We are excited to welcome a wide-ranging group of guest artists and lecturers to the Eastman campus this month! Keep reading for information about each event and visit esm.rochester.edu/events for further details. All events are free and open to the public.
Wycliffe Gordon, jazz trombone
Guest Masterclass: Saturday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. As a prolific recording artist and committed music educator, Gordon is known for his unmatched signature sound, plunger technique and unique vocals. He serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Augusta University in Augusta, GA and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Cliff Leaman and Joseph Lallo, saxophone
Guest Masterclass: Monday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m. | Kilbourn Hall
Guest Recital: Monday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. | Kilbourn Hall
Professor of saxophone and Associate Dean at the School of Music at the University of South Carolina, Clifford Leaman received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in performance from the University of Michigan. Leaman is in great demand as a soloist and clinician and has performed and taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Sweden, Australia, Columbia, Croatia, Thailand, Tiawan, and China.
Joseph Lallo is the Saxophone Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival. Passionate about performing new music, he has commissioned and premiered over 50 works for saxophone, and his 2021 recording for ABC Classic was featured in their ‘Best of Australian Classical Music’ playlist. He is a faculty member of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, and has performed and given masterclasses throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
William Chapman Nyaho, piano
ECMS Guest Recital: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
William Chapman Nyaho ’84E (MM) earned his degrees from St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin. Chapman Nyaho currently serves as Vice-President for DEI at Music Teachers National Association. As an active solo recitalist, a member of the Nyaho/Garcia Duo, a chamber musician and lecturer, his passion is advocating music by composers of African descent.
Dina Kuznetsova, soprano
Guest Lecture: Friday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
A native of Moscow, soprano Dina Kuznetsova is an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago where she went on to star in a number of productions. Kuznetsova has attracted the attention of the world’s major opera companies for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence. She has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses, from the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Staatsopern of Berlin, Wiener, and Munich to the San Francisco and Chicago Lyric Operas.
João Pedro Oliveira, composer — Howard Hanson Visiting Professor
EMuSE Concert: Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
Electroacoustic Music Studios @ Eastman (EMuSE) concerts will feature new compositions by prominent guest artists and students alongside historical works. Additionally, Eastman performers will have the opportunity to learn about music technology for concert production, potentially unlocking a world of new repertoire. They are joined by composer João Pedro Oliveira, who holds the Corwin Endowed Chair of Composition at University of California Santa Barbara and is this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music, and experimental video. Oliveira has received over 70 international prizes and awards for his work.
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
CD Launch and Recital: Sunday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. | Christ Church
Organist Renée Anne Louprette plays the music of Bach and others, celebrating the launch of her CD and the 15th Anniversary of the Craighead-Saunders organ at Christ Church.
George Stauffer, organ
“The Organist as Scholar” Guest Lecture: Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. | Schmitt Organ Recital Hall
The renowned Bach scholar George Stauffer presents “Bach the Organist, Revisited in the Twenty-First Century.” He will discuss his forthcoming Oxford UP book on Bach and turn to aspects of the organ works that can be viewed in a new light. Arrive early, as seating is limited.
Dr. Patricia Caicedo, musicologist — In residence from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2023
Guest Lecture: Thursday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. | Kilbourn Hall
Topic: Expanding in Concentric Circles: Being a Musician in the Digital Era
Musicology Symposium: Thursday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m. | Sibley Music Library, CR-404
Topic: Deconstructing the center and the peripheries: A proposal for a ‘4E’ performance practice of the Latin American art song
UR Medical Center DEI & Healthcare Equity Symposium: Friday, September 29 at 12:00 p.m. | Class of 1962 Auditorium
Topic: We Are What We Listen To, The Impact of Music on Individual And Social Health
Eastman Performing Arts Medicine Guest Lecture: Saturday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. | Ciminelli Formal Lounge
Patricia Caicedo is a soprano and musicologist whose scholarship and performances center on Latin American and Iberian art song. She has released eleven albums and published numerous scholarly editions of scores and books, including The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations, the definitive history on its subject. She is an avid performer of these works, having sung around the world in addition to founding and directing the Barcelona Festival of Song. Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Medical Doctor’s degree from the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina.
This residency is made possible by the intersection of many departments and divisions of the Eastman School of Music: the Musicology; Voice, Opera and Vocal Coaching; Humanities; and Music Teaching and Learning departments, along with the George Walker Center and Eastman Performing Arts Medicine divisions.
John Chowning, inventor & composer
EMuSE Composition Symposium: Thursday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
EMuSE Portrait Concert: Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. | Hatch Recital Hall
A visionary in the field of electronic music, John Chowning invented FM synthesis and set up one of the world’s most influential research centers.
The Portrait Concert will feature Chowning’s groundbreaking works Sabelithe (1971), Turenas (1972), Stria (1977), and Phonē (1981) in their original multi-channel format.
Andrew Sandwick, clarinet
Guest Masterclass: Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. | Kilbourn Hall
A native of Chicago, IL, clarinetist Andrew Sandwick was appointed the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s bass clarinetist in fall 2022, having been bass/utility clarinet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since September 2018. Prior to his appointment in Dallas, Andrew was 2nd/bass clarinet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra from 2015-2018. As an orchestral musician, Sandwick has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera.