The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as “often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame.”
Titled “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human Voice,” this October’s Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival features the premiere performance of a new hymn commissioned for the event, plus lectures, master classes, and performances at historic organs across Rochester.
Catherine Jane Arlidge, a U.K. national who received her Master of Music degree at Eastman in 1988, was named to the Queen’s new year honors list for her service to music education through her projects connecting young people with classical music.
The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.
The January double-bill production features the well-known work Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) by Giacomo Puccini and the rarely performed Mese Mariano (Mary’s Month) by Umberto Giordano.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.