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Eastman School of Music

Founded in 1921 as the first professional school of the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music is one of the world’s major centers for the study of music and for the training of professional musicians and music teachers. Famous alumni include jazz greats Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter, award-winning composers Charles Strouse and Kevin Puts, and Metropolitan Opera soprano Renée Fleming. Eastman offers more than 700 concerts and other performances, many of them free, during the year, from chamber music to wind ensembles, from jazz to opera.

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September 26, 2018

Neil Varon, conductor
Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino; Bizet: Carmen Suites 1 and 2, with selected arias; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

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September 28, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker
Eastman’s performance faculty members are not only leading pedagogues, but also distinguished musical artists. During the fall semester, you can experience

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September 29, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker
Une soirée de mélodie Francaise. Songs by Caplet, Duparc, Fauré, Chausson, and Szulc. Debussy: Trois Ballades de Francois Villon; Fauré/Grainger: Aprés un

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September 29, 2018

Alan Chow and Elinor Freer, piano; Federico Agostini violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Dmitry Kouzov and Steven Doane, cello.
Faure: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15; Beethoven: 12 Variations on Ein

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September 30, 2018

ECMS is collaborating with The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, to produce a concert as part of the national "Concert Across America." This will be a special edition of our Eastman At Washington

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September 30, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker:
A European Travelogue.: Classical and jazz compositions from 10 European composers, including Tailleferre, Vladigerov, Dring, McPartland, and Tansman.

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until December 30, 2018

Enjoy a 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the Italian Baroque organ by students at the Eastman School of Music.

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October 1, 2018

Ossia takes its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative. This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the

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October 2, 2018

with Emlyn Johnson, flute; Tiffany Valvo, clarinet; Jacob Ertl, piano; Brant Blackard, percussion; Shannon Steigerwald, violin; Daniel Ketter, cello.
Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker:

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Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free organ concerts at Christ Church in downtown Rochester. Come out on your next lunch break!

Christ Church is home to two of Rochester’s

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October 3, 2018

Jazz fans can enjoy music year-round at Eastman, from the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble to ensembles ranging from intimate chamber groups to big bands. For decades, Eastman jazz has been

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October 5, 2018

Could there be a better way to kick off the Eastman Presents season than with the unique sound experience that is Pink Martini?! Join them for a kaleidoscopic musical journey that includes Latin,

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October 5, 2018

Enjoy great jazz music.

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October 6, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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October 6, 2018

Featuring music from 1978 Tour to SE Asia: Holst: Suite in E-flat;: Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy;:
J.S. Bach/Hunsberger: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor:

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October 6, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until December 23, 2018

Each Sunday evening, October through April, the Schola Cantorum, an ensemble of voices and historical instruments directed by Stephen Kennedy, performs the 30-minute sung liturgy by candlelight.

Organ

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Recurring weekly on Sunday

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1; Pucchini: Crisantemi;: Wolf: Italian Serenade; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

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October 7, 2018

A chamber ensemble of instrumental and vocal soloists from the Eastman School of Music. The performance is part of an ongoing series of Bach cantata concerts by Eastman students at the Lutheran Church

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October 8, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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October 9, 2018

Generously sponsored by Emily Oppenheimer Guest Artist Fund

Grammy-award winning singer, Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity on the opera stage and in the concert hall with repertoire ranging

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October 10, 2018

Focusing on the creation and innovation of new works by Eastman students, EARS features a dedicated concert series and a variety of projects, public lectures and events, international exchanges and

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October 10, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker

Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of

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October 11, 2018

Webern: Symphony, Op. 21; Rebecca Saunders: Into the Blue; Augusta Read Thomas: Selene Moon; Chariot Rituals (2015); Oliver Schneller: New Work
The ensemble consistently performs a diverse variety of

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October 12, 2018

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Joseph Schwantner: From a Dark Milennium; Kathryn Salfelder: Cathedrals; Bernard Rogers: Three Japanese Dances, other music selected from 9/23 and 10/6 concerts

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October 13, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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October 14, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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October 18, 2018

Eight concerts a year of music by composition students.

