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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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January 18, 2019

William Weinert and Gregory Ristow, conductors. Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis; Walton: Cantico del sole; Frank Martin: “Gloria” from Mass for Double Chorus; Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun; Richard

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January 18, 2019

The young South Korean pianist’s mature musicianship and refined artistry secured him First Prize at the 17th Chopin International Piano Competition in 2015. Since then he has won a significant

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until April 28, 2019

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.

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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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Recurring weekly on Sunday until May 5, 2019

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

Sundays @ 1 pm and 3 pm in the Fountain Court / included in MAG admission

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January 26, 2019

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department kicks off a new season of Community Concerts — short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding

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January 28, 2019

Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part of Rochester's concert calendar.
The Faculty

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January 29, 2019

Guest speaker is Eastman alumnus Chuck Daellenbach, founding member and tuba player for the Canadian Brass.

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January 30, 2019

Bach/Hunsberger: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; Jeff Tyzik: New York Cityscape; Bernstein: Suite from Mass; Rayburn Wright: Salute to John Philip Sousa
With four decades under their belts and an

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January 31, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Sung in Italian. Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck with Libretto by Ranieri Calzabigi. Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director; Wilson Southerland, Assistant Music Director

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February 1, 2019

August Read Thomas: Brio; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1; Debussy: La Mer, Oliver Knussen's Flourish with Fireworks, Op.22

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February 1, 2019

Please join us Friday, February 1st at 7:30pm as Nathan Laube explores the symphonic sounds of the Skinner organ for the second concert of the 2018-2019 Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series

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February 3, 2019

Sung in Italian. Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck with Libretto by Ranieri Calzabigi. Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director; Wilson Southerland, Assistant Music Director

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February 4, 2019

Joseph Schwantner: Recoil; Omar Thomas: Of Our New Day Begun; Walter Mays: Dreamcatcher

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February 4, 2019

Tendril and Spray. Clutch and Cling, Music of Robert Morris. Renée Jolles, violin; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; sinfonietta ensemble conducted by Edo Frankel. The Faculty Artist Series is generously

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February 5, 2019

Featuring premieres of new works by Michael Burritt, Matthew Curlee, John Psathas, and Adam Silverman. The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.

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February 6, 2019

Poulenc: Orchestral Suite from Les Animaux modèles; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3; Franck: Symphony in D Minor

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February 10, 2019

BWV 97, In allen meinen Taten; BWV 171, Gott, wie dein Name; BWV 137, Lobe den Herren
A unique set of choral programs. This series, produced by Eastman’s Director of Choral Activities William Weinert,

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February 10, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is a recipient of a Grammy Award and the French government’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. For her Kilbourn Hall recital, she augments and illuminates Schumann’s moving

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February 12, 2019

Vitali: Chaconne; Paganini: Cantabile; Brahms: Scherzo from Sonata F.A.E.; Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4; Debussy: Clair de Lune; Ravel: Tzigane; Tchaikovsky: Meditation Op. 42, No. 1; Shostakovich:

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February 13, 2019

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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February 15, 2019

Eastman students in all voice ranges compete for prizes sponsored by the Friends of Eastman Opera.

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February 17, 2019

19 choirs in a 90-minute program. Presented by Greater Rochester Choral Consortium. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Priidite, poklonimsya and Bogoroditse Devo from All-Night Vigil

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February 18, 2019

Villa-Lobos/Talley: Bachianas Brasilieras No. 7; Revueltas: Sensemayá; Bach/Hunsberger: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, St. Anne; Piazzolla: Oblivion; Roberto Sierra: Octeto

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February 19, 2019

The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble, consisting of both undergraduate and grad. students.

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February 20, 2019

Stephen Gryc: Masquerade Variations on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev; Mark Camphouse: Elegy; Zdenek Lukàs: Musica Boema

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February 21, 2019

Premieres of new pieces by Eastman composition students

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February 21, 2019

Since winning First Prize in the 1987 Busoni International Piano Competition, Lilya Zilberstein has established herself as one of the finest pianists in the world. She has recorded with the Berlin

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February 22, 2019

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department kicks off a new season of Community Concerts — short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding

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February 22, 2019

Suk: “The Love of Raduz and Mahulena” from Pohádka; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Symphony No. 2

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February 24, 2019

Eastman Repertory Singers. Joe Taff and Noemi Binag, conductors
Marianna von Martines: Dixit Dominus; Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; Brahms: Der Abend; Mendelssohn: Die Nachtigall; Elgar:

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February 25, 2019

Beethoven and Chopin Sonatas and “Mariel” by Golijov for cello and marimba, with Michael Burritt, percussion. The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.

