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Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

January 29, 2016

The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as “often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame.”

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Interaction between organ, voice topic for 2016 EROI Festival

Interaction between organ, voice topic for 2016 EROI Festival

January 15, 2016

Titled “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human Voice,” this October’s Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival features the premiere performance of a new hymn commissioned for the event, plus lectures, master classes, and performances at historic organs across Rochester.

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Eastman School of Music graduate named Member of the British Empire

Eastman School of Music graduate named Member of the British Empire

December 31, 2015

Catherine Jane Arlidge, a U.K. national who received her Master of Music degree at Eastman in 1988, was named to the Queen’s new year honors list for her service to music education through her projects connecting young people with classical music.

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inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer  Jane Comfort and Company

inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

December 23, 2015

The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

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Eastman Opera Theatre to present two stories of maternal love, loss

Eastman Opera Theatre to present two stories of maternal love, loss

December 21, 2015

The January double-bill production features the well-known work Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) by Giacomo Puccini and the rarely performed Mese Mariano (Mary’s Month) by Umberto Giordano.

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Annual concert celebrates legacy of William Warfield

Annual concert celebrates legacy of William Warfield

December 14, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser ’18, a junior at the Eastman School of Music, will perform in the concert benefiting the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, which has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at Eastman since it was established in 1977.

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Eastman School artists earn Emmy nominations

Eastman School artists earn Emmy nominations

December 8, 2015

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute, and Eastman alumni Bod Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM), Maria Schneider ’85E (MM), John Fedchock ’85E (MM), Kristian Bezuidenhout ’01E, ’04E (MM), Martha Cluver ’03E, and Eric Dudley ’01E are among the nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

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<em>Compartmented:</em> Regional artists to perform in historic space

Compartmented: Regional artists to perform in historic space

December 2, 2015

Seventeen artists from the region will take over ‘The Sunday School’ located in the back of the Rochester Lyric Opera Theatre for two evenings of site-specific installations, dance, and performance art organized by the University’s Program of Dance and Movement.

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Alumnus helps give Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery a modern face-lift

Alumnus helps give Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery a modern face-lift

November 30, 2015

For years, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., suffered from something of an identity crisis. “Initially we were conceived almost like a hall of fame. It was very much the political nation,” says David Ward ’74, the museum’s senior historian. “We’ve struggled against that. And I think we’ve successfully struggled against that.”

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Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents <i>Yerma</i>

Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents Yerma

November 16, 2015

The International Theatre program explores one woman’s struggle against the status quo through Federico Garcia Lorca’s famed tragedy, Yerma, which runs through December 13 in Todd Theater.

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