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Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

March 1, 2017

Eastman School of Music faculty, alumni, and guests will gather for a tribute concert on Sunday, March 26 to remember the internationally renowned concert pianist and teacher, who died last year. Laires was a professor of piano at Eastman from 1992 until his retirement in 2004.

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<em>That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her</em> opens at Todd Theater

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens at Todd Theater

February 23, 2017

Pretty and rich, Alyssa Long attracts the attention a newcomer, Felix Maia. Alyssa disappears, and rumors proliferate on social media. Described as Gossip Girl meets Lord of the Flies, That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens the International Theatre Program’s spring season with a dark comedy that looks at social media and social justice.

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‘Women’s Voices’ marks 100 years of women’s suffrage

‘Women’s Voices’ marks 100 years of women’s suffrage

February 16, 2017

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on a concert featuring the premieres of commissioned works by women composers.

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Conference explores genius of Franz Liszt

Conference explores genius of Franz Liszt

February 15, 2017

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star” who drove female audience members into a frenzy of “Lisztomania.” This March, the Eastman School of Music hosts international symposium of the the world’s most prominent Liszt scholars,

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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

February 13, 2017

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

February 13, 2017

Composers Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon—both professors of composition at the Eastman School of Music—and choreographer Darren Stevenson, the director of PUSH Physical Theater, were honored for their contributions to the original opera Don’t Blame Anyone.

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Three Eastman School of Music graduates are Grammy winners

Three Eastman School of Music graduates are Grammy winners

February 12, 2017

Sean D. Connors (BM 04) is a member of the ensemble Third Coast Percussion, which won the Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, and Goeff Saunders (BM 09), a double bassist, is a member of the O’Connor Band, which won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.

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QuadCast: The sound behind the Grammys

QuadCast: The sound behind the Grammys

February 9, 2017

With awards presented in 84 different categories, what does it mean today to produce award-worthy audio? Student host Nick Bruno ’17 checks in with Grammy Award-winner sound engineer Stephen Roessner, a lecturer in the University’s audio and music engineering program.

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Art and the unseen

Art and the unseen

February 7, 2017

Like many Rochester students who thrive on the school’s open curriculum, Dan Hargrove ’17 pursues multiple interests with equal vigor. The international relations major is an accomplished artist who has a “hidden passion” for coral reefs, and has maintained one in an aquarium at home since he was 14 years old.

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Grammy nominee Tig Notaro to perform at Winterfest

Grammy nominee Tig Notaro to perform at Winterfest

February 1, 2017

The stand-up comedian, storyteller, and writer has been featured in specials on HBO, Netflix, and Showtime, and will perform in Strong Auditorium on Saturday, February 4.

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