An ensemble composed of rock musicians from the Rochester area and classically trained Eastman School of Music musicians are collaborating on a concert that crosses and combines musical styles.
The Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble, comprised of students from the Eastman Community Music School, will perform at the 36th annual festival, one of the largest and most prestigious gatherings of traditional folk musicians in the North East.
The contemporary classical ensemble of Eastman School of Music students and alumni will be artists-in-residence this July at the Italian festival, now in its 11th year and directed by Eastman graduate Nathanael May MM ’01,
WQXR-FM, the leading classical music station in the country, counted speeches by two Eastman School of Music alumni among its listing of the six most inspiring given this season to graduates of music schools and conservatories.
Before Sunday’s awards ceremony, learn more about the opportunities Rochester students have had to work with Tony Award winners on stage and behind the scenes, and the Eastman School of Music alumni who have taken home theater’s top honor.
When their tour bus overheated on the German Autobahn, members of the wind octet treated drivers — and Facebook viewers — to an impromptu concert.