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February 25, 2019

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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February 27, 2019

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was established to showcase the finest contemporary music from around the world written for jazz ensemble. Performing repertoire primarily from the last 20 years, the New

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February 27, 2019

Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1; Respighi: Pines of Rome

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February 28, 2019

The 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. The chamber

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March 1, 2019

A highly anticipated return to Eastman, Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year” Beatrice Rana is making waves on the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from

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March 2, 2019

Join Eastman’s faculty artists for two delightfully informal weekend performances. Poulenc: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon; Hugo Souza, oboe, Jake Fowler, bassoon; Gloria Engle, piano; Joachim Raff:

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March 3, 2019

Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis; Walton: Cantico del sole; Barber: Reincarnations; John Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light; Andrew Rindfleisch: Careless Carols; Frank Martin: Mass for Double Chorus

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March 4, 2019

Lewis: The Will to Adorn; Anthem; other works TBD
The Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble has been under the direction of Brad Lubman since 1997. Former students from Musica Nova have gone on to become

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March 5, 2019

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership, and versatility. As well

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March 6, 2019

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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March 7, 2019

Collegium Musicum is a virtuoso ensemble for the performance of music composed before 1700.

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March 7, 2019

The Dr. James E. Clark Chamber Music Residency provides Eastman students intense, up-close exposure to the playing and teaching of world-renowned ensembles. Now in its sixteenth year, the Jupiter

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March 8, 2019

The Dr. James E. Clark Chamber Music Residency provides Eastman students intense, up-close exposure to the playing and teaching of world-renowned ensembles. Now in its sixteenth year, the Jupiter

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March 8, 2019

A tuneful and colorful celebration of groundbreaking Academy Award-winning cartoons produced at the Walt Disney Studios between 1929 and 1939! Nearly 90 years after their debut, Walt Disney’s Silly

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March 18, 2019

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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March 20, 2019

With a dedication toward finding new and interesting ways for the saxophone section to play together, Saxology® has grown into an ensemble with its own unique identity and repertoire.

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March 22, 2019

Frédéric Macarez, timpani; Viet Cuong: Sound and Smoke; Gunther Schuller: Blue Dawn into White Heat; Frederic Macarez: Concerto for Timpani

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March 23, 2019

Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche; Debussy: Petite Suite; Ravel: La Valse; Copland: El Salón México; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Fantasy; Bernstein: America, from West Side Story
The Faculty Artist Series is

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March 24, 2019

Since its formation in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Elias String Quartet has established itself as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The quartet has

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March 25, 2019

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concertino for Harp; Haydn: Symphony No. 100, “Military”

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March 26, 2019

The 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. The chamber

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March 27, 2019

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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March 28, 2019

Eastman’s Chamber Jazz Ensemble explores imaginative and rare repertoire by some of jazz’s great composers and arrangers.

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March 28, 2019

Presented by Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS), this informal festival brings together image and sound constellations, confluences, and collisions in forms previously unknown.

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March 29, 2019

Presented by Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS), this informal festival brings together image and sound constellations, confluences, and collisions in forms previously unknown.

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March 29, 2019

A genre-bending, collaborative, evening-length original “creative collision”!

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March 30, 2019

A genre-bending, collaborative, evening-length original “creative collision”!

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March 31, 2019

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department kicks off a new season of Community Concerts — short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding

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April 1, 2019

Stephen Goss: Concerto of Colours; Sweelinck/Ricker: Variations on Mein Junges Leben hat ein End; Gabrieli/Scatterday: Aria della Battaglia

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April 2, 2019

One of Eastman’s signature ensembles performs original works and arrangements from all musical periods for massed trombones.