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October 19, 2018

Neil Varon, conductor; Maria Vasilevskaya, Mezzo Soprano

Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser; Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death; R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

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October 19, 2018

Acclaimed for his profound sense of poetry and distinctive style, Sandro Russo has been in demand as a soloist in many venues around the world. He unanimously receives accolades for his sparkling

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October 22, 2018

Neil Varon, Kens Lui and Merih Ozden, conductors

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden; Flute Concerto TBD; Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

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October 24, 2018

With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 EROI Festival celebrates these instruments by going beyond stoplists and stereotypes to explore the potentials of organ

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October 25, 2018

With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 EROI Festival celebrates these instruments by going beyond stoplists and stereotypes to explore the potentials of organ

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October 26, 2018

With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 EROI Festival celebrates these instruments by going beyond stoplists and stereotypes to explore the potentials of organ

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October 26, 2018

William Weinert, Rayvon Moore, Connor Doran, and Philip Silvey, conductors

Dickinson/Silvey: I Shall Keep Singing; Yousefzai/Szymko: Malala; Robinson, arr. McGuire: Harriet Tubman; Sondheim/Kallet:

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October 27, 2018

(Haley Schricker and Julia Churchill, violin; Ethan Durrell, viola; Jordan Gunn and Guy Johnston, cello; Chiao Wen Cheng, piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat major, Op. 74

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October 29, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker

Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of

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October 30, 2018

Saxology began in 1980 at the Eastman School of Music and performs works of major jazz composers and original compositions.

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November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Steven Daigle, artistic director | Timothy Long, musical director

(Pre-performance lecture 6:30 p.m., Ray Wright Room (Room 120), Eastman School Main Building)

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Recurring monthly on the 1st until December 1, 2018

On the third Thursday of each month, October through May, the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery present varied concert programs by faculty and guest artists featuring Eastman’s

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November 3, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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November 4, 2018

Steven Daigle, artistic director | Timothy Long, musical director

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November 5, 2018

Mark Davis Scatterday and Jamie Nix, conductors.

All-Bernstein Centenary Concert: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah; Overture to Candide; “Danzon” from

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November 6, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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November 7, 2018

Focusing on the creation and innovation of new works by Eastman students, EARS features a dedicated concert series and a variety of projects, public lectures and events, international exchanges and

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November 7, 2018

Mark Davis Scatterday, William Talley, and William Tiberio, conductors.

John Mackey: Frozen Cathedral; Persichetti: Symphony No. 6; Gustav Holst: Jupiter from The Planets

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November 8, 2018

A student-run organization devoted to performance chamber orchestra pieces by composition graduate composers.

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November 9, 2018

Jazz fans can enjoy music year-round at Eastman, from the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble to ensembles ranging from intimate chamber groups to big bands. For decades, Eastman jazz has been

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November 9, 2018

Neil Varon, Garrett Wellenstein, and Merih Ozden, conductors.
Sean Calhoun: Constellated Traces; Bartok: Concerto for Viola; Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat

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November 10, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker

Program to include selected Mozart Sonatas.

Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and

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November 11, 2018

Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3; Adams: Second Quartet; Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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November 11, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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November 11, 2018

Okawa Tan and Noemi Binag, conductors

A chamber ensemble of instrumental and vocal soloists from the Eastman School of Music. The performance is part of an ongoing series of Bach cantata concerts by

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November 12, 2018

From its inception, the Choir’s mission has been threefold: to provide an expanded ensemble experience for the horn students; to acquaint them (through transcriptions) of the breadth of quality

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November 13, 2018

Generously sponsored by Emily Oppenheimer Guest Artist Fund.

