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Pianist and Vocal Coach Craig Rutenberg was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After studies in German, Italian and Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington DC, he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for studies in accompanying with John Westman and opera preparation with David Lloyd. Further studies took place in Paris with Pierre Bernac and Miriam Solovieff and in London with Martin Isepp and Geoffrey Parsons.
Head of Music at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City (1990–1992 and 2006–2015), Craig Rutenberg has also worked at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, IRCAM, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. He has also given classes at the training programs at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne (Jerwood Artists), the Paris Opera at the Bastille, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the Royal Operas of Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Craig Rutenberg has also taught on the faculties of Yale University, the Eastman School of Music, Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music. This season he coaches and gives classes at the Atkins Program at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg, the University of Kansas in Lawrence and the Palm Beach Opera.
Craig Rutenberg has appeared in recital, recorded and performed on television and radio with Diana Damrau, Christine Brewer, Dawn Upshaw, Harolyn Blackwell, Susanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Dolora Zajick, Jerry Hadley, Ben Heppner, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Rene Pape, Willard White and Maria Guleghina.
A recording of piano music of Virgil Thomson is scheduled for release in late 2018 on Naxos. In addition to this recording, Craig Rutenberg’s association with Thomson includes translations, done in tandem with the composer, of the Gertrude Stein text of Four Saints in Three Acts.

Eastman at Washington Square - Winter 2020 1582823700 1582825500

Each week the Eastman Community Music School and First Universalist Church of Rochester are proud to present free concerts featuring artists from the Eastman School of Music and ECMS. Faculty and Student Performances from both schools offer an excellent opportunity to hear some of the best musicians that Rochester has to offer and all performances are absolutely free!

Concerts take place every Thursday from late October through May at 12:15pm at the First Universalist Church, corner of Southnton and Court Streets, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and ending at approximately 12:45 p.m. Brown bag lunches are welcome during the performances. Admission is free. Concerts will also be streamed on Facebook live on the UUROC Facebook Page!


CANCELLED Student Degree Recital - Grace Song, violin Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall 1582828200 1582833600 RPO: Philharmonics #10 - Pre-Concert Chat: Tchaikovsky + Athayde Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre 1582846200 1582848000

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair 

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

Concertmaster Juliana Athayde performs one of the most well-known violin concertos ever written – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Plus, guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

Join us for a FREE pre-concert chat, located in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, one hour before the concert as conductor and guest artist(s) discuss the program.


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Student Degree Recital - Mark Terentiev, violin Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall 1582848000 1582853400
Percussion Ensemble Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall 1582849800 1582857000

Eastman Percussion Ensemble

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 percussion experience is essential to the percussionists’ training and allows the students to experience repertoire from the contemporary genres to that of world music and improvisation.

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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Tchaikovsky + Athayde Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre 1582849800 1582857000