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Symposia, exhibit, opera look behind the veils of Salomé

Symposia, exhibit, opera look behind the veils of Salomé

September 23, 2014

The story of Salomé has been recreated in popular culture for more than 2,000 years. On Oct. 8-11, her evolving role in religion, society, and the arts will be explored in a two-day symposia and series of events titled The Veils of Salomé, at both the River Campus and the Eastman School of Music.

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New “Tuesday Pipes” series shares organ music with community

New “Tuesday Pipes” series shares organ music with community

September 22, 2014

Each concert will run for approximately 25 minutes and showcase the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. Performances offer an effort to bring organ music to local audiences while connecting Eastman students, faculty, and alumni with the wider community.

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Wind Ensemble celebrates André Previn with world premiere

Wind Ensemble celebrates André Previn with world premiere

September 19, 2014

The ensemble will perform Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached) as part of an all-Previn program featuring several of the composer’s chamber music pieces. Previn will be at Eastman and will receive an Honorary Doctor of Music degree.

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Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

September 15, 2014

The presentations are part of “The Veils of Salomé” funded by the University’s Humanities Project, which brings together scholars and performers from the Eastman School of Music and the University to explore the different depictions of Salomé in religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries.

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Renowned Daegum flutist gives class and recital

Renowned Daegum flutist gives class and recital

September 15, 2014

Korean musician Jang Hyun Won, a legendary performer on the daegum, or traditional Korean wooden flute, will be in residence at the Eastman School of Music Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Eastman hosts music college fair

Eastman hosts music college fair

September 10, 2014

High school and college students who are interested in music will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from more than 65 of the top colleges, universities, conservatories, summer programs, festivals, and other pre-college educational institutions from across the United States.

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Organist performs a ‘Cosmopolitan Concert’ at MAG

Organist performs a ‘Cosmopolitan Concert’ at MAG

September 9, 2014

Featuring works by Cabanilles, Frescobaldi, Phillips, Rameau, Rossi, and others, the concert by organist Nathan Laube opens this season’s Third Thursday Concerts featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the art gallery.

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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

August 26, 2014

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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Renowned jazz composer, teacher Fred Sturm dies

Renowned jazz composer, teacher Fred Sturm dies

August 26, 2014

At Eastman, Sturm chaired the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department, directed the Jazz Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and coordinated the jazz composition/arranging and film scoring program.

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Guitarist Gabriel Condon wins jazz performance honors

Guitarist Gabriel Condon wins jazz performance honors

August 26, 2014

The competition award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is the latest honor for Condon, who has received two DownBeat magazine awards and has been selected to participate in several prestigious national music programs.

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