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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 24, 2020

With Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Michael Wayne, clarinet.
Music of Schumann, Enescu, and Reger
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall

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January 25, 2020

With Nicholas Goluses, guitar; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Andrew Harley, piano
Music of Bill Dobbins and more
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until April 26, 2020

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

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January 26, 2020

Steven Daigle, artistic director | Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director | Timothy Long, musical director

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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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January 26, 2020

With Douglas O’Connor, saxophone Music of Robert Morris
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until June 7, 2020

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

Going

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January 27, 2020

Eastman Wind Orchestra.
William Schuman: George Washington Bridge; Frank Ticheli: Rest; Kristin Kuster: Interior

Eastman Wind Ensemble
Chris Van-Hof, trombone. David Biedenbender: Their Eyes are

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January 28, 2020

Music of Scarlatti, Ravel, Sammy Fain, Butterworth, and others
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an

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January 29, 2020

With Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano, Erik Behr, oboe, Michael Wayne, clarinet, and others.
Music of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Poulenc
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber

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January 29, 2020

Hailing from Linbgi in the Anhui Province of central-eastern China, The Zhou Family Band takes pride in being the loudest orchestra at any festival! Playing traditional wind and percussion

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January 30, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Steven Daigle, artistic director | Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director | Timothy Long, musical director

7:30 p.m. (Pre-performance lecture 6:30 p.m., Ray Wright Room (Room 120), Eastman School

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January 30, 2020

With Barry Snyder, piano. Music of Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume 1
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch

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February 2, 2020

Concerts at Christ Church preceding Compline on the first Sunday of the month, October-April. Concerts begin at 8:30 pm, with Compline at 9:00 pm. A reception follows Compline on these first Sundays.

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February 2, 2020

Steven Daigle, artistic director | Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director | Timothy Long, musical director

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February 2, 2020

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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February 2, 2020

Music by and about strong women, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Music of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Julie Pinel, and

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February 5, 2020

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

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February 8, 2020

With Barry Snyder, piano. Music of Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume 2
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch

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February 8, 2020

Rosemary Elliott, artistic director
Mozart: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands, K. 521. Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, piano; André Previn: Four Songs after poems by Toni Morrison. Angel Azzarra, soprano

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February 9, 2020

William Weinert and Wenhao Mu, conductors
Palmyra-Macedon High School Select Choir Jill Davis, conductor
Music of Herbert Howells: Requiem; Elgar: They Are at Rest; William H. Harris: Bring Us, O Lord

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February 9, 2020

From November to May, Eastman organ students perform in monthly community concerts in local churches around Rochester. In addition to showcasing these students, the Community Concerts spotlight

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February 10, 2020

With Rich Thompson, drums; Jeff Campbell, bass. Music of Hermeto Pascoal
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital

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February 10, 2020

Tansy Davies: inside out 2; Katherine Balch: New Geometry; David Lang: increase; Terry Riley: In C
The ensemble consistently performs a diverse variety of music by the greatest composers of our time,

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February 11, 2020

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 11, 2020

With Eastman Voice Department. Music of Marcel Tyberg
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important

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February 12, 2020

The British vocal ensemble Voces8 has inspired people throughout Europe, North America, and Asia through their music and their joy of singing. The group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony

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February 16, 2020

Noemi Binag and Michael Hudlin, conductors
Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130; Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79
Designed to give singers and choral conducting students the opportunity

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February 16, 2020

With Hannah Shields, piano. Music of Beethoven, Bartók, and Grieg
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are

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February 17, 2020

Eastman Wind Orchestra
Joseph Schwantner: The Awakening Hour; Zhou Tian: Petals of Fire; Steven Mackey: Aurora Awakes
Eastman Wind Ensemble
William Karlins: Reflux; Stephen Hartke: Willow Run, Pacific

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February 18, 2020

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 19, 2020

Eight concerts a year of music by composition students.