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April 3, 2019

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

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April 4, 2019

Premieres of new pieces by Eastman composition students

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April 4, 2019 - April 6, 2019

From Seduction to Damnation. Sung in Italian. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Steven Daigle, artistic director | Timothy Long, musical director

(Pre-performance lecture

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April 5, 2019

The Eastman Jazz Ensemble has been recognized as one of the world’s premier collegiate jazz performing organizations for three decades. The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was established to showcase the

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April 6, 2019

Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds; David Temperley: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Other works to be announced
The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.

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April 7, 2019

Noted American composer Diego Vega will coach Eastman students in his chamber music, and offer a master class for Eastman composition students.

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April 7, 2019

From Seduction to Damnation. Sung in Italian. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Steven Daigle, artistic director | Timothy Long, musical director

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April 7, 2019

Smetana: From the Homeland; Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello; Shostakovich: Piano Trio, Op. 67. The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.

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April 8, 2019

Georges Aperghis: Intermezzi; Stefan Prins: Fremdkopfer #3; Alexander Schubert: TBD
The Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble has been under the direction of Brad Lubman since 1997. Former students from Musica

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April 9, 2019

Mixing classical and jazz idioms with the magic of the Hungarian-gypsy vitality, violinist Roby Lakatos is a global phenomenon whose mastery and musicianship have earned him the title ‘The Devil’s

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April 9, 2019

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band is presented by the City of Rochester and Eastman School of Music.

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April 10, 2019

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

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April 11, 2019

EARS is a platform for research, experimentation, and creation of new works and sound art at the intersection of musical expression and sound technology.

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April 11, 2019

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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April 12, 2019

The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble, consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students. The ensemble performs a full range of big band repertoire. The band also performs

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April 12, 2019

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Symphony No. 2
Superstar violinist Joshua Bell will captivate audiences with his performance of Max Bruch’s beloved Violin

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April 12, 2019

Arvid Gast, Director of the Church Music Institute at the Musikhochschule in Lubeck, and Titular Organist of the historic Stellwagen organ in St. Jakobi, Lubeck

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April 13, 2019

The Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest recognizing talented young performers, ages 19 to 32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of

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April 13, 2019

The Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest recognizing talented young performers, ages 19 to 32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of

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April 13, 2019

Eastman Cello Choir. Works to include Hymnus for twelve cellos by Julius Klengel (1859-1933); Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor Op. 32. Elinor Freer, piano; Shannon Nance, violin; Mimi Hwang,

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April 14, 2019

Eastman Repertory Singers. Okawa Tan and Esther Ting, conductors. Bruckner: Requiem
Women’s Chorus. Philip Silvey, conductor. Baldassare Galuppi/Larson: Dixit Dominus; Dale Trumbore: Because I am

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April 14, 2019

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. As

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April 16, 2019

Beethoven: 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Lieber fühlen’ (In Men, who feel Love); Benjamin Britten: Sonata in C, Op. 65; Schumann: Andante und Variationen Op. 46 for two pianos, two cellos and

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April 17, 2019

Copland: An Outdoor Overture; Turina: Five Miniatures; Barber: Commando March; Robert Jager: Sinfonia Nobilissimo; John Philip Sousa, The Pathfinder of Panama

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April 18, 2019

Eastman horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba students explore the vast brass chamber music repertoire.

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April 20, 2019

The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a 13-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians, brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González - the musical arranger for the original Buena Vista Social

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April 28, 2019

The Eastman School of Music Organ Department kicks off a new season of Community Concerts — short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding

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April 28, 2019

The Links, Incorporated, is an international organization linking African American women committed to educational, cultural, and civic activities on issues of human rights and justice. The Rochester

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April 29, 2019

Eastman faculty members and students join the community to perform colorful Balinese music and dance.

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April 30, 2019

Collegium Musicum is a virtuoso ensemble for the performance of music composed before 1700.

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May 1, 2019

Jolivet: Concertino for Trumpet; Other works TBD

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May 1, 2019

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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May 3, 2019

Bernstein: Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Liszt: Missa Solemnis

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May 3, 2019

An infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations: chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman.

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May 18, 2019

Named after a longtime Eastman professor of German, this voice competition recognizes outstanding Eastman student singers and accompanists in the German Lieder repertoire.

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Recurring every January 1st

This concert will feature the compositions of students, Andrew Karbovski, Benjamin Magruder, Jacob Denny, and Seth Wright performed entirely live to picture by Eastman Conducting Orchestra and Empire

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