Eastman Grant Programs Help Students, Alumni Realize Their Dreams

Media Contact: Jim Doser, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu, (585) 274-1470   Providing support for innovative musical projects, opportunities for professional development, and entrepreneurial ideas has taken a leap forward at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. Two new grant programs join two existing programs to expand career enhancing opportunities for Eastman’s students and alumni. The Institute…

2017-2018 Eastman Presents Season Lineup Announced

The Eastman School of Music has announced the lineup for the fourth annual Eastman Presents Concert Series. The 2017-2018 season features seven internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, who will bring their unique performances to Rochester. “The Eastman Presents Series saw more than 10,000 attendees last year,” said Keith C. Elder, Artistic Director of Concerts at the…

Eastman Opera Theatre Announces New Season

A 17th-century work that helped set the blueprint for future operas, a late 20th-century dance opera, a 21st-century musical that brought classical music elements back to Broadway – three distinct works headline Eastman Opera Theatre’s 2017-2018 season. The Eastman School of Music’s opera program has been praised for its thoughtfully directed, professional-level, and risk-taking productions…

Unlocking the Secrets of Blue Notes

What makes a great singer in the tradition of jazz, rock, or blues? It is not only vocal quality and emotional expression, but the actual notes sung—and not just the usual notes on the piano keyboard. In the words of soul singer Marvin Gaye: “There’s got to be other notes some place, in some dimension,…

Organ Recital Illustrates ‘The Power of Musick’

Organist Annette Richards will present works by both well-known and lesser-known 17th century composers, whose keyboard masterpieces explored music’s power to invent and imagine, as part of the Eastman School of Music’s “Third Thursday Concerts” on the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery. “The Power of Musick,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20,…