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February 19, 2020

Zeke Fetrow, conductor
Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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February 20, 2020

The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifetz for his incredible

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February 20, 2020

Naomi Gregory, organ. Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto; Boel Gidholm, baroque violin; Christopher Haritatos, baroque cello; On the third Thursday of each month, October through April, the Eastman School of

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February 21, 2020

FEO sponsors an annual Vocal Competition in which a number of Eastman’s very best singers, selected by their teachers, compete for significant cash awards. It provides an opportunity for these singers

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February 21, 2020

A collaboration among the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Eastman School of Music, WXXI, and various local churches. Together, these entities bring to Rochester some of

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February 23, 2020

The Schumann Quartet exudes effortless grace. Born into a family of musicians, the three Schumann brothers have played together since childhood, ultimately recruiting one of Europe’s brightest young

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February 23, 2020

Women’s Chorus. Philip Silvey, conductor
B.F. White: Ye Souls Who Are Bound unto Canaan; Traditional, arr. Susan Brumfield: No Time; Traditional, arr. Mary Goetze: Old Joe Clark; Traditional, arr.

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February 24, 2020

The Eastman Studio Orchestra combines the personnel of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble with a full complement of strings, woodwinds, French horns, tuba, harp, and percussion from Eastman’s two symphony

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February 24, 2020

Music of Beethoven
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

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February 25, 2020

With Ryan Keberle, trombone
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,

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February 26, 2020

With Andrew Harley, piano, Masumi Per Rostad, viola, and Juliana Athayade, violin
Music of Schumann, Weber, and Clarke
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their

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February 26, 2020

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 28, 2020

Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor; Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

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March 1, 2020

Concerts at Christ Church preceding Compline on the first Sunday of the month, October-April. Concerts begin at 8:30pm, with Compline at 9:00pm. A reception follows Compline on these first Sundays.

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March 1, 2020

Music of Schumann, Turina, Guastavino, and Ginastera
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important

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March 2, 2020

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.
Generously

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March 3, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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March 4, 2020

McFerrin’s exhilarating vocal vocabulary—call-and-response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter—reminds us all of how much

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March 5, 2020

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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March 6, 2020

Bach Children’s Chorus of Nazareth College Karla Krogstad, conductor
Genesee Valley Children’s Choir Amy Cochrane, conductor
Tami Petty, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Malcolm J. Merriweather,

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March 16, 2020

With Mihai Tetel, cello. Music of Haydn, Nino Rota, and more
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an

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March 17, 2020

This concert will feature the Clark Chamber Music Residency guests, WindSync, a dynamic young wind quintet including three Eastman alumni. There will be a short Q&A following the performance.

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March 17, 2020

Dr. James E. Clark Chamber Music Residency artists. Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is internationally recognized for its dramatic and engaging

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March 18, 2020

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 19, 2020

Kenneth Slowik, baroque cello; William Porter, organ and harpsichord.
On the third Thursday of each month, October through April, the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery present varied

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March 19, 2020

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

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March 20, 2020

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism,” Washington Post and a “wondrous sense of color,” San Francisco Classical Voice, Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her

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March 22, 2020

Music of Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Stravinsky
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall are an important part

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March 23, 2020

Joaquín Rodrigo: Adagio; Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4; Roberto Sierra/Scatterday: Poema y Danza; Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances

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March 23, 2020

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

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March 24, 2020

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

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March 25, 2020

Serge Koussevitzky: Double Bass Concerto; Lutosławski: Mala Suita (Little Suite); Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

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March 25, 2020

Music of Mahler and others
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

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March 26, 2020

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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March 27, 2020

With Barry Snyder, piano Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume 3
Eastman faculty members are world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians; their recitals in Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall

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March 28, 2020

With Mikhail Kopelman, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Guy Johnston, cello; Chiao-Wen Cheng and Alexander Kobrin, piano; Bonita Boyd, flute. Music of Fauré, Sowerby, and John Psathas
Generously

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March 29, 2020

Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215; Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126; Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

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March 29, 2020

From October to May, Eastman organ students perform in monthly community concerts in local churches around Rochester. In addition to showcasing these students, the Community Concerts spotlight

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March 30, 2020

R. Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare; Bach/Alfred Reed: My Jesus, Oh What Anguish; Joseph Wagner/Thompson: Prelude, Dance, and Finale from Die Meistersinger; Reinecke: Octet, Op. 216 (Eastman

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March 31, 2020

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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April 1, 2020

Rossini: Overture to La Scala Di Seta; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 or 5; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”.

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April 2, 2020

Eight concerts a year of music by composition students.

