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Friday, July 3, 2015
Summer@Eastman: Eastman Jazz Faculty Quartet
Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 PM


Trio East is Eastman's very own world-class, recorded and regularly performing jazz combo. The ensemble is comprised of faculty members Jeff Campbell (bass), Clay Jenkins (trumpet), and Rich Thompson (drums). They will be joined by special guest  Harold Danko (piano) to form the Eastman Jazz Faculty Quartet.


Tickets $10 general admission, free to U/R ID holders.

Going for Baroque Memorial Art Gallery 1436115600 1436115600 Enjoy a 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the Italian Baroque organ by Christopher Petit, a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Repeated at 3 pm. Included in Gallery admission.    ]]> Going for Baroque Memorial Art Gallery 1436122800 1436122800 Enjoy a 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the Italian Baroque organ by Christopher Petit, a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Also at 1 pm. Included in Gallery admission.    ]]> Sunset Concerts Eastman School - Off Campus Christ Church 1436140800 1436148000

 Please join us for our final performance of Sunset Concerts 2015!

We're looking forward to sharing some seriously passionate and powerful music with you at this final concert of the season.

Looking forward to seeing you downtown at beautiful Christ Church!

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Minor
Olga Krayterman, piano
Alex Tatarinov + Noemi Miloradovic, violins
Alex Trygstad, viola
Daniel Ketter, cello
Spencer Phillips, bass

Sergei Rachmaninov: Elegiac Trio
Erika Pinkerton, violin
Audrey Q Snyder, cello
Cameron Wilkens, piano

Leos Janacek: Mladi
Emlyn Johnson, flute
Jillian Honn, oboe
Ellen Breakfield-Glick, clarinet
Tiffany Valvo, bass clarinet
Jessica Wooldridge King, bassoon
Lauren Becker, horn

$10 suggested donation.

Summer@Eastman - Dave Rivello Jazz Ensemble Kilbourn Hall 1436225400 1436234400

Monday, July 6, 2015
Summer@Eastman: Dave Rivello Ensemble
Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 PM


Take one jazz composer with respect for the tradition and an ear for modern classical music, add 12 supremely talented jazz musicians, and you get one band that uniquely blends notated and improvised music into an experience that moves fellow musician and non musician alike.

The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a twelve-piece modern jazz orchestra playing new and original music. The ensemble, led by composer/conductor Dave Rivello, includes a standard jazz rhythm section (piano, bass, drums), three reed players, and six brass (including flugelhorn and tuba).

The Dave Rivello Ensemble was formed in 1993 by composer/conductor Dave Rivello as a vehicle for his original work, whose members are among the top players in Rochester. Past performances include Saint Peter’s church in New York City, many appearances at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, with Bob Brookmeyer, a weeklong residency at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady New York, Cornell University, Alfred University, Monroe Community College Jazz Festival, Coudersport Fine Arts Festival, annual concerts in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, several appearances on the Bop Shop record store’s concert series, and WGMC’s "Meet The Artist" series. The ensemble includes some of the best musicians in Rochester, and is continuing to be more in demand for festivals and clinics. Dave Rivello was voted "Best Big Band Leader" by City newspaper for his work with this ensemble.


Tickets are $10 general admission and are free to U/R ID holders.

Tuesday Pipes - featuring David Higgs Eastman School - Off Campus Christ Church 1436285400 1436286900

David Higgs

Eastman presents a new concert series every Tuesday. The performance will feature Eastman students, faculty, and alumni in a 25-minute lunchtime concert at Christ Church. Performances showcase the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. Events begin at 12:10pm and are free and open to the public.

This week's program will be presented by Prof. David Higgs, Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music.

Summer@Eastman - Summer Sing Kilbourn Hall 1436311800 1436320800

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Summer@Eastman: Summer Sing
Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 PM

Singers of all ages and abilities are again invited to take part in “Eastman Summer Sings,” the popular Eastman-Rochester Chorus series of choral music reading sessions.  Now marking its 21st season under director William Weinert, professor of conducting and director of choral activities at the Eastman School of Music, the series offers the Rochester community the opportunity to perform choral masterworks with Eastman faculty, Eastman students, and outstanding soloists from the area. Hundreds of Rochesterians have participated in these relaxed and engaging singing experiences through the years.

This season's first "Summer Sing" will feature Johannes Brahms's "German Requiem, Op. 45," conducted by Dr. William Weinert. Soloists to include soprano Paige Kiefner and baritone David Hahn.

Scores are provided at the door. The sessions are free, with a $5 suggested donation, and refreshments are also provided.

