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‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

September 18, 2018

The first complete English translation of Goethe’s original 1776 text of “Stella: A Play for Lovers” reveals greater differences in gender relations.

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A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

September 5, 2018

Kaveh Rastegar ’01E, a songwriter and master of the upright and electric bass, released his first solo album this summer. He shares his most memorable experiences on tour and at the Eastman School of Music.

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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

August 29, 2018

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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Four years after picking up viola, dreaming big at Eastman

Four years after picking up viola, dreaming big at Eastman

August 28, 2018

“I want to win competitions, perform in famous halls under major conductors, and show the world my heart through my craft,” says first-year viola performance major Adrain Jackson. “I want to be great.”

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The world’s a stage

The world’s a stage

July 19, 2018

Three Rochester alumni with careers in business and technology describe how they’ve woven their performing arts experiences into their work lives.

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Recovering an ‘audacious and radical’ voice in art history

Recovering an ‘audacious and radical’ voice in art history

July 12, 2018

The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota, an exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery, is bringing new attention to an unconventional artist whose talent as an “outsider” went largely unnoticed during her life as a Rochester seamstress.

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A small giant in world literature

A small giant in world literature

June 19, 2018

Based at the University, Open Letter is one of only a handful of publishers to offer literature in translation exclusively. 10 years, 100 titles, and 100,000 books later, Open Letter continues to reinvent the world of literary translation.

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Summer carillon concerts return to Rochester

Summer carillon concerts return to Rochester

June 15, 2018

Free carillon concerts are back this summer, with music from top performers from around the world every Monday in July.

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Media arts initiative reflects on city of Rochester

Media arts initiative reflects on city of Rochester

June 1, 2018

NOSFERATU (The Undead), a film installation by New York city-based artist Javier Téllez, is the first of three moving image pieces commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery for its Reflections on Place series.

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MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

May 31, 2018

Jonathan Binstock is respected as an international expert on Sam Gilliam, one of America’s most prominent abstract painters. Now the Memorial Art Gallery director is cocurating the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Europe.

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