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Violin Competition - Final Round - Jolles/Varon

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
General ESM Concert Info

All concerts are free unless otherwise noted. All concerts listed are open to the public. Please note that all concerts are subject to change.

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Creative Music Leadership: Preparing the Next Generation of Artist-Leaders

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Kilbourn Concert Series - Camerata RCO - Masterclass I

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kilbourn Concert Series - Camerata RCO - Masterclass II

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Tuesday Pipes. 25-minute organ concerts featuring Ivan Bosnar and Zhen Piao

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus Christ Church
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    12:10 PM to 12:35 PM

Student Degree Recital - Adam Detzner, organ

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Description

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

Kilbourn Concert Series - Camerata RCO

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description

 

Formed by members of Amsterdam’s famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), Camerata RCO performs chamber music in multiple formations from duet to small chamber orchestra, with a special focus on the Classical and Romantic repertoire for winds and strings, and active relationships with living composers.

 

Tickets are available online at eastmantheatre.org, in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.), or by calling (585) 274-3000.  

Student Degree Recital - Sarah Berger, violin

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Description


The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and will be available in advance. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

Eastman at Washington Square - Transcontinental Musical Journey

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus First Universalist Church of Rochester
  • Date:
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Event Description

 

Thursday Lunchtime Concerts: 

Transcontinental Musical Journey

Located at the First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton and Court Streets 

Violinist Letitia Jap, from the studio of Professor Renee Jolles, and pianist Nathan Cheung, from the studio of Natalya Antonova, perform the music of Kreisler, Bach, Ravel, and Schumann.

Free admission

Check out http://esm.rochester.edu/community/calendars/lunchtime/ for more details!  

Please note that if Rochester City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the church building will also be closed and the concert will be canceled. These concerts are presented by the Eastman Community Music School in cooperation with the First Universalist Church.

For further information about the concerts or for information about classes or private lessons call the Community Music School at 274-1400.

www.esm.rochester.edu/community

Piano and Composition Department: Presentation of the Goldberg Variations

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Audra McDonald

Event Details
  • Location:
    Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Date:
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description

Audra McDonald, vocalist

After playing to a sold-out crowd in 2015, superstar Audra McDonald returns to the RPO for a one-night-only engagement with all-new material. With a record-breaking six Tony® Awards, two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today’s most highly regarded performers. She’s known for her roles on Broadway in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess. Join Audra for an evening of Broadway and other personal favorites.

For more information on the event and tickets, visit the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) website at http://www.rpo.org or call the Patron Services Center at (585) 454-2100.

Peter Kurau: Horn Applicant Master Class

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School Messinger Eastman School, Messinger Hall 1
  • Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Time:
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind: Audition Day Master Class

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School ESM 404
  • Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Time:
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Student Non-Degree Recital - Livio Fasullo, jazz saxophone

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge
  • Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Time:
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Student Degree Recital - Ming-Hang Zhang, piano

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Description


The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and will be available in advance. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

IML 2018: Fifth House Ensemble - Workshop

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

IML: Journey LIVE: Creating Community through Music, Gaming, and Crowdfunding

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Eastman Americana Guest Workshop

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School Ray Wright Room
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Eastman Organ Community Concert

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Event Description

Eastman Organ Community Concert

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Webster)
131 W Main St, Webster, NY 14580
3:00 PM

The concert series features short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding organ music to the Rochester community. Performances are held in various churches around the area, giving residents many convenient opportunities to attend.  Since every pipe organ is different from others, both performers and concert-goers enjoy the diverse soundscapes and colors of the variety of instruments showcased throughout the series.
From November to May, students will perform monthly concerts that facilitate a musical connection between organists and the community beyond weekly Sunday services. Events are open to the public, and a free-will offering will benefit the Eastman Organ Department student travel fund.

 

For more information: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/community-concerts/

Contact series coordinator Caroline Robinson: crobin20@esm.rochester.edu

 


Free admission with a retiring collection to benefit the Eastman Organ Student Travel Fund.

