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EASTMAN SCHOOL’S RECORDING FACILITIES UNDERGO MAJOR OVERHAUL

ROCHESTER, NY — With legendary producer Teo Macero at the console, the Eastman School of Music inaugurated its newly renovated main control room this spring with an ambitious recording of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. The renovation included installation of a Euphonix CS-2000 console, Genelec monitors and outboard processors by T.C. Electronics, Millennia Media, Lexicon, and […]

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EASTMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE WINS COVETED 'DOWN BEAT' STUDENT MUSIC AWARD

ROCHESTER, NY – For the third time in five years, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble – the premier jazz band of the Eastman School of Music – has been selected as one of the top large jazz ensembles in the country by Down Beat magazine, one of the country’s most respected jazz publications. In the June […]

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OPERA TAKES FLIGHT:

ROCHESTER, NY – Air travelers to and from the Greater Rochester International Airport are in for a rare musical treat at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 20: That’s when approximately 20 talented students from the Eastman School of Music’s Community Education Division (CED) will celebrate in song the centenary of composer Kurt Weill – as well […]

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EASTMAN MUSICOLOGIST HONORED FOR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO RENAISSANCE STUDIES

ROCHESTER, NY – Patrick Macey, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music, recently was awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America for his book Bonfire Songs: Savonarola’s Musical Legacy. Macey’s book, published in 1998 by Oxford University Press, explores music in Florence in the 1490s during […]

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MUSICA NOVA TAKES MINIMALISM TO THE MAX IN SEASON FINALE

ROCHESTER, NY – Musica Nova, the Eastman School of Music’s new music ensemble, will present its final concert of the season at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The free concert features challenging works by Ligeti, Glass, and Reich – three prolific living composers, all of whom are innovators in […]

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13-YEAR-OLD JAZZ PRODIGY FEATURED IN SECOND ANNUAL MARIAN MCPARTLAND/EASTMAN JAZZ SERIES

ROCHESTER, NY – It’s no James Bond movie, but it easily could be called "From Russia, with love": A remarkable 13-year-old pianist, originally from Russia, with a love of American jazz is the rising star chosen to be showcased in concert by legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland and the Eastman School of Music. The concert […]

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HARMONICA LEGEND TOOTS THIELMANS JOINS JAZZ GROUPS FOR CONCERT

ROCHESTER, NY – Internationally known jazz artist Toots Thielemans — described by Quincy Jones as "one of the greatest musicians of our time" — comes to the Eastman School of Music for a concert April 22. Thielemans will perform with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Fred Sturm and the New Jazz Ensemble conducted […]

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GAMELAN ENSEMBLE PREMIERES TWO NEW WORKS

ROCHESTER, NY – The intriguing music of an ancient Balinese gamelan will be performed in this season’s final concert of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series. The concert, featuring Eastman’s own gamelan ensemble "Lila Muni" ("Beautiful Sound"), will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). It is […]

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EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS MOZART'S COSI FAN TUTTI

ROCHESTER, NY – The Eastman Opera Theatre will bring Mozart’s final comic opera, the entertaining Cosí fan tutte, to the Eastman Theatre stage this spring. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Best described as a morality play disguised as a bedroom farce, Cosí fan […]

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EASTMAN'S NEW WOMEN'S CHORALE JOINS COMMUNITY SINGERS IN BENEFIT CONCERT

ROCHESTER, NY – Women take center stage this month in a community concert celebrating both Music in Our Schools Month and Women’s History Month. The newly formed Women’s Chorale at the Eastman School of Music has invited four local middle school and high school women’s choirs to join them for a benefit concert to take […]

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