The Eastman School of Music has announced the performers for two of its three guest-artist series for next season - the Eastman-Ranlet and Kilbourn Concerts - and a special recital. It's a rich, diverse offering, with outstanding musicians in both traditional and contemporary classical works and jazz.
Both series are held in Kilbourn Hall. (The 2015-16 Eastman Presents performances, which are held in Kodak Hall, will be announced in mid-April.)
The special additional program in Kilbourn, on February 22, brings the highly acclaimed classical pianist András Schiff for a solo recital. A prolific performer, conductor, and lecturer, Schiff's recordings include the complete solo works of Beethoven and Janácek.
The Eastman-Ranlet series: The Eastman School's Ying Quartet November 15 and March 20, plus two highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning string quartets, the Jerusalem Quartet on October 18 and the Julliard String Quartet on February 14.
The Kilbourn Concerts series: The Principal Brass, composed of the lead brass players of the New York Philharmonic, September 27; the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, contemporary big-band jazz, October 20; the unusual violin-flute-harp trio Tre Voci, November 10; the two-piano, two-percussion chamber quartet Yarn/Wire, which specializes in 20th and 21st century music, January 26; and MET Rising Vocal Stars, apprentices in the MET artist program, March 22.
Subscription tickets for the Eastman-Ranlet and Kilbourn Concert series go on sale April 1, singles in the fall. Schiff recital tickets: April 10 for subscribers, May 1 for the general public.
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