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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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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

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician—equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician—she has been

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March 30, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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 8, 2019

Paul Kantor is currently the Sally Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University having previously served as the Eleanor H. Biggs Distinguished Professor of

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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 16, 2019

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. For twenty years (1969–1989) Weilerstein was the first violinist of the renowned Cleveland Quartet,

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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 - May 4, 2019

The Child and the Spells: A Lyric Fantasy in Two Parts. Sung in French and performed with piano. Music by Maurice Ravel. Libretto by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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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 4, 2019

Chamber music study is integral to an Eastman education. For this end-of-year concert, students prepare and present masterpieces of the chamber repertoire.

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May 4, 2019

Chamber music study is integral to an Eastman education. For this end-of-year concert, students prepare and present masterpieces of the chamber repertoire.

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May 4, 2019

Chamber music study is integral to an Eastman education. For this end-of-year concert, students prepare and present masterpieces of the chamber repertoire.

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May 5, 2019

Chamber music study is integral to an Eastman education. For this end-of-year concert, students prepare and present masterpieces of the chamber repertoire.

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May 5, 2019

Chamber music study is integral to an Eastman education. For this end-of-year concert, students prepare and present masterpieces of the chamber repertoire.

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May 5, 2019

Renée Jolles, curator. Eastman musicians present music composed and performed by victims of the concentration camps during World War II.

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May 6, 2019

Premieres of new pieces by Eastman composition students

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May 6, 2019

Jeff Tyzik: Three Latin Dances (world premiere); Joel Love: Solace; Chien-Kwan Lin, Saxophone soloist; David Maslanka: Symphony No. 7
(Second performance in Severance Hall,Cleveland, OH | Tuesday, May

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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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