Tag: Eastman School of Music

New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

May 13, 2016

The Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Music Festival, which have partnered since 1995, have announced a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.

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Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

May 10, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the University a $20,000 grant to support the Music in the American Wild project. Over the summer, seven Eastman musicians will perform the music of 11 Eastman composers in seven national parks.

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Eastman Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

Eastman Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

April 27, 2016

The Eastman Philharmonia returns to New York City for first time in more than 25 years this November with a concert featuring a new composition by Pulitzer Prize–winning alumnus Kevin Puts ’99E and soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM).

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Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

April 18, 2016

The Avangrid Foundation has committed $400,000 to the project to renovate the historic space, and the Kenneth and Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation Inc. will contribute $300,000.

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Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

April 11, 2016

Named for the famed singer-actress, this year’s Lotte Lenya finalists represent a diverse range of performers, ages 21 to 31, from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.

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Eastman School marks 100th birthday of electronic music composer Milton Babbit

Eastman School marks 100th birthday of electronic music composer Milton Babbit

April 11, 2016

The Eastman School of Music will host a colloquium and concert honoring one of the most extraordinary American composers and musical thinkers of the twentieth century.

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NEH grants support three Rochester professors

NEH grants support three Rochester professors

March 30, 2016

Susan Uselmann and Thomas Devaney were awarded “Enduring Questions” grants, which aim to help in “the development of a new course that demonstrates the enduring value of the Humanities by extending beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.” Peter Christensen has received a Summer Stipend.

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Freeing the pipe organ from the usual grind

Freeing the pipe organ from the usual grind

March 11, 2016

“Ninety-nine point nine percent of organists make their living at a church job, with some teaching and the occasional concert,” says David Higgs, who chairs one of the country’s biggest pipe organ departments at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

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Electronic music meets post-bop jazz

Electronic music meets post-bop jazz

March 2, 2016

On ‘Kneedelus,’ Kneebody, a jazz quintet with an edge, teams up with Daedelus, an extraordinary experimenter in electronic music.

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Eastman jazz composer continues Leap Day concert tradition

Eastman jazz composer continues Leap Day concert tradition

February 26, 2016

Jazz pianist, composer, and professor Harold Danko has persisted in celebrating February 29s for his special ““Quadrennial Event” performances over the last 36 years.

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