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Centennial events

Join us as we celebrate Eastman’s rich history and promising future with Centennial Celebration events beginning in August 2021 and continuing through 2022. Events include world-premieres of more than forty new compositions, fanfares composed by Eastman alumni, acclaimed guest artists performing alongside Eastman’s faculty and ensembles, national academic and music conferences, alumni events throughout the country, a documentary being produced in partnership with WXXI, and more! Additional information and an updated schedule of events will be forthcoming. Check back frequently for a full listing of in-person and virtual events.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 2:30pm – Kilbourn Hall
Centennial Convocation

Monday, September 13, 2021
Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor
Allen Vizzutti’s Centennial Premiere “River of Light“. Quasar (Premiere)
Hanson/Scatterday: Fanfare No. 2 (Centennial Fanfare); Schwantner: From a Dark Millennium
7:30 PM to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Hanson: Chorale and Alleliua; Turina/Reed: La Procession du Rocio; Simon: Sweet Chariot; Danyew: Lauda; Kloth: Wings Extended (Centennial Fanfare)
7:30 PM to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Friday, September 17, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Michael Burritt, percussion

The center piece on the program is Koolish Zein, a three-movement work for solo marimba and vibraphone with percussion quartet and electronics by New Zealand composer John Psathas, written for Michael Burritt and commissioned by a consortium of universities including Eastman. Professor Burritt will be joined by Assistant Professor of Music Theory Matt Curlee ‘01E (MM) for the premiere of Curlee’s new work, Something Hiding in the Light, a piano and marimba duo with percussion quartet. In addition, the program offers premieres of All Green Lights, a percussion duo by Kyle Peters ‘17E (MM) and Michael Burritt’s newest solo work, Blue Smoke.
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibb St.

Friday, September 24, 2021
Voice and Opera Department: Ben Moore Residency
The work of Ben Moore has been called “brilliant” and “gorgeously lyrical” by the New York Times; Opera News has praised the “easy tunefulness” and “romantic sweep” of his songs, which have been performed by such singers as Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Robert White, Nathan Gunn and Audra McDonald.
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Eastman Virtuosi
Premiere of Composer and Eastman alumnus Jon Lin Chua’s (‘18E) work titled “…and she said…” performed by Professors Renée Jolles, violin, and Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano. Mozart Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563 performed by Renée Jolles, violin, Masumi Per Rostad, viola, and Steven Doane, cello.
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibb St.

Friday, October 1, 2021
A Collaborative Celebration: Eastman School of Music 100th Anniversary and Garth Fagan Dance 50th Anniversary.
Garth Fagan Dance, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and the Eastman Saxophone Project join forces for the premiere of a composition written specifically for these groups by Eastman alumnus Baljinder Sekhon.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.
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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Morning Chamber Music. Curtis Stewart, violin
Celebrating the extraordinary talent that comes from the Eastman School of Music, the Morning Chamber Music series presents distinguished alumni who represent the rich diversity of the school. The series is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Shreedevi K. Pandya.
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Eastman Chorale, Bach Cantatas. William Weinert, conductor.
Hanson: Prayer of the Middle Ages; Hailstork: The God of Glory Thunders; Shein: Psalm 116; Argento: I Hate and I Love; Bach; TBD
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Monday, October 4, 2021
Faculty Artist Series – Charles Pillow, jazz saxophone with Bill Dobbins, piano.
Music composed by Maria Schneider, Charles Pillow and Bill Dobbins
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor
EWE: Clifton Williams: Fanfare and Allegro; Theofanidis: I wander in a dream of my own making; Nelson: Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H)
EWO: Gandolfi: Vientos y Tangos; Omar Thomas: Of Our New Day Begun; Mennin: Canzona
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Friday, October 8, 2021
Eastman Wind Ensemble and Chorale. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor
EWE: Clifton Williams: Fanfare and Allegro; (CMS conference) Theofanidis: I wander in a dream of my own making; Nelson: Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H)
CHORALE: TBD
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Musicology Symposium Series: Celebrating Alumni
Seth Brodsky ( ’07E PhD), University of Chicago
4:30-6:00p.m.
NSL 404 (Sibley Music Library)

Monday, October 18, 2021
Eastman Philharmonia. Neil Varon conductor and Andrea McGaugh, mezzo soprano
Frazier: Hear the Future Now (Centennial Fanfare); Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Neil Varon, conductor
Chanu: 30 break 30 (Centennial Fanfare); Berio: Rendering; Schubert: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Friday, October 29, 2021
New Horizon’s 30th Anniversary
Celebrating 30 years of a community of music-makers flourishing in a non-competitive, collaborative, and supportive environment. Premiere of Lawrence Neeck’s work.
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Tony Caramia, piano
“Music from the Dawn of Eastman: pieces published or composed in 1921”
Performing with Mike Kaupa, Kyle Vock, and Kristen Shine McGuire (and hopefully, Anthony Dean Griffey). May include Amy Beach’s Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op. 90
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.