Faculty Artist Series: George Sakakeeny, bassoon

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Event Description

Program:

Pilgrim Soul (2011) by Augusta Read Thomas 10’

George Sakakeeny, bassoon

Daniel Ketter & Noemie Raymond-Friset, cello

 

 

Mládí (1924) by Leoš Janáček 20’

I Allegro

II Andante sostenuto

III Vivace

IV Allegro animato

 

Bonita Boyd, flute

Richard Killmer, oboe

Kenneth Grant, clarinet

Peter Kurau, horn

Ramon Ricker, bass clarinet

George Sakakeeny, bassoon

 

 

Intermission (2018)

 

 

Valsa Braziliera 6a (1981) by Fransicso Mignone 5’

Solo Bassoon

 

 

Pièce en forme de habanera (1907) by Maurice Ravel (arr. Oubradous) 3’

George Sakakeeny, bassoon

Pi-lin Ni, piano

 

 

Octet for Wind Instruments (1923) by Igor Stravinsky 17’

Sinfonia

Tema con Variazioni

Finale

 

Bonita Boyd, flute

Kenneth Grant, clarinet

George Sakakeeny & Karl Vilcins, bassoons

Doug Prosser & Steve Felix, trumpets

Larry Zalkind & Tanner Jackson, trombones

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George Sakakeeny ESM BM ’78, has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East, including engagements in Vienna at the historic Musikverein, at Severance Hall with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and a nationally televised concert in Japan under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. Three major works for bassoon and orchestra have been commissioned for him. Libby Larsen’s full moon in the city (2013), Peter Schickele’s Bassoon Concerto (1998,) and Viennese composer Alexander Blechinger’s Faggottkonzert (1997.)

As a soloist, he has been recorded numerous times including his latest solo CD, “full moon in the city” which features four previously unrecorded works for solo bassoon and orchestra, Blechinger’s Faggottkonzert with the Kiev Camerata, and his famous recording of the Villa-Lobos Duo for Oboe and Bassoon with oboist Alex Klein, on the IDRS 25th Anniversary CD. Other available media featuring George Sakakeeny include two teaching videos published by the new world symphony.

Professor Sakakeeny served on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory for 28 years. In addition he has served as visiting professor for graduate studies at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, and guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music of Beijing. Each summer he serves as principal bassoonist and faculty of the Eastern Music Festival, and as a faculty member at the Round Top Festival Institute.

Sakakeeny formerly held principal bassoon positions of the New Japan Philharmonic, Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, Opera Company of Boston, Boston Musica Viva, Promusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and CityMusic Cleveland. He has also served as principal bassoonist of the Grand Teton Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Peninsula Festival, and has performed extensively with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras.

Many of Sakakeeny’s former students have gone on to hold positions in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and universities throughout North and South America and the Far East. He has been invited to teach master classes at three conferences of the International Double Reed Society and is regularly invited to serve as a jury member for national and international competitions. He also served for seven years in an ongoing capacity as wind coach and bassoon teacher in the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra System, known as El Sistema. His contributions included teaching master classes to orchestra members, leading wind sectionals, and providing training to the bassoon teachers of El Sistema through his position as guest professor of the Latin American Bassoon Academy.

Sakakeeny has given numerous solo recitals and taught master classes at leading institutions such as the Paris Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev, Rice University, and the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts. He has served in longer-term teaching residencies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Seoul National University, the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse in Lyon, France, and the New World Symphony.

He is the author of the e-book Making Reeds Start to Finish with George Sakakeeny.

 

Tickets for all Faculty Artist Series performances are $10 general admission, but are free to University of Rochester ID holders and current series subscribers.

Tickets are available:

-online at http://eastmantheatre.org/events/fas-spring2018-sakakeeny/

- over the phone at  (585)274-3000

-or in person at the door 

Student Degree Recital - Wanting Zhao, piano

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Description

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and will be available in advance. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

IML Guest: Fifth House Ensemble "Americana"

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description

 

Program Notes

Stacy Garrop – Silver Dagger

In 1994, I heard for the first time an Appalachian folk song called Silver Dagger at a folk festival. The simplicity of the melody joined with a cautionary love tale enthralled me, and I spent the next several years researching the song. What emerged from my research were dozens of variants of the song, both in terms of text as well as melody and title. The variants that I discovered could be grouped more or less under three different titles: Silver Dagger, Drowsy Sleeper, and Katie Dear. All of these versions revolve around the same Romeo and Juliet premise: a boy asks a girl for her parents’ consent to marry. The story has various endings: the parents won’t give approval, so the girl and boy each end their lives with a silver dagger; the girl turns the boy down and sends him away to find another love; the girl forsakes her parents and runs away with the boy; and so on. In my trio, I incorporate two complete versions of the folk song, one of Katie Dear and one of Silver Dagger, as well as motives from a variant of Drowsy Sleeper. - Stacy Garrop

 

