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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents <i>Venus</i>

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents Venus

November 14, 2014

The play is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit. Later dubbed the “Venus Hottentot,” Baartman’s image became known in popular culture as a symbol of sexuality.

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Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

November 11, 2014

Renowned for what the New York Times has described as “the gorgeousness of the singing,” the ensemble is appearing as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series.

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Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

October 20, 2014

Jazz and classical music performances by faculty, including the dean himself, will highlight the formal investiture of Jamal J. Rossi as the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of Eastman School of Music.

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Eastman Opera Theatre presents ‘Albert Herring’

October 17, 2014

The three-act, two-and-a-half-hour production by Benjamin Britten, a witty comedy and a pointed satire of British small-town attitudes, begins production Thursday, November 6.

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Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

October 13, 2014

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval He has since evolved into one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.

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International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with <i>What the Butler Saw</i>

International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with What the Butler Saw

October 3, 2014

Sex, authority, and psychoanalysis take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Todd Theatre as the International Theatre Program begins its 25th season with the provocative farce, What the Butler Saw.

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‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

October 3, 2014

The art of organ accompaniment to silent film will be explored in an upcoming four-day event that includes screenings of several iconic movies from the early 20th century.

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Eastman lutist receives album honors

Eastman lutist receives album honors

October 2, 2014

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute and one of the most influential figures in the study and performance of early music, is receiving international recognition for the albums My Favorite Dowland and Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphee aux enfers; La Couronne de Fleurs.

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National Opera director to lecture on pop culture versus art

National Opera director to lecture on pop culture versus art

September 25, 2014

Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera and artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Opera, will give the Eastman School of Music’s 2014 Glenn Watkins Lecture on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in the school’s Hatch Recital Hall.

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