The Eastman School of Music is excited to announce The Morning Chamber Music series for 2022-2023. All three concerts will take place in Hatch Recital Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. These concerts will feature alumni guests: the guitar trio Ghidorah; cellist Jeffrey Ziegler; and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather. Each guest will perform alongside current Eastman faculty and students in varied programs highlighting the rich diversity of the school.
- Professor of Guitar Nicholas Goluses will be joined by Trio Ghidorah, made up of alumni guitarists Ken Luk ’11E, ’13 (MA), ’13E (MM), ’18E (DMA), Bernardo Marcondes ’19E (DMA), and Erik Gibelyou ‘19E (DMA): October 1, 2022. The performance will reflect a wide range of styles, with music from Mozart to Glass and Stravinsky to Piazzola.
- Jeffrey Ziegler ‘95E: February 4, 2023; performing selections from his latest solo album, Zodiac.
- Malcolm J. Merriweather ‘10E (MM): March 18, 2023; the program will include Dover Beach by Samuel Barber. Malcolm will also perform music by Margaret Bonds and Florence Price.
“Following on from the success of the Morning Chamber Music Series last year I have decided to focus again on inviting distinguished alumni to join the nationally and internationally recognized chamber musicians on our current string faculty,” says Rosemary Elliott, director of this series. “Many of our students go on to have successful careers combining chamber music, teaching, and performances in larger ensembles. Having alumni join us for this collaborative experience provides great inspiration for our current students.”
The guests will establish a mini residency at Eastman during the week of their performances. They will engage with students through their shared performances and will also give classes and presentations to the student body as a whole.
This series is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Shreedevi K. Pandya.
For more information on Trio Ghidorah visit: https://www.trioghidorah.com/bio
For more information on Jeffrey Ziegler visit: http://www.jzcello.com/
For more information on Malcolm J. Meriweather visit: http://malcolmjmerriweather.com/
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.
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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.