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Eastman artists bring music to America’s national parks

Eastman artists bring music to America’s national parks

May 26, 2016

This summer, an ensemble of Eastman School of Music musicians is performing specially commissioned works to majestic locations during the National Park Service’s centennial year celebrations.

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New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

May 13, 2016

The Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Music Festival, which have partnered since 1995, have announced a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.

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Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

May 10, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the University a $20,000 grant to support the Music in the American Wild project. Over the summer, seven Eastman musicians will perform the music of 11 Eastman composers in seven national parks.

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Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

April 29, 2016

“The Blues: Understanding an American Art Form,” a free course on the online learning platform Coursera, is taught by Dariusz Terefenko, pianist and associate professor of jazz studies.

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119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

April 22, 2016

As the world marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we look back at how the works of the Bard have been very much alive in the University’s theater productions, dating back to the first-known Shakespeare production in 1897.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

April 20, 2016

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 yesterday by Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric literary website.

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Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, <em>Letter from a Young Poet</em>

Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, Letter from a Young Poet

April 20, 2016

In the posthumously published memoir Letter from a Young Poet, University poet Hyam Plutzik, describes early aspects of his efforts to become a poet.

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Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

April 18, 2016

The Avangrid Foundation has committed $400,000 to the project to renovate the historic space, and the Kenneth and Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation Inc. will contribute $300,000.

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ArtAwake festival returns to City of Rochester

ArtAwake festival returns to City of Rochester

April 13, 2016

ArtAwake, the one-day “festival of creativity” created by students and showcasing more than 140 pieces of art, returns on Saturday, April 16, at the site of the old Chase Tower in downtown Rochester.

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Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

April 11, 2016

Named for the famed singer-actress, this year’s Lotte Lenya finalists represent a diverse range of performers, ages 21 to 31, from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.

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