Eastman School of Music Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Performance at Monroe County Office Building

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As part of its Celebrate More Bicentennial slate of events, Monroe County will celebrate more music with a special performance by the Eastman Harmony Wind Ensemble to mark the 100th anniversary of the Eastman School of Music at 1 p.m. on Thursday March 3 at the County Office Building, 39 W. Main Street, County Executive Adam Bello announced today.

“The Eastman School of Music is invaluable here in Monroe County and around the world. It is impossible to celebrate our bicentennial without mentioning the centennial of Eastman School and the impact the school has had on our community over the past 100 years. said County Executive Adam Bello. “We are honored to have these talented Eastman Harmony students perform at the County Office Building to help us celebrate more of Monroe County’s accomplished musicians, music educators, and long history of supporting the fine arts.”

The Eastman Harmonie is an elite sub-assembly of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, consisting of wind 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns. Founded by Dr. Mark Scatterday, Harmonie represented Eastman on a tour of Germany and Austria in 2016, performing Mozart over the shoulder of the highway when the bus they were driving broke down. At their March 3 show at the County Office Building, they will offer a special centennial performance, featuring musical selections from Gounod and Strauss.

The Eastman School of Music, a constituent college of the University of Rochester, was founded by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman in 1921. Thursday’s performance is part of the Eastman School’s five-day “Eastman Opens Doors centenary of the festival which commemorates the March 4, 1922 Inauguration and first concert held at Kilbourn Hall on Gibbs Street – the day the school officially opened its doors to the community.

There is no charge to attend.
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