Donald Crockett – Night Scenes

Donald Crockett’s Piano Trio, Night Scenes, is a tasting plate for the imagination. Crockett himself alludes to the work as “meant to evoke scenes from imaginary movies.” It is easy to imagine the characters from each of these vignettes, popping out of the musical motifs. The first movement, Scatter the Barbarians, is a quick and aggressively fleeting work. The main motif of small sixteenth note segments is progressively lengthened one sixteenth note at a time until it is halted by harsh cluster chords that signal its passage to a different instrument. These chords are almost certainly the theme of the barbarians, huffing and puffing as they scatter in fear. Eventually, these cluster chords assert themselves more regularly on top of the modifying rhythmic fragment, forcing it into a regular meter. The Blue Guitar projects sultry melodies, sung from a chesty voice, accompanied by the piano in the role of the blue guitar. Eventually, the work digresses into momentary chaos. As Crockett describes it, “perhaps several guitarists showed up and it’s too dark or late to play together.” Heralded by a steady groove, the third movement The Midnight Train gathers steam slowly. Bell like gestures represent the train’s signal as it arrives in the station. Finally, the work ends with Night Hawks, inspired by the famous Edward Hopper painting by the same name. Crockett invites the listener to imagine the music as accompanying a scene with the characters from the painting. - Katherine Petersen

 

Dan Visconti – Lonesome Roads

Lonesome Roads was inspired by memories of long, cross-country car trips and the rumbling, uneven grooves that underscore a constantly-shifting landscape. Beginning from the faintest murmurs, the music evokes a vast space that can be alternately lonely, hypnotic, or hard-driving and rhythmic. Across several brief, fragmentary movements, the initial melodic murmurings assemble themselves into propulsive ostinato figures and wild, aggressive riffs colored with raw timbres and powerful rhythms characteristic of rock and beat-driven music. These movements may be played in any order so that each ensemble can make their own journey with the piece, which becomes a kind of road atlas with many routes connecting any two points. It’s pure “driving music”, a mixtape populated with the vastness, diversity, and flavor of the North American landscape. This work was commissioned for the Gryphon, Deseret, and Triple Helix piano trios by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University and the 2010 International Barlow Prize. - Dan Visconti

 

Café Music – Paul Schoenfield

The idea to compose Café Music first came to me in 1985 after sitting in one night for the pianist at Murray’s Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Murray’s employs a house trio that plays entertaining dinner music in a wide variety of styles. My intention was to write a kind of high-class dinner music – music which could be played at a restaurant, but might also (just barely) find its way into a concert hall. The work draws on many of the types of music played by the trio at Murray’s. For example, early 20th-century American, Viennese, light classical, gypsy, and Broadway styles are all represented. A paraphrase of a beautiful Chassidic melody is incorporated in the second movement. - Paul Schoenfield

 

About Angela Bermúdez

With over 9 years of experience, Angela has been sharing her work in different places being a special guest, exponent of her art, panelist and speaker at several conventions in North & South America and Africa. Her work has been recognized worldwide through interviews on radio, television and important sites and magazines focused on Gaming and Technology.

Angela is also recognized by companies and communities such as Sony, PlayStation, Konami, Warner, Mensa, etc; for her collaborations in art, costume making, character design and others. Her work has been seen in TV Commercials, SM Campaigns and Billboards around the streets of Costa Rica. Now that she discovered a better way to express her skills in the world of live painting, she has been showing a different way to collide the colors in front of many people in several occasions for the past 2 years and many more to come.

 

About Fifth House Ensemble

Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.

Performances in previous seasons include those at Texas Performing Arts, Civic Music Association (IA), Old Town School of Folk Music, WFMT Impromptu, Steppenwolf Theater, Rush Hour Concerts at St. James, National Sawdust (NY), and the Miller Theatre (NY).

In addition to the ensemble’s work on the concert stage, Fifth House reaches 17,000 students annually through its arts-integrated programming and trains emerging artists nationwide as a curriculum design partner to higher education institutions and through its summer festival, fresh inc.

For more information, visit www.fifth-house.com.

Fifth House Ensemble is supported in part by grants from The MacArthur Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, The Arts Work Fund, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Going for Baroque

Event Details
  • Location:
    Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court
  • Date:
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Event Description

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

Included in museum admission. 

Eastman Community Music School: ECMS Harp Recital: Evan Robey, cello student of Rosemary Elliott

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School Howard Hanson Hall
  • Date:
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Going for Baroque

Event Details
  • Location:
    Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court
  • Date:
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Event Description

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

Included in museum admission. 

Student Degree Recital - Sean William Calhoun, composition

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall
  • Date:
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Description

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and will be available in advance. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

Student Degree Recital - Yidie Hua, piano

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Description

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and will be available in advance. 

This recital is free and open to the public.

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