, Li showcases works of Schumann, Ravel, and the keyboard pyrotechnics of Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
Sponsored in part by Vincent and Christina Lenti.
Qwanqwa: Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Qwanqwa is a supergroup of musicians from some of the ensembles of Addis Ababa (the capital city of Ethiopia). Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, Qwanqwa shines an experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solos (electric lyre), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, and powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, Qwanqwa keeps the people wrapped in celebratory attention. This concert is part of our Barbara B. Smith World Music Series.
Anne Sofie Von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout: Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Join internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, and one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, Kristian Bezuidenhout ‘01E, ‘04E (MM) for an enchanting evening of Lieder and piano pieces. “Von Otter has honed the art of singing to such a point that she is purely expressive, no matter what she’s singing,” raves the Washington Post.
Ying Quartet: Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the ensemble will perform three Eastman-Ranlet Series concerts during the season, this being the first, with subsequent performances on Sunday, January 29 and Sunday, March 26, both at 3:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
Marc-André Hamelin: Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (New York Times), pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. He regularly performs around the globe with the leading orchestras and conductors of our time and gives recitals at major concert venues and festivals worldwide. The program includes a range of French compositions, including works by Dukas, Fauré, and an original composition by Hamelin.
For additional October and November Faculty Artist Series events and details, please refer to the press release and www.EastmanTheatre.org.
Our full digital and interactive 2022-23 season brochure can be found online.
Lauren Sageer, Assistant Director of Public Relations & Digital Content, 585-451-8492, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.