The Eastman School of Music is excited to present the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian and featuring pianist Angela Hewitt.The concert, which is the final performance of the Eastman Presents 2015-2016 season, will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Since its founding in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has established itself as an important cultural institution and is recognized internationally for its commitment to innovative programming, audience engagement, and exceptional talent. Peter Oundjian, now in his eleventh season as the TSO’s Music Director, leads the ensemble.

One of the world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, joins the Orchestra as piano soloist and leads the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from the keyboard for two concerti of Bach. The Orchestra will close the concert with Shostakovich’s rarely performed eighth symphony, conducted by Oundijan.

“We are delighted to host an international orchestra to the 2015-2016 Eastman Presents concert series,” said Keith C. Elder, Director of Concert Activities at Eastman School of Music. “The Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Peter Oundjian and with Angela Hewitt is sure to bring a memorable close to the 2015-2016 Eastman Presents concert series. This concert revives a longstanding tradition of visiting orchestras performing in Rochester.”

Be on the lookout for the Eastman Presents 2016-2017 season announcement on April 12. For more information on other exciting performances at Eastman Theatre, please visit

About Eastman Presents

Eastman Presents first launched in the 2014-2015 season at the Eastman School of Music. The series of monthly concerts features international artists from a variety of musical genres at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. In its second year, the 2015-2016 season offers another exciting line-up of world-renowned performers. The season kicked off with the delightful wit and musical virtuosity of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain followed by another Broadway great, Kristin Chenoweth; a holiday concert with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; and a moving tribute to the Underground Railroad by soprano Kathleen Battle and pianist Joel Martin. The season closes with concerts from two outstanding ensembles: the Eastman Wind Ensemble under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday with guest soloist and remarkable banjo player and multi-Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck; and the venerable Toronto Symphony Orchestra under conductor Peter Oundjian will be joined by pianist Angela Hewitt to perform music of Bach and Shostakovich. For more information on the Eastman Presents concert series and other performances at Eastman Theatre, visit

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