Big week at Eastman School of Music
05:00 AM, Jan 27, 2013
It’s a big week at Eastman School of Music, with two renowned new-music groups performing in Kilbourn Hall, another concert by quartet-in-residence the Ying Quartet.
Tickets are available for most programs, though the Eastman Opera Theatre’s concert performance of George Frederic Handel’s Orlando is sold out.
Here are some highlights.
Barry Snyder, professor of piano, will perform Mozart, Debussy and Schumann at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., as part of the Faculty Artist Series. Tickets are $10 and are available starting an hour before the concert.
Many people talk about the need for classical musicians to experiment with arrangements and venues. Brooklyn Rider is an example of a group that does just this. The string quartet whose members have impressive résumés, participating in groups such as Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Ensemble is dedicated to reinterpreting classics and creating new classical pieces. As part of the Kilbourn Concert Series, the group will perform an 8 p.m. concert in Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., featuring Mendelssohn, Zorn and Jacobsen. Tickets are $10 to $20 and available at (585) 454-2100 or esm.rochester.edu.
One of the best-known groups in new music will be at Eastman on Wednesday. Dinosaur Annex performs at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Among the 35-year-old Boston ensemble’s pieces will be Jacaras, by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, chair of Eastman’s composition department. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door beginning an hour before the concert.
In a free performance that starts at 6 p.m. at Christ Church, 141 East Ave., and concludes at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road, top organists will perform in the David Craighead Memorial Concert. The organs at both churches are named for Craighead, an Eastman professor who died last March at the age of 88. Peformers include Dean Billmeyer, head of the organ and harpsichord program at the University of Minnesota; J. Melvin Butler, canon musician of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle; Susan Ferré, director of music for Music in the Great North Woods in New Hampshire; Cindy Lindeen-Martin, minister of music at Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver; David Mulbury, professor emeritus of music history and composition at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; and William Trafka, director of music at St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City.
In another free concert, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart, Bartok and Beethoven at 8 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave.
The Ying Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., as part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call (585) 454-2100.