This annual festival, begun in 2002, celebrates the unique Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) and the “king of instruments” — bringing prominent organists, scholars, researchers, and organ builders to Rochester each year.
First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival debuted in 2012, attracting more than 30,000 attendees in its first year. It’s an all-out, no-holds-barred, multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival featuring international, national and local artists. The “Fringe,” as it is called, showcases theatre, comedy, visual arts, family entertainment, music, dance, physical theatre, musical theatre, opera, poetry, literature, and experiences that have yet to be imagined. Rochester’s Fringe is a proud member of the US Association of Fringe Festivals, and is already one of the largest in the country, having drawn more than 60,000 attendees in 2013.
Two of the Eastman School of Music’s performance spaces (Kilbourn Hall and Sproull Atrium at Miller Center) serve as venues during Fringe. Tickets for events at Eastman’s venues will be available at www.EastmanTheatre.org.
Music for All
This extensive music outreach program (begun in 1995) takes classical music from the concert hall into the community. Each year, more than 50 Eastman student chamber music groups present concerts for audiences of all ages throughout the Rochester area.
Women in Music Festival (2005-2014)
New in 2005, this festival is a celebration of women involved in all aspects of music, including composition, performance, scholarship, and administration.
Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival
Each May, this festival features a week of nightly concerts, recitals, lectures, juries, and other fun events sponsored by the Eastman Community Music School.
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
The Eastman School is a sponsor and a key venue for this international jazz festival, launched in 2002 and occurring every June, which is now one of the nation’s fastest growing, most successful music festivals.