Summer@Eastman - Who Knows? Paul Hofmann & Chris Ziemba, jazz piano duo Kilbourn Hall 1436398200 1436407200

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Summer@Eastman: Paul Hofman and Chris Ziemba, jazz piano duo
Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 PM

Jazz pianists Paul Hofman and Chris Ziemba will perform selections from their new album of duets, Who Knows?. For more information about the album, click here.

Tickets $10 general admission, free to U/R ID holders.


Paul Hofmann

Paul Hofmann was born in Buffalo in 1962. His parents were Paul’s first piano teachers, and he went on to study at the National Music Camp (Interlochen, Michigan) and at Eastman, where for a year he served as chairman of the Eastman Community Music School jazz department.  At ECMS Paul teaches composition and jazz piano, as well as classes and improvisation workshops.  Hofmann has long been a featured instructor at Eastman's annual summer jazz camps, in addition to teaching a workshop with composer Dave Rivello.
In addition to Hofmann’s recordings for Sons of Sound Productions (appearing on Escapade, Interconnection, Fallen Angel, and Out of the Darkness with guitarist Bob Sneider), Paul is represented as composer on vocalist Kevin Mahogany’s Double Rainbow (Enja Records), Kevin Mahogany Big Band (Zebra Records) and on the Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra’s A Miracle (Sea Breeze Records), as pianist on The Kansas City Boulevard Big Band (Sea Breeze), and in both roles on Mike Melito’s ’Bout Time!, My Conception (both on MHR Records) and In The Tradition. In 2010 Paul and Bob released a third acclaimed duo disc (Origin Records) entitled Serve and Volley. Since 1991, MHR ( has been a primary outlet for Hofmann’s playing and composing.
Noted artists Hofmann has performed with include violinist Claude “Fiddler” Williams; bassist Ron Carter; drummers Steve Gadd and Tommy Ruskin; vocalists Diane Reeves and Karrin Allyson; trombonists Steve Davis and Fred Wesley; vibraphonist Joe Locke; trumpeters Byron Stripling and Joe Magnarelli; clarinetist Ken Peplowski; and saxophonists Anthony Braxton, Eric Alexander, Gerry Niewood, Joe Romano, Frank Tiberi, Don Menza, Richie Cole, Vincent Herring, Walt Weiskopf, Frank Basile, Grant Stewart, and Ralph Lalama. Paul has accompanied artists from baritone Robert Merrill to comedians Frank Gorshin and The Smothers Brothers, and once played piano for Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

Chris Ziemba

The winner of the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, pianist, composer, and arranger Chris Ziemba is receiving widespread critical acclaim. After years of classical instruction in his hometown outside Buffalo (born 1987), Chris realized his love for jazz music in high school, taking weekly trips to Rochester to study with Paul Hofmann. Ziemba then began studies under the tutelage of Harold Danko at Eastman, from which he earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Jazz Studies and Music Education as well as a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies.
In 2009 Chris debuted as guest artist on Marian McPartland’s radio broadcast “Piano Jazz.”  Ziemba also participated in two professional training workshops presented in conjunction with the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall: the Young Artists Workshop with Fred Hersch and the Advancing Jazz Improvisation Master Classes with Brad Mehldau. Chris then relocated to New York to begin a two-year program in Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. As a member of the Artist Diploma Ensemble, Ziemba participated in many performance and educational outreach tours.
Chris is currently involved in a number of projects in both the performing and teaching fields. Since 2012 he has accompanied vocalist Kurt Elling’s New York master classes and lessons. In 2013 Ziemba was featured on saxophonist Ted Nash’s release Chakra alongside many other leading jazz musicians. As a teaching artist with the New York Jazz Symposium Chris has been able to give back to students at jazz intensives in Melbourne, Australia and San Jose, CA. He is also a teaching artist with the Institute for Creative Music which presents clinics and residencies on jazz and improvised music across the US. Ziemba also holds a teaching position atYork College of the City University of New York.

Summer@Eastman - Summer Jazz Studies Participants - Small Ensembles Kilbourn Hall 1436468400 1436475600 Summer@Eastman - Dariusz Terefenko, jazz piano & Alexa Tarantino, saxophone Kilbourn Hall 1436484600 1436493600

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Summer@Eastman: Dariusz Terefenko, jazz piano; Alexa Tarantino, jazz saxophone
Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 PM


As a duo, recent Eastman alum, jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and Eastman jazz and music theory faculty member, pianist Dariusz Terefenko, present fresh takes on jazz standards and reinventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation. 

Tickets $10 general admission, free to U/R ID holders.