Tag: Eastman School of Music

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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Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

February 25, 2015

Two big questions were quickly answered at Wednesday morning’s press conference introducing the fourth class of inductees into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. No, there is not yet an actual physical home for the hall. And yes, Wilmer Alexander Jr. is still alive.

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World-Renowned Taiko Drumming pioneers perform In Kodak Hall

World-Renowned Taiko Drumming pioneers perform In Kodak Hall

February 16, 2015

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, the performing arts ensemble Kodo will perform its “One Earth Tour: Mystery” program which evokes the mood of splendor and awe found in sacred places.

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Eastman celebrates 400th anniversary of legendary work by Frescobaldi

Eastman celebrates 400th anniversary of legendary work by Frescobaldi

February 9, 2015

Two departments at the Eastman School of Music are collaborating on a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication Primo Libro di Toccate in 1615 by Girolamo Frescobaldi. The five-day event will include lecture presentations, master classes, and performances of the composer’s seminal work.

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Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

February 8, 2015

O’Dette, professor of lute, won for Best Opera Recording, and Ludwig, alumnus and mastering engineer, took home three Grammys: Best Surround Sound Album, for his work on Beyoncé; Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, for Beck’s Morning Phase; and Album of the Year.

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Pianist Peter Serkin performs with Eastman Philharmonia

Pianist Peter Serkin performs with Eastman Philharmonia

January 27, 2015

Distinguished American pianist and classical music legend Peter Serkin will perform with the Eastman School of Music’s Philharmonia orchestra under conductor Neil Varon on Saturday, Feb. 21,

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Organ concert celebrates University of Rochester Press, new book on Mendelssohn

Organ concert celebrates University of Rochester Press, new book on Mendelssohn

January 23, 2015

Audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear the entire Eastman School of Music organ department faculty perform during a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the University of Rochester Press and publication of a book edited by Eastman musicologist Jürgen Thym.

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Eastman School presents workshop on changing marketplace at national chamber music conference

Eastman School presents workshop on changing marketplace at national chamber music conference

December 29, 2014

At the annual Chamber Music America conference in New York City, the Eastman School’s Institute for Music Leadership will present a day-long workshop titled “How to Succeed in a Changing Musical World,” covering branding, technology, audience development, and collaborations.

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Scholarship benefit concerts continues legacy of William Warfield

Scholarship benefit concerts continues legacy of William Warfield

December 23, 2014

The William Warfield Scholarship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at the Eastman School since it was founded in 1977. On Sunday, Jan. 9, a benefit concert featuring this year’s recipient, soprano Alicia Rosser ’17, will be held in Kilbourn Hall.

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Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

December 19, 2014

Eastman Studies in Music seriesWith the recent publication of its 100th title, the Eastman Studies in Music series shows great breadth in an era of increasing musical specialization.

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