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April 2, 2020 - April 4, 2020

Steven Daigle, Artistic Director | Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director | Timothy Long, Music Director
(Pre-performance lecture 6:30 p.m., Ray Wright Room (Room 120), Eastman School Main Building)

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April 2, 2020

Among today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, The American Chamber Players were formed in 1985 by Miles Hoffman from a core group of artists of The Library of Congress Summer

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April 3, 2020

With Mike Dubaniewicz, alto saxophone
A Tribute to Phil Woods

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April 5, 2020

Concerts at Christ Church preceeding Compline on the first Sunday of the month, October-April. Concerts begin at 8:30pm, with Compline at 9:00pm. A reception follows Compline on these first Sundays.

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April 5, 2020

Steven Daigle, Artistic Director | Stephen Carr, Associate Artistic Director | Timothy Long, Music Director

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April 6, 2020

Irvine Arditti, guest violinist. Hilda Paredes and Roger Reynolds, guest composers.
Music of Roger Boulez, Éclat; Roger Reynolds, Aspiration; Hilda Paredes: Señales
The ensemble consistently performs a

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April 8, 2020

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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April 8, 2020

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

more

April 9, 2020

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

more

April 9, 2020

Award-winning ensemble Sheng Dong—A Moving Sound—boasts the otherworldly vocalizing of Mia Hsieh and the ancient timbres of erhu (two-stringed fiddle), zhong ruan (lute), Chinese percussion, and

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April 10, 2020

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

more

April 10, 2020

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 13, 2020

Luis Serrano Alarcón: Duende; Virgil Thomson: A Solemn Music; John Williams: Tuba Concerto; David Maslanka: Traveler

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April 15, 2020

Neil Varon and student conductors
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; Robert Bariller: Rapsodie Bretonne for Alto Saxophone; Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

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April 16, 2020

Eight concerts a year of music by composition students.

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April 16, 2020

Works by Pasquini, Burney, J.S., J.C., and C.P.E. Bach, D. Scarlatti, and Handel. Annette Richards and David Yearsley, organ, harpsichord, and fortepiano. On the third Thursday of each month, October

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April 17, 2020

Women’s Chorus. Philip Silvey, conductor
Jake Runestad: Rise Up; Andrea Ramsey: Truth

Repertory Singers. Michael Hudlin and Wenhao Mu, conductors
Liszt: Ave Maria; Schumann: Zigeunerleben; Bruckner:

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April 19, 2020

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

more

April 26, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

more

April 26, 2020

From November to May, Eastman organ students perform in monthly community concerts in local churches around Rochester. In addition to showcasing these students, the Community Concerts spotlight

more

April 26, 2020

Featuring Alexander Kobrin, piano, Bonita Boyd, flute, Renée Jolles and Mikhail Kopelman, violins, and other ESM faculty. A concert of music by those who perished in or survived the camps, and music

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April 26, 2020

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 27, 2020

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.

Generously

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April 27, 2020

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

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April 28, 2020

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

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April 30, 2020

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 1, 2020

Neil Varon, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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May 1, 2020

The Beal Institute, once again, will join with The Little Theater’s One-Take Documentary Film Festival and present a live-to-picture performance of an award-winning documentary performed by the Empire

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May 1, 2020

A collaboration among the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Eastman School of Music, WXXI, and various local churches. Together, these entities bring to Rochester some of

more

May 2, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

more

May 2, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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May 2, 2020

Held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer-actors, ages 19-32, who are

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May 2, 2020

Held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer-actors, ages 19-32, who are

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May 2, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

more

May 3, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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May 3, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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May 3, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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May 4, 2020

Joel Puckett: that secret from the river; Joseph Schwanter: …and the mountains rising nowhere; John Mackey: Songs from the End of the World

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May 4, 2020

Chamber music is the backbone of music making at Eastman. We offer an infinite variety of musical styles and instrumental combinations performed by student and faculty musicians – and guests.

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May 8, 2020

Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, rock sensation Ben Folds joins the Rochester Philharmonic for an evening of genre-bending music, performing hits songs like

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May 16, 2020

The annual competition, which highlights the German art songs that figure prominently in vocal recitals at Eastman, was started by alumnus George McWhorter (BM ’57) to honor Jessie Kneisel. Dr.

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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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