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Festival Week

Rochester Business Journal
December 3, 2010

The opening of the Eastman East Wing will mark the completion of the Eastman School of Music's expansion and theater renovation project.

The 61,800-square-foot addition will be an integral part of the Rochester community, Eastman officials said. It is scheduled to open to the public during the school's New Eastman Evolution Festival Week, Dec. 6 to 12. The community celebration will include concerts, lectures and tours, many of them free.

Admission to events marked with asterisks is free. For more information, call the school's concert office at 274-1110 or visit www.esm.rochester.edu/evolution.

Monday, Dec. 6

Tour of the Eastman East Wing*: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Eastman Theatre Oval Lobby

Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra Concert*: 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Master Classes Live From Norway*: Opera and horn students and faculty from the Eastman School join counterparts from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo for performance, teaching and an audience Q&A. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

"The History and Future of Eastman School of Music"*: Lecture by Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School, 1972 to 1996. 3:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Tour of the Eastman East Wing*: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Eastman Theatre Oval Lobby

Kilbourn Concert Series: Steven Isserlis, cello, and Jeremy Denk, piano. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. Tickets: RPO box office, 108 East Ave.; 454-2100; www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Chamber music master class*: With pianist Jeremy Denk. 9:30 a.m., Kilbourn Hall

Master class*: With composer Oliver Knussen. 10 a.m., Ciminelli Lounge, Student Living Center

Master class*: With cellist Steven Isserlis. 10:30 a.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Tour of the Eastman East Wing*: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Eastman Theatre Oval Lobby

"The Architect's Vision"*: An overview of the Eastman renovation and expansion by its lead architect, Craig Jensen of CJS Architects. 7 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Eastman New Jazz Ensemble concert: 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Thursday, Dec. 9

Handel's "Messiah," Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society: 7:30 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Tickets: RPO Box Office, 454-2100

Eastman Repertory Singers and Women's Chorus concert*: 8 p.m., Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 N. Chestnut St.

Musica Nova concert*: With guest composer Oliver Knussen. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Friday, Dec. 10

Grand Opening Dedication Concert: Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman-Rochester Chorus*: 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Saturday, Dec. 11

Tour of the Eastman East Wing*: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Eastman Theatre Oval Lobby

Handel's "Messiah," Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society: 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Tickets: RPO box office, 454-2100

Sunday, Dec. 12

Tour of the Eastman East Wing*: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Eastman Theatre Oval Lobby

Eastman Chamber Music Marathon*: Students, faculty and RPO musicians celebrate Eastman's new recital hall with performances throughout the day. Noon to 9 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall

Candlelight Concert: Hans Davidsson, David Higgs and William Porter, organists*: Eastman organ faculty perform music on the Craighead-Saunders organ. 8:30 p.m., Christ Church, 141 East Ave.

The Office of Compline, Christ Church Schola Cantorum*: 9 p.m., Christ Church, 141 East Ave.

12/3/10 (c) 2010 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.


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