July 30, 2016

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First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts at Eastman School of Music

Eastman will host several Fringe Festival acts in its venues.

Eastman will host several Fringe Festival performances in its venues.

The Eastman School of Music is once again part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival and will host a dozen shows in its venues beginning Friday, Sept. 16.

More information on Fringe is available on the festival website www.rochesterfringe.com . Tickets for all Fringe events are also on sale on the festival website. For more on both Eastman and University of Rochester participation in the festival, visit http://www.rochester.edu/arts/fringe/ .  

The schedule of Fringe Festival shows that are taking place at Eastman is:

Friday, September 16: MERGED IV. International choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen premiere new works melded with live music and film.

7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: rochesterfringe.com; (585) 957-9837

Friday, September 16: Patton Oswalt. One of today’s hottest comedians, Oswalt has five television specials and four critically acclaimed comedy albums, two of which were Grammy-nominated.

9 p.m.; Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Tickets: www.EastmanTheatre.org; (585) 274-3000

Saturday, September 17:  English Country Dancers. Dancers in Regency Period costume demonstrate and teach several English country dances of the time.

4 p.m.; Sproull Atrium at Miller Center, 25 Gibbs St.

Free

Saturday, September 17:  Invisible Boxes. A new work from faculty member Dave Rivello, accompanied by dance and light, explores interactions and intersections by people living inside their own “invisible boxes.”

6:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m.

Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: rochesterfringe.com; (585) 957-9837

Sunday, September 18: Gospel Sunday

2 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Free

Monday, September 19: MERGED IV. International choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen premiere new works melded with live music and film.

7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: rochesterfringe.com; (585) 957-9837

Tuesday, September 20: MERGED IV. International choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen premiere new works melded with live music and film.

7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: rochesterfringe.com; (585) 957-9837

Thursday, September 22: Scarred by the Somme. A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest engagements in WWI, the program shows images of events before, during, and after the battle accompanied by music written at the same time by Claude Debussy. This production by Table Top Opera, a chamber ensemble of Eastman faculty, students, alumni, and friends, considers how the Somme scarred people and landscapes in 1916, and how current conflicts have similar effects today.

7 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Tickets: rochesterfringe.com; (585) 957-9837

Saturday, September 24: End of Time. The Eastman Percussion Ensemble under the direction of faculty member Michael Burritt will present an immersive sound experience. The program includes Burritt’s virtuoso marimba quartet “180” and the seminal work of Iannis Xenakis “persephassa.”

3 and 7 p.m. ;Sproull Atrium at Miller Center, 25 Gibbs St.

Free

In addition, SoundExChange, an ensemble of Eastman alumni formed while the musicians were still students, will join BIODANCE to present a program titled “Anomaly” at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Strasenburgh Planetarium at 7 p.m. on September 15 and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.

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