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Jon Batiste brings jazz carnival to Eastman

Jon Batiste’s performance at the Kodak Hall this Saturday evening highlighted this year’s celebration of Meliora Weekend. Batiste is a…

Impressive. . . Most Impressive: Rochester Philharmonic and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Reflect on the first time you saw “Star Wars.” The hum of a lightsaber, the epic laser battles, the intricate…

Eastman Percussion Ensemble performs ‘Drumming’ at Fringe

Festival goers flocked around the final outdoor happenings of the Rochester Fringe Festival while the Eastman Percussion Ensemble gathered in…

The George Eastman Museum and the Eastman ghost

No figure looms larger in the collective consciousness of UR and Rochester than George Eastman, whose creation of the Eastman…

‘The Light in the Piazza’ provides warmth and levity

Cold, wet snow was falling from dark skies over the Eastman Theatre on Friday evening, but the welcoming light inside offered…

‘Les Enfants Terribles’ tells a twisted tale

In a small, intimate “black box” theater at Eastman School of Music, Philip Glass’ opera “Les Enfants Terribles,” based on…

Redbeard Samurai sets sights high for musical future

Redbeard Samurai’s sound is one that seeks to combine the broad appeal and entertainment value of hip-hop with the refinement, intricacy, and musicality of jazz and soul music.

Tony Bennett ever better with time

Up on stage, Bennett looks and sounds like an elder statesman of jazz, as essential today as he was back then.

River Campus musicians play to their own tune

To get a feel for UR’s music scene, I spoke with four upperclassmen whose varied involvements include for-credit lessons at Eastman and underground basement shows.

Eastman takes on Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”

The Eastman School of Music recently put on its spring opera—”Le Nozze di Figaro” (in English, “The Marriage of Figaro”), one of Mozart’s most famous operas.