Tag: Eastman School of Music

House of jazz

House of jazz

April 16, 2015

Eastman School of Music alumnus Jeff Beal ’85 leads a small group coaching session with jazz students Eugene Bisdikian, Chase Ellison, and Billy Petito in Howard Hansen Hall. Beal, the Emmy-winning composer of the House of Cards score, is visiting Eastman to host master classes and an evening of film music.

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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

April 14, 2015

In our second hour, the best television theme song ever might be the score for House of Cards, and the composer is an Eastman grad who is coming back to Rochester. Jeff Beal is responsible for the haunting score that has captivated the binge-watching House of Cards crowd (including the host of Connections).

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Eastman Saxophone Project takes Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center

Eastman Saxophone Project takes Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center

April 2, 2015

The Eastman Saxophone Project, a conductorless ensemble whose student members garner top prizes in chamber music and saxophone competitions, will appear at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, April 23, as part of The Conservatory Project.

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Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

April 1, 2015

Jeff Beal, one of the most prolific and respected composers for film, television, and the concert hall, returns to his alma mater in April and will headline a concert of film screenings accompanied by live music performed by Eastman and University of Rochester students.

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Eastman hosts international Lotte Lenya Competition

Eastman hosts international Lotte Lenya Competition

March 26, 2015

Fourteen exceptionally talented young singer-actors will compete for the top prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 18. The Lenya Competition has grown into an internationally recognized theater singing competition since its founding in 1998.

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Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

March 12, 2015

Ned Rorem’s opera treatment of Our Town, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 9 through 12 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The production is the first in upstate New York since the opera’s professional debut at the Lake George Opera in July 2006.

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Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

March 12, 2015

The Eastman School of Music has named James Doser as Director of its Institute for Music Leadership. That program provides courses, internship, mentoring and other activities that focus on development musicians’ leadership potential and help bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds.

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Italian baroque organ concert series presents Publick Musick

Italian baroque organ concert series presents Publick Musick

March 6, 2015

Rochester’s Publick Musick will be joined by Boston-based soprano Shari Alise Wilson and organist Edoardo Bellotti for two performances of music from the early Italian Baroque period on Thursday, March 19, at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

February 26, 2015

House of Cards returns to Netflix queues around the country on Friday, when every episode of the third season will become available to viewers. Once again, the Emmy-winning series about the Machiavellian machinations of Washington politics will be propelled by a distinctive score. That music is the work of composer Jeff Beal.

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