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Ceremonies celebrating appointment of Eastman Music School dean

Ceremonies celebrating appointment of Eastman Music School dean

October 26, 2014

Ceremonies marking the formal appointment of the new Dean of the Eastman School of Music took place Sunday. Jamal Rossi’s investiture ceremonies in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre included a classical saxophone performance by the dean. The ceremonies also included the presentation of the Luminary Award to Martin Messinger, a longtime supporter of the University of Rochester.

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Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

October 20, 2014

Jazz and classical music performances by faculty, including the dean himself, will highlight the formal investiture of Jamal J. Rossi as the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of Eastman School of Music.

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Eastman Opera Theatre presents ‘Albert Herring’

October 17, 2014

The three-act, two-and-a-half-hour production by Benjamin Britten, a witty comedy and a pointed satire of British small-town attitudes, begins production Thursday, November 6.

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Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

October 13, 2014

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval He has since evolved into one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.

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Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

October 13, 2014

Ms. Shane, who was a professor at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, sang regularly with the Met until 1982. Her roles included Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Pamira in Rossini’s “Siege of Corinth,” the title role in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and roles in three Verdi operas.

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Celebrating Andre Previn at 85

Celebrating Andre Previn at 85

October 10, 2014

A new work by Andre Previn will receive its world premiere by the Eastman Wind Ensemble this evening at the Eastman School of Music. The all-Previn program will feature several of the composer’s chamber music pieces, and an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Rochester will be awarded to Mr. Previn during the concert.

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Andre Previn at 85

Andre Previn at 85

October 9, 2014

Composer, conductor, and pianist Andre Previn speaks during a discussion in the Eastman School of Music’s Hatch Hall. A new work by Previn, Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached) will receive its world premiere in a concert by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 10, as part of an all-Previn program.

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Eastman School and UR combining opera and comic books

Eastman School and UR combining opera and comic books

October 7, 2014

A series of events called “The Veils of Salomé,” at both the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, studies the intersections between religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries.

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‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

October 3, 2014

The art of organ accompaniment to silent film will be explored in an upcoming four-day event that includes screenings of several iconic movies from the early 20th century.

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Eastman lutist receives album honors

Eastman lutist receives album honors

October 2, 2014

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute and one of the most influential figures in the study and performance of early music, is receiving international recognition for the albums My Favorite Dowland and Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphee aux enfers; La Couronne de Fleurs.

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