Eastman

The strangeness of love and war in Eastman’s Opera Theater

I’ve seen two operas in my short life. One was a quirky high school production where my friends wore boas…

Marsalis inspires at Kodak Hall

One of my favorite ways to hype up Rochester is by complimenting its live music scene. It’s fantastic on the…

Jon Batiste brings jazz carnival to Eastman

[caption id="attachment_281962" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Sing Chan.[/caption] Jon Batiste’s performance at the Kodak Hall this Saturday evening highlighted this…

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.