Guests Artists at Eastman: March 2024

The Eastman School of Music welcomes a wide-ranging group of guest artists and lecturers to the Eastman campus in March! Keep reading for information about each event and visit esm.rochester.edu/events for further details.   Zachary Sweet ’06E, cello ECMS Guest Masterclass: Sunday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. | Eastman Annex – OSL 10 Zachary Sweet…

Introducing Lady Blackbird

The jazz and soul singer and songwriter Lady Blackbird debuts in the Kilbourn Series at the Eastman School of Music this Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 PM in Kilbourn Hall. The singer’s moniker came while recording Nina Simone’s 1966 song “Blackbird,” a song that captured the struggles of the Civil Rights movement with lyrics like…

Eastman Community Music School Creates ENCORE Chorus For Adults Living with Dementia and Caregivers

The Eastman Community Music School (ECMS), together with support from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), announce the launch of ENCORE, a large intergenerational chorus to benefit both people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia in the early-to-mid stages and their caregivers. ENCORE aims to…

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Varieties of Christianity

A Surprising Study of Early Christians’ Belief and Practice By Reginald Bowens, Marketing Assistant for Summer@Eastman Pictured: Good Shepherd Mosaics. Mausoleum of Galla Pacidia, Ravenna (ca. 425 AD)   Greetings, Friends! I had the wonderful privilege to speak with instructor Eric Scherbenske about his upcoming Summer@Eastman course! Here’s what he had to say: What do…

Ying Quartet stand with instruments in Eastman Theatre lobby

A Trio of Love Letters from the Ying Quartet

The Ying Quartet’s next concert in the Eastman Ranlet Series will take place on Sunday, February 18, a few days after Valentine’s Day. But according to the ensemble’s cellist, David Ying, “there’s a clear Valentine’s Day theme although we’ll be a few days late!” The concert program consists of two contemporary American works and a…

University of Rochester Interdisciplinary Event at Memorial Art Gallery on March 7, 2024

On March 7, 2024, the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) will host a program reflecting the themes of its new installation of Renaissance stained glass. The program, titled “Diaphany: Reflections in/on Glass,” features the Chicago-based early music collective Schola Antiqua, alongside Eastman School of Music’s student-run contemporary music ensemble OSSIA and Naomi Gregory…