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2015 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2015 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

May 5, 2015

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists today on Three Percent, the University of Rochester’s translation-centric website.

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Students perform musical theater favorites in end of semester showcase

Students perform musical theater favorites in end of semester showcase

April 28, 2015

Students from the Musical Theater Workshop at the University of Rochester will perform stage favorites in a show titled “A New World!” The revue is a culmination of a semester-long course in a two level workshop series through the University’s college music department in acting and singing for 14 undergraduate and graduate students.

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From Kristin Chenoweth to ukulele virtuosos, ‘Eastman Presents’ 2015 series has something for all

From Kristin Chenoweth to ukulele virtuosos, ‘Eastman Presents’ 2015 series has something for all

April 21, 2015

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and premier banjo performer Béla Fleck as guest soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, are among the headliners for the second season of ‘Eastman Presents.’

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Ying Quartet welcomes Robin Scott as first violinist

Ying Quartet welcomes Robin Scott as first violinist

April 15, 2015

As the quartet’s newest member, award-winning violinist Robin Scott is joining siblings and founding members David, cello; Janet, violin; and Phillip, viola. Scott also will receive an appointment to the faculty of the Eastman School, where the ensemble is the string-quartet-in residence.

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Institute for Popular Music’s ‘In Conversation’ series to explore lives, careers of industry leaders

Institute for Popular Music’s ‘In Conversation’ series to explore lives, careers of industry leaders

April 8, 2015

Kara DioGuardi, songwriter and former judge on TV’s American Idol, and Bill Flanagan, a veteran music journalist who has spent the last 15 years as an executive at both MTV and VH1, will sit down for a behind-the-scenes look at their careers on Wednesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 29.

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2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

April 3, 2015

University students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Day of the Arts 2015: Silence,which includes five events centered on the question “What is Silence?” This two-day series starting on Wednesday, April 8, explores movement, dance, art, and music.

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Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

April 1, 2015

Jeff Beal, one of the most prolific and respected composers for film, television, and the concert hall, returns to his alma mater in April and will headline a concert of film screenings accompanied by live music performed by Eastman and University of Rochester students.

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Eastman hosts international Lotte Lenya Competition

Eastman hosts international Lotte Lenya Competition

March 26, 2015

Fourteen exceptionally talented young singer-actors will compete for the top prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 18. The Lenya Competition has grown into an internationally recognized theater singing competition since its founding in 1998.

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Tunnel mural project in progress

Tunnel mural project in progress

March 24, 2015

A new mural by Rochester-based artist Sarah Rutherford, is taking shape in the tunnel system under Dewey Hall, thanks in part to a new initiative to bring more public art to the University’s River Campus.

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International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i>

International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

March 16, 2015

Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew is often criticized for its portrayal of women as weak and submissive. But on Thursday, April 9, the University’s International Theatre Program will present a new take on the classic comedy in a production performed by a largely male cast.

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