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From behind the microphone and onto the stage: International Theatre Program presents <i>Under Milk Wood</i> by Dylan Thomas

From behind the microphone and onto the stage: International Theatre Program presents Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

September 29, 2015

The International Theatre Program kicks off its 26th season on Thursday, Oct. 8 with a rare stage production of Dylan Thomas’ play, Under Milk Wood. Originally written for radio in the 1950s as a “play for voices,” Under Milk Wood was the only play Thomas ever completed.

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Festival celebrates 10th anniversary of historic instrument

Festival celebrates 10th anniversary of historic instrument

September 24, 2015

It was the project that almost wasn’t: a rare 18th-century Italian Baroque organ sitting in an antique store in Italy about to be sold off for parts. This October, a four-day celebration will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the organ’s installation in the Memorial Art Gallery’s Fountain Court.

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Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year’s Fringe Festival

Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year’s Fringe Festival

September 15, 2015

From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester.

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Renée Fleming named Distinguished Visiting Artist at Eastman School

Renée Fleming named Distinguished Visiting Artist at Eastman School

September 11, 2015

Soprano Renee Fleming ’83E (MM) has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Eastman School. She will offer master classes, coaching sessions, lessons, and open talks and presentations for students on a recurring basis beginning this academic year.

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John Covach named director of new Institute for Performing Arts

John Covach named director of new Institute for Performing Arts

September 9, 2015

John Covach, a prominent rock historian, founding director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, professor and former chair of the Department of Music, and professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music, has been named the inaugural director of the newly created Institute for Performing Arts.

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Restoring the view: MAG reinstalls collection of postwar and contemporary art

Restoring the view: MAG reinstalls collection of postwar and contemporary art

August 13, 2015

Acquiring and displaying world art from the last 70 years presents viewers with expanding notions of what art is and can be, comparing the classical or “traditional” with more overt sociocultural issues that can bloom in the context of modern works.

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Eastman professor’s studio a ‘saxophone heaven’

Eastman professor’s studio a ‘saxophone heaven’

August 10, 2015

Student saxophonists at the Eastman School are earning exceptional accolades under the guidance of Chien-Kwan Lin ’07E (DMA), associate professor of saxophone.

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Professor Jennifer Grotz receives fellowship for literary translation studies

Professor Jennifer Grotz receives fellowship for literary translation studies

August 4, 2015

Grotz, director of the University’s translation studies program, has been awarded a Literary Translation Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the English translation of several poems by the Polish writer Jerzy Ficowski.

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17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

July 20, 2015

Brian Le, 17, of Silver Spring, Md,, was awarded first prize in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Saturday, July 18, following a stellar performance of the first movement Allegro maestoso of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E Minor.

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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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