Monday, November 1, 2021
Eastman Wind Ensemble.
Hodkinson: Six-Pack (Symphony No. 10); Rogers: Three Japanese Dances; Tyzik: Trilogy on Themes by Howard Hanson; Lee: Fanfare for the Unspoken Heroes of Our Times (Centennial)
Premiere of Ivan Trevino’s work , title TK
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor
Wilson: Shortcut Home; Titlebaum: Lifelong Journey premiere; Benson: The Solitary Dancer; Husa: Divertimento for Brass and Percussion
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Eastman Philharmonia. Neil Varon, conductor
Stern: Lift Up Your Heads O’ Ye Gates (Centennial fanfare); Mozart: Marriage of Figaro – Overture; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical“; Chopin: Concerto for Piano in E minor
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Friday, November 12, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Michael Wayne, clarinet.
An Homage to Stanley Hasty and Peter Hadcock
Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy arranged by Stanley Hasty as a staple of his studio; Rebecca Clarke’s Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale recorded by Peter Hadcock; as well as Arthur Benjamin’s Tombeau de Ravel that Hadcock performed at Eastman for Hasty’s 25th anniversary concert.
7:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Renee Jolles, violin, and Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano
Celebrating Another Centennial: 100 Years of Women Suffrage in the United States
Featuring compositions by: Gabriela Lena Frank, Jennifer Higdon, and Amy Beach
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano
Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas (1820-1822). Celebrating the 200th anniversary of these piano masterpieces.
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibb St.

Friday, November 19, 2021
Eastman Trombone Choir 80th Anniversary Concert. Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind, conductors
Featuring guest soloist Michael Davis, trombone and Donald Hunsberger, conductor.
Repertoire includes music of Ethan Cypress and Michael Davis
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Double Reed Choir: Premiere of Zoe Yucong Wang’s work
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Eastman School Lowry Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor
Danyew: Magnolia Star; Reed: Russian Christmas Music; Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and Living; Balzun: Eastman Centennial Fanfare (Centennial Fanfare)
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Faculty Artist Series: Marina Lomazov, piano
Premiere of three-piece set by Carter Pann. Program will revolve around American composers who pioneered bringing other genre references into a classical style medium: Bernstein (Broadway), Bolcom (ragtime), and Carter Pann, who was a student of Bolcom. Schumann’s Kreisleriana will feature in the first half of the concert.
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibb St.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Eastman Philharmonia. Neil Varon, conductor
Heinick: Centenary Fanfarade (Centennial Fanfare); Verdi: Forza del Destino – Overture; TBD flute concerto; TBD
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday and Steven Williamson, conductors
Hanson: Dies Natalis; Diamond: Hearts Music; Corigliano: Concerto for Clarinet
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Friday, January 14, 2022
Eastman Opera Theatre Presents: Postcard from Morocco (Online Stream)
Eastman Opera Theatre (EOT) is thrilled to premiere Postcard from Morocco, released for on-demand streaming starting August 13. Postcard from Morocco is by Eastman alumnus Dominick Argento ‘58E (PhD) and John Donahue. This production will be directed by Steven Daigle and music directed by Timothy Long.
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Learn more by visiting the Eastman Opera Theatre website.

March 1–7, 2022
100 Concerts for 100 Years
Click here to learn more and to submit your performance

March 21–25, 2022
Women in Music Festival

March 3–6, 2022
Eastman Opens Its Doors to the Community

April 18–20, 2022
Gateways Music Festival

May 15, 2022
Commencement: Graduation of the Centennial Class

September 29 – October 2, 2022
Eastman Centennial Celebration: Meliora Weekend 2022

Philharmonic orchestra playing on stage at the Eastman Theatre

100 YEARS OF EASTMAN

Honor a century of music and the century to come.

Philharmonic orchestra playing on stage at the Eastman Theatre

100 YEARS OF EASTMAN

Honor a century of music and the century to come.

Make sure you are staying up to date on future centennial events! The easiest way to do so is to make sure you are on the mailing list for EastmanMAIL, our monthly e-newsletter. We will be bringing the centennial celebration to you around the world in 2021 and 2022. You can email us at Eastman100@rochester.edu if you want to sign up for the mailing list or if you have any questions or comments.