Tag: Eastman School of Music

17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

17-year-old virtuoso wins Young Artists International Piano Competition

July 20, 2015

Brian Le, 17, of Silver Spring, Md,, was awarded first prize in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Saturday, July 18, following a stellar performance of the first movement Allegro maestoso of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E Minor.

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University on the Fringe

University on the Fringe

July 14, 2015

From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester. Since its founding in 2009, the festival has doubled in size with more than 450 performances and more than 60,000 attendees.

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Classical musicians sing employment blues

Classical musicians sing employment blues

June 30, 2015

“There’s never been a time in history when musicians graduated from music schools and there are just jobs ‘o plenty waiting for them,” said Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music. “Music is a competitive profession. It’s always been a competitive profession.”

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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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Jazz in the air

Jazz in the air

June 24, 2015

Alumni recipients of the ESM-XRIJF Scholarships perform on the Jazz Street stage downtown during the 14th annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival,

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Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

June 11, 2015

Twenty-four of the world’s top teen-aged pianists will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition next month. The week-long event of adjudicated performances, master classes, and recitals by award-winning guest artists—all of which are open to the public—begins Sunday, July 12.

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Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

June 8, 2015

Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.

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World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

May 20, 2015

Guest artists will bring music from India, Portugal, and South Asia to the Kilbourn Hall stage as part of the World Music Series for 2015-2016.

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Eastman Presents concert series concludes successful inaugural season

Eastman Presents concert series concludes successful inaugural season

May 18, 2015

More than 8,000 patrons attended concerts in the inaugural season of the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Presents series, enjoying the talents of guest artists ranging from Broadway stars Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters to the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

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