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GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Lee Koonce, lkoonce@gatewaysmusicfestival.org, 917-406-0046   Gateways Music Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary October 30 through November 4. The anniversary celebration will continue in August 2019 with the full Festival, featuring performances by professional classical musicians of African descent from throughout the United States. An anniversary celebration highlight will be the five-day Community Residency Program,…

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Musicians unite to benefit Rochester’s Foodlink on October 28

Media only: Jessica Kaufman, (585) 274-1057, jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu Information: Mimi Hwang, Artistic Director: 585-615-0033; mhwang@esm.rochester.edu   “If Music Be the Food…,” the chamber music series benefitting Rochester’s Foodlink, will open its tenth season on Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of East Avenue and Westminster Road in Rochester.…

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Eastman School of Music Announces Donald and Polly Hunsberger Endowed Conducting Scholarship

Donald Hunsberger (BM54’E, MM59’E, DMA63’E), Conductor Emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and his wife, Marjorie (Polly) (‘58E, MM’60’E) have made a generous gift to establish the Donald and Polly Hunsberger Endowed Conducting Scholarship at the Eastman School of Music. This permanent fund will provide scholarships for graduate conducting majors, with a preference for students…

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Eastman’s Women’s Chorus: Celebrating Suffrage Through Song

The Eastman School of Music’s Women’s Chorus presents an evening of music focused on celebrating the Suffrage Movement and powerful women leaders throughout history, including repertoire celebrating the contributions of Harriet Tubman, Emily Dickinson, Malala Yousafzai, and others. The concert will be held Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Reformation,…

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Finding the Organ’s Voices: is Topic of 2018 EROI Festival

With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival will take place October 24–26 in Rochester, NY. The magnificent organs of the Rochester area will facilitate exploration beyond stoplists and stereotypes, celebrating the vast potentials of organ sounds—regardless of chronological, national, or historical styles of organ…