August 9, 2016

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Eastman Faculty Recitals Give Audience Chance to Hear Renowned Artists on Local Stages

Faculty Artist Series 2016-2017

Faculty Artist Series 2016-2017

The new season of Eastman School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series, supported by Patricia Ward-Baker, starts Wednesday, Aug. 31, with solo and chamber recitals of classical and jazz performances ranging from flute to trumpet and cello. The recitals give local music lovers the chance to hear the talented artists perform on their home turf during their busy schedules of frequent appearances across the world.

The 2016 performances will be held in the School’s acoustically superb Hatch Recital and Kilbourn Halls, where the variety of dates and times will make it possible to find recitals that fit into everyone’s schedule. Organ recitals will take place off-campus at various local churches. The 2017 performances will be announced later this fall.

Tickets to the Faculty Artist Series recitals are $10 general admission and are free to University of Rochester ID holders and current series subscribers. Tickets are available in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.), online at, or by calling (585) 274-3000.

The schedule of upcoming fall season recitals features:

Wednesday, August 31: Bonita Boyd, flute. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Thursday, Sept. 1: Russell Miller, piano, and guest artist Jolyon Pegis, cello. Music of Beethoven, Hindemith, and Franck. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Friday, Sep 2: Eastman Jazz Faculty.  8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Saturday, Sept. 3: Eastman Virtuosi. Kathryn Cowdrick, mezzo-soprano; Edward Rothmel, piano; Bin Huang, violin; Alan Harris, cello; Kenneth Grant, clarinet; Siu Yan Luk, piano; W. Peter Kurau, French horn; Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano. Music of Hoiby, Fauré, and Reinecke. 8 p.m.,Kilbourn Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 6: Robert Swensen, tenor, and Nicholas Goluses, guitar. Music of Walton, Argento, Rodrigo, Britten, and Seiber. 8 p.m.,Hatch Recital Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 7: Bin Huang, violin. Music of Pisendel, Bach, Ysaÿe, and Paganini. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall,

Monday, Sept.  12: Johnandrew Slominski, piano. Music of Ravel, Chopin, Schubert, and Krauze.8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Alan Harris, cello, with Siu Yan Luk, piano. Music of Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Friday, Sept. 30: Renée Jolles, violin, and Carol Rodland, viola. Music of Fuchs, Sierra, and Mozart. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Friday, Oct. 7: Eastman Virtuosi. Music of Brahms and Adler. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Monday, Oct. 10: Clay Jenkins, jazz trumpet, with Mark Kellogg, trombone. Program to feature original compositions for duo, trio, quartet, and sextet.8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Charles Pillow, jazz saxophone. With Clay Jenkins, trumpet, and Mark Kellogg, trombone.8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Thursday, Oct. 13: Beryl Garver, piano. With Eastman vocal students Sara DeFranco, Keely Futterer, Hannah Harrow, and Sarah Korath, sopranos. Hindemith: Das Marienleben (“The Life of Mary”), Op. 27. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Thursday, Oct.  27: Edoardo Bellotti and Nathan Laube, organ; Christ Church Schola Cantorum, Stephen Kennedy, director. An evening of chant and chant-inspired repertoire. 8 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park (part of the 2016 EROI Festival. Tickets: $15 regular/$10 student)

Friday, Oct. 28: David Higgs and William Porter, organ.  8 p.m., Christ Church, 141 East Ave. (part of the 2016 EROI Festival. Tickets: $15 regular/$10 student)

Sunday, Oct. 30: Tony Caramia, piano. Music of Richard Rodney Bennett and Chick Corea. 3 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Thursday, Dec. 1: Steven Doane, cello, and Barry Snyder, piano. A program of duos. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Sunday, Dec. 4: David Ying, cello. 3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

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