Eastman Philharmonia

Maestro Neil Varon to conduct Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with Eastman’s Premiere Orchestra

November 13, 2018

The Eastman Philharmonia in rehearsal By Sarah Forestieri On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Neil Varon, conductor, and The Eastman Philharmonia present Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall. Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is a fantastical work that is thought to draw on elements of his life. As a result, Mahler may have subtitled […]

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Double Treat: Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Eastman Philharmonia take on a Cosmopolitan Program led by Maestro Neil Varon

September 21, 2018

Neil Varon conducting the Eastman Philharmonia By Sarah Forestieri On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia will be presenting an eclectic program taking the audience on a journey to Italy, France, and Austria, all led by Maestro Neil Varon. No matter where your tastes lie, […]

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“The Ultimate Balancing Act”: Eastman to Feature Student Soloists on Upcoming Concert

December 7, 2016

By Erik Elmgren Tonight, Wednesday, December 7, the Eastman Philharmonia will present a concert consisting entirely of concertos performed by Eastman students. The first piece on the concert is the Morceau de Concert, Op. 151 for solo harp and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Elizabeth Ojeda. Next Chan Song (Christina) An will perform the […]

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“A memory for a lifetime”: More on “Letters from Georgia”

November 11, 2016

This is the second in a series of posts from students playing in the Philharmonia’s premiere performances of Kevin Puts’s Letters from Georgia on November 12 in Kodak Hall and on November 14 at Alice Tully Hall in New York. This post is by Martha Chan, who will play first flute in the concerts. By […]

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“A thoroughly enchanting piece of music”: Rehearsing Kevin Puts’ “Letters from Georgia”

November 11, 2016

The poster for the Alice Tully Hall performance on November 14, 2016. Tomorrow night the Eastman Philharmonia, under Neil Varon, gives the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Letters from Georgia in Kodak Hall, with soprano Renee Fleming as the soloist. The following Monday, all of them will travel to New York to repeat the concert […]

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Georgia’s on Their Minds: Kevin Puts and Renee Fleming introduce “Letters from Georgia”

November 9, 2016

Renee Fleming with the Eastman Philharmonia in 2011 This Saturday, November 12, marks the world premiere of Letters from Georgia, a new orchestral song cycle by Eastman alumnus Kevin Puts (BM ’94, DMA ’99), who won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his first opera, Silent Night. Based on passages from the letters of Georgia O’Keeffe, […]

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The Eastman School of Music Philharmonia and Soprano Renée Fleming Present the World Premiere of ‘Letters from Georgia’ by Pulitzer Prize Winner Kevin Puts

October 25, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, in Rochester, NY, and Monday, November 14, at Lincoln Center, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Philharmonia Orchestra will present the world premiere performances of Letters from Georgia – a new song cycle by Kevin Puts.  Puts, a Pulitzer Prize- winning alumnus of Eastman (BM ’94, DMA ’99), wrote […]

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Eastman School of Music Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

April 26, 2016

The Eastman School of Music announced the Eastman Philharmonia, conducted by Neil Varon,  will take the stage with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 14, 2016. The performance will include a new composition by Eastman alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Kevin Puts, written specifically for Ms. Fleming and the Eastman Philharmonia. […]

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Notes on Beethoven and Mahler: Philharmonia program notes

February 18, 2016

The manuscript title page of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. showing the composer’s violent correction of the dedication to Napoleon. Eastman students have been providing program notes for this semester’s concerts by Eastman orchestras: the Philharmonia, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and Graduate Chamber Orchestra. Here are the notes from the Friday, February 19 Philharmonia concert, featuring works […]

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Eastman Philharmonia proves that Beethoven and Mahler are alive and well

February 18, 2016

by Peter Folliard Eastman Philharmonia presents its second free concert of the semester this Friday night at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall. The program opens with Beethoven’s tragic Coriolan Overture conducted by second year DMA student Peter J. Folliard, and concludes with Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony. Contrasting quite perfectly, Maestro Varon programmed Mahler’s Rückert Lieder […]

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