Renowned violinist, Avery Fisher Prize winner, and new music advocate Leila Josefowicz presents an evening full of ravishing compositions

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November 14, 2018

Neil Varon, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 6

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November 15, 2018

One of the world’s finest concert accordionists, Bosnian-born Merima Kljuco, and an acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins, Miroslav Tadic - two celebrated instrumentalists

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November 16, 2018

Brad Lubman, Edo Frenkel, conductors, Charles Wuorinen, guest conductor
Charles Wuorinen, Hanson Visiting Guest Composer and 80th birthday year
Charles Wuorinen: Arabia Felix; Wuorinen: New York Notes;

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November 17, 2018

William Weinert and Rayvon Moore, conductors
Brahms: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf; Pärt: ...which was the son of; Powell: In the Beginning; Weelkes: When David Heard; Gibbs: premiere TBD; Byrd:

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November 18, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of

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November 19, 2018

The Eastman Trombone Choir is highly regarded around the world as one of the best ensembles of its kind.

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November 20, 2018

An 18-member ensemble of undergraduate and graduate students who perform a variety of concerts throughout the year. The group’s repertoire ranges from original works for tuba ensemble to

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November 26, 2018

The Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) strives to promote the popularity of the saxophone through innovative programming and versatile performances, thereby providing an exciting and invigorating concert

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November 27, 2018

The Eastman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Burritt, is an integral part of the curriculum and presents 5 on-campus performances as well as several off-campus concerts each year.

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November 28, 2018

Eight concerts a year of music by composition students.

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November 29, 2018

Jazz fans can enjoy music year-round at Eastman, from the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble to ensembles ranging from intimate chamber groups to big bands. For decades, Eastman jazz has been

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November 30, 2018

Mark Davis Scatterday, William Talley, and Edo Frenkel, conductors. Berlioz: Grande Symphonie; Karel Husa: Al Fresco; Copland: El Salón México

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November 30, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of

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December 1, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker
Shostakovich: Quintet for Piano and Strings.

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December 2, 2018

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 2-. Mo. 6; Christopher Theofanidis: Conference of the Birds; Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From my Life”

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December 3, 2018

Neil Varon and student conductors
Roberto Sierra: Poema y Danza for Two Oboes and Strings. Other works to be determined.

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December 3, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of

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December 4, 2018

Jazz fans can enjoy music year-round at Eastman, from the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble to ensembles ranging from intimate chamber groups to big bands. For decades, Eastman jazz has been

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December 5, 2018

This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond.

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December 7, 2018

William Weinert, conductor
Haydn: The Seasons

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December 8, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 8, 2018

Generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition with additional works by Gubaidulina, John Fitz Rogers, and Kapustin.

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December 8, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 8, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 9, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 9, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 9, 2018

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. Student and faculty soloists and studio ensembles cover the gamut of

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December 9, 2018

Philip Silvey, Joseph Lerangis, and Esther Ting, conductors. Repertory Singers: Hensel: Hiob; Clara Schumann: Two partsongs. Women’s Chorus: “Bella musica d’Italia”: Gastoldi, ed. Leininger: Sonatemi

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December 10, 2018

A virtuoso ensemble for the performance of music composed before 1700.

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December 10, 2018

Jazz fans can enjoy music year-round at Eastman, from the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble to ensembles ranging from intimate chamber groups to big bands. For decades, Eastman jazz has been

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December 11, 2018

Generously sponsored by Emily Oppenheimer Guest Artist Fund

New York Polyphony is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today, giving vibrant, modern voice to repertoire ranging from

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December 12, 2018

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor; Tony Arnold, soprano.
David Liptak: Folgore’s Months: Four Songs for Soprano and Wind Ensemble (commission)
Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E-flat, K. 375; Gabrieli:

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December 14, 2018

Each year, about 200 students graduate from Eastman Community Music School. These students pursue myriad paths after graduation, some continuing their musical journeys. Alumni Recitals are a chance to

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December 15, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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December 16, 2018

These recitals are performances given by students of ECMS and includes students of all ages, and all instruments - you never know what you might hear next! Our showcase recitals present an opportunity

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