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Annual concert celebrates legacy of William Warfield

Annual concert celebrates legacy of William Warfield

December 14, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser ’18, a junior at the Eastman School of Music, will perform in the concert benefiting the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, which has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at Eastman since it was established in 1977.

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Eastman School artists earn Emmy nominations

Eastman School artists earn Emmy nominations

December 8, 2015

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute, and Eastman alumni Bod Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM), Maria Schneider ’85E (MM), John Fedchock ’85E (MM), Kristian Bezuidenhout ’01E, ’04E (MM), Martha Cluver ’03E, and Eric Dudley ’01E are among the nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

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<em>Compartmented:</em> Regional artists to perform in historic space

Compartmented: Regional artists to perform in historic space

December 2, 2015

Seventeen artists from the region will take over ‘The Sunday School’ located in the back of the Rochester Lyric Opera Theatre for two evenings of site-specific installations, dance, and performance art organized by the University’s Program of Dance and Movement.

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Alumnus helps give Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery a modern face-lift

Alumnus helps give Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery a modern face-lift

November 30, 2015

For years, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., suffered from something of an identity crisis. “Initially we were conceived almost like a hall of fame. It was very much the political nation,” says David Ward ’74, the museum’s senior historian. “We’ve struggled against that. And I think we’ve successfully struggled against that.”

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Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents <i>Yerma</i>

Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents Yerma

November 16, 2015

The International Theatre program explores one woman’s struggle against the status quo through Federico Garcia Lorca’s famed tragedy, Yerma, which runs through December 13 in Todd Theater.

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Daguerreotype exhibit explores nanotechnology’s role in preserving local history

Daguerreotype exhibit explores nanotechnology’s role in preserving local history

November 13, 2015

While damage to daguerreotype plates is often visible by eye, evidence of further deterioration may only be detected at the nano level. The University is leading groundbreaking research that bridges the gap between science, history, and the arts.

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Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

November 5, 2015

The New York City-based dance company’s work explores contemporary views of intimacy and truth telling, such as the need for safety, longing to connect, and the desire to be seen.

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Polish Film Festival explores universal themes of struggle, hope

Polish Film Festival explores universal themes of struggle, hope

October 29, 2015

This year’s Polish Film Festival, put on by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, features stories of elusive happiness, personal struggles, history, and murder.

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University Brass Choir presents annual ‘Spooktacular’ concert

University Brass Choir presents annual ‘Spooktacular’ concert

October 27, 2015

“Going Nuts! A Halloween Spooktacular,” an evening of rock, metal, and popular music re-purposed for brass instruments, just in time for Halloween.

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A Halloween dance/theater event: <i>When the Souls Rise</i>

A Halloween dance/theater event: When the Souls Rise

October 20, 2015

University of Rochester’s Program of Dance and Movement’s presents When the Souls Rise, an original production that celebrates Halloween through dance, music, and drama. This is the first time the show will be performed at a university.

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