New Book by Eastman School Professor Explores Images of World Cultures in Western Music

As Europeans explored distant lands and settled new continents from the 1500s to around 1800, their impressions of foreign cultures were reflected in the performing arts, notably those involving music. Depictions of Middle Eastern harem women, Incan priests, fortune-telling Gypsies (Roma), and other inhabitants of exotic locales often reveal a mixture of attraction to the…

Top Young Pianists From Around the Globe Will Compete at Eastman School of Music

PLEASE NOTE: Two of the competitors were unable to attend. The release below has been updated to reflect the changes. Twenty-two of the world’s top teen-aged pianists will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition next month. The week-long event of adjudicated performances, master classes, and recitals by award-winning guest artists—all…

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Hong Kong Musicians Perform Traditional Chinese Music, Western Classical Works at Eastman School of Music

Four award-winning music ensembles from a historic Hong Kong school will give a free public performance in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre as part of the groups’ upcoming tour.  The Ying Wa College North America Tour Concert features the school’s concert band, string orchestra, boys’ treble and male voice chamber choirs, and Chinese orchestra, which…