Tag: Eastman School of Music

Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

November 11, 2014

Renowned for what the New York Times has described as “the gorgeousness of the singing,” the ensemble is appearing as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series.

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School looks to expand repertoire

School looks to expand repertoire

November 7, 2014

Jamal Rossi sees a bright future for the Eastman School of Music.

The schools dean was honored late last month at an investiture ceremony, taking the opportunity to honor the schools past while also looking forward to its future.

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An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

November 6, 2014

Tonight and Saturday, Eastman School of Music Professor Douglas Humpherys will appear as a guest pianist with the RPO, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. We asked RPO Marketing Intern Matthew Langford to interview Humpherys about the Russian composer and his famous first concerto.

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Brawl in the concert hall

Brawl in the concert hall

October 31, 2014

For Eastman School of Music professor James VanDemark, the similarities between boxing and music don’t just end there. An internationally renowned double bass soloist, VanDemark took up boxing five years ago and saw immediate benefits to his performance.

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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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