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EASTMAN WORLD MUSIC SERIES FEATURES AMERICAN FOLK LEGEND DOC WATSON

ROCHESTER, NY – Legendary American folk guitarist Doc Watson, a five time Grammy winner and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, will perform in concert as part of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series at 8 p.m., Thursday, February 24, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). Though it wasn’t until age 30 […]

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FEB. 16 WILL BE EASTMAN'S FIRST 'WILDER WEDNESDAY'

ROCHESTER, NY – The music of Alec Wilder will fill Kilbourn Hall when the woodwind, brass and percussion department of the Eastman School of Music pays tribute to the late composer on the date of his birth. The "Wilder Wednesday" celebration at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 will feature Eastman faculty as well as members of […]

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EASTMAN COMPOSER WINS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Augusta Read Thomas, a member of the composition faculty at the Eastman School of Music, is winner of a sponsorship prize from the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. The award will be presented at a ceremony June 20 in Munich, Germany. The sponsorship of 50,000 German marks (approximately $27,000—$30,000) is not meant to commission a specific […]

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EASTMAN'S MUSICA NOVA PREMIERES TWO FACULTY COMPOSITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY CONCERT AT COOPER UNION FEB. 25

Living up to its reputation as a "new music" ensemble, Eastman’s Musica Nova will present the premieres of two 21st-century works in its debut concert at Cooper Union in New York City Feb. 25. The group will perform the same program in a free, open dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Kilbourn […]

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OLEH KRYSA CONCERT CANCELLED

The Faculty Artist Concert featuring Oleh Krysa, professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music, has been cancelled. The program, scheduled for Sunday, March 26 with pianist Tatiana Tchekina, will not be rescheduled this season. Please adjust concert calendars accordingly. ###

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EASTMAN—RCSD PARTNERSHIP NAMED IN HONOR OF WILLIAM WARFIELD

ROCHESTER, NY — The partnership between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester City School District formed to enhance music education now carries the name of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated vocal artists. The William Warfield Partnership encompasses all of the programs begun since Eastman and RCSD joined forces in 1996 to […]

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HURRICANE ARRIVAL IS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION AT EASTMAN

ROCHESTER, NY – A hurricane has descended on the Eastman School of Music, filling a caffeine-and-calorie void that’s existed for some years. Hurricane Down Under, which sells coffees, pastries, sandwiches, calzones and a variety of other snacks and sweets, is the newest addition to the gathering place known as Fingal’s Internet Café. The food shop […]

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Area musicians invited to "JAM WITH THE NEW JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2000"

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music’s New Jazz Ensemble will present “Jammin’ with the New Jazz Ensemble 2000” on Thursday, February 10, throughout the halls of the School at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester. For this event, musicians of all ages and ability levels are invited to attend free interactive master classes and demonstrations […]

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BALTIMORE SYMPHONY'S NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR TO CONDUCT AT EASTMAN

ROCHESTER, NY — Just days after his first concerts as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, internationally renowned conductor Yuri Temirkanov comes to the Eastman School of Music for a guest appearance with the Eastman Philharmonia. Temirkanov will conduct Eastman’s premier student orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Eastman Theatre, 60 […]

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STORYTELLER JAY STETZER FEATURED IN NEXT "MUSICAL ELEVENSES"

ROCHESTER, NY — Professional storyteller Jay Stetzer will help bring to life the childhood of several prominent composers — Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and others — in the next “Musical Elevenses” concert, to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 29, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The concert, […]

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