EWE Welcomes US Marine Band Clarinetist

The Eastman Wind Ensemble invites another guest performer for its upcoming concert on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall: Patrick Morgan, the principal clarinetist of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. This time, the Eastman connection is traced to doctoral conducting assistant Andres Luke Camarillo. The concert marks Camarillo’s final…

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Mexican Director Octavio Cardenas Debuts with Eastman’s First-Ever Spanish-Language Opera, Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas”

“Why would Florencia open her arms?” asks director Octavio Cardenas in a recent rehearsal of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, the first Spanish language opera to be performed by the Eastman Opera Theatre. The opera will run Thursday through Sunday, March 30 to April 2, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. He instructs the…

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Alexander Laing to Succeed Lee Koonce as President & Artistic Director of Gateways Music Festival in January 2024

Alexander Laing (photo: Jared Platt) & Lee Koonce (photo: Olubode Brown) Today, in association with Eastman School of Music, Gateways Music Festival – a national organization dedicated to connecting and supporting professional classical musicians of African descent – announced succession plans for its new leadership. The changes are set to begin in July 2023, when…

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