The William Warfield Scholarship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at the Eastman School since it was founded in 1977. On Sunday, Jan. 9, a benefit concert featuring this year’s recipient, soprano Alicia Rosser ’17, will be held in Kilbourn Hall.
The play opens in Todd Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 4, and is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit.
Renowned for what the New York Times has described as “the gorgeousness of the singing,” the ensemble is appearing as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series.
This year’s Polish Film Festival celebrates Eastern Europe’s move toward freedom, and the 20th anniversary of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, which organizes the annual festival.
Jazz and classical music performances by faculty, including the dean himself, will highlight the formal investiture of Jamal J. Rossi as the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of Eastman School of Music.
A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval He has since evolved into one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.