How Bright the Sunlight: Eastman Philharmonia Performs World Premiere by Anthony Davis and Joy Harjo as a Gift to the Haudenosaunee People

On December 5, 2022, the Eastman School of Music will present the world premiere of 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis’ How Bright the Sunlight, a work for symphony orchestra and narrator, with a libretto curated by the first Native American US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. The narration is based on both the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving…

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Neil Varon conducts Eastman Philharmonia

Exciting Programs from the Eastman Philharmonia & Eastman School Symphony Orchestra for the Remainder of Fall 2022 Semester

Two of Eastman’s most prestigious orchestras, the Eastman Philharmonia and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra (ESSO), under the baton of celebrated conductor Neil Varon, present a beautiful series of concerts this fall/winter. With repertoire that ranges from Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Beethoven to the premiere of a very special piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis,…

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Wellness at Eastman: Alexander Technique and the Performing Artist

Wellness at Eastman is a monthly seminar series from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) featuring artists and clinicians speaking to physical and mental wellness for performing artists, inspired by the Healthy Conservatoires movement in Europe.  The next Wellness at Eastman seminar will be on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 6 p.m.: Alexander Technique and the Performing Artist, presented…

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Eastman Opera Theatre presents - Lear On The 2nd Floor

Eastman Opera Theatre presents “Lear on the 2nd Floor” by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Anthony Davis: A Shakespeare-inspired opera about one woman’s struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Kicking off our Eastman Opera Theatre (EOT) season on November 3-6, is Lear on the 2nd Floor (2013) – an opera inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis and libretto by Allan Havis. Directed by Steven Daigle and conducted by Timothy Long, the opera will take place in Kilbourn…

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