Contemporary Music Champion Irvine Arditti is Guest Artist for Musica Nova Concert

Violinist Irvine Arditti, lauded for his charismatic artistry and for his championship of new music, will join the Eastman School of Music’s Musica Nova for the ensemble’s concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Kilbourn Hall. Arditti will perform on Brian Ferneyhough’s Terrain in a program that includes Hans Abrahamsen’s Winternacht and Helmut Lachenmann’s…

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Recital in New York City to Benefit Eastman School of Music’s Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund

A benefit recital for Eastman School of Music’s Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund will feature the school’s alumni and current students and a guest artist, who will join the retired director of the University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Center in a New York City performance that also marks the active octogenarian’s birthday. George Abraham, whose…

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A vintage photo of three Suffragettes around a voting box.

Eastman Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State with Special Concert and Composer’s Residency

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on “Women’s Voices,” a special concert featuring the premieres of composers Lori Laitman’s and Jennifer Mitchell’s new works, commissioned especially for the occasion. The…

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A poster Liszt and Virtuosity – An International Symposium featuring a drawing of Liszt with text.

Conference Explores the Genius of Franz Liszt

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star.”  Composer, arranger, transcriber, promoter, author, pianist who drove female audience members into a frenzy—“Lisztomania,” it was called by German poet Heinrich Heine—the artist revolutionized performance with his virtuosity. Generally considered the greatest pianist who ever lived, Liszt is the subject of a three-day event at…

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