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Address: 60 Gibbs St, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
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+1 585-274-1109
09:00 - 16:00
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As one of the world’s premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music...

As one of the world’s premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music has been enriching the musical life of Rochester since 1921. Today, the School presents more than 700 concerts a year in the magnificent Eastman Theatre, intimate Kilbourn Hall, and the modern Hatch Recital Hall – providing the Rochester community with an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class music in a world-class setting.

The School’s rich and diverse concert season features prominent guest artists, our own acclaimed faculty, and our incredibly talented students and ensembles.

No matter what type of music you prefer, you’re certain to hear it at Eastman: Classical, jazz, and opera. Symphonic and chamber music. Early music, new music, world music – there is something for everyone!

The general public is welcome at all Eastman concerts and performances. Remarkably, most concerts are free; those that are not are modestly priced.

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Musical Magical Night

Thank you for all personnel,volunteers and help whenever we come to see a show. Had Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,Ehnes plays Beethoven,Conductor Ward Stare Jan.12,2017 James... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Makati, Philippines
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Kansas City, MO
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Came here for a concert of the Rochester Philharmonic and enjoyed my experience. The Eastman Theatre is a famous venue in these parts and has had some renovation in the past few years. The Greek-Revival look inside and out with the columns and the look of the orchestra shell makes this look like it is older than it is. There... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you for all personnel,volunteers and help whenever we come to see a show. Had Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,Ehnes plays Beethoven,Conductor Ward Stare Jan.12,2017 James Ehnes Beethoven Concerto in D Major for Violin,Op.61 Allegro ma non troppo Larghetto Rondo:Allegro Encore solo: Bach Sonata *Outstanding performance,excellent movement,amazing sound,perfect pitch,quick hands,steady posture,musical aura at it's greatness. My heart and ears can't contain the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have visited Eastman several times and have enjoyed both the entertainment and the theater itself. A wonderful building architecturally. The staff are very friendly and make a visit to Eastman a treat no mater the occasion.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Eastman School of Music’s premier orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia, was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano and Eastman alumna/Rochester native Renée Fleming with her sumptuous voice, artistry, and compelling stage presence. In 2013, Fleming was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama, the highest honor for an individual artist. She continues to grace stages around the globe.... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

A beautifully-renovated historic concert hall, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is a Rochester landmark. Home to the ensembles of the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman Theatre has hosted some of the world's best musicians. The acoustics of the hall leave something to be desired (though recently improved, apparently) but the hall is beautifully decorated,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have seen many performances at the Eastman Theatre, mostly RPO performances. The theater is a wonderful setting with terrific acoustics, lovely stonework, and decoration. The chairs are comfortable and not too tightly crowded, there truly is not a bad seat in the house. There is a performance for everyone, the holiday season in particular has Nutcracker each year and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

oh wow, this is an amazing theater, filled with so much history, the acoustic is one of a kind. I love it here because this theater nourishes students form Eastmast school of music as professionals musicians, opera singers and performers.

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Le Roy, New York
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a recent "Cotton Club" performance by the RPO so much that in standing for an ovation, my phone slipped under my seat and I left not knowing I'd lost it. When I called, ticket office representatives authorized others to look for it and when not successful, gave me permission to enter the theater to search... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is a terrible place for a rock/pop concert. The ushers have sticks up their butts. No photography, no video recording, no phones out to see who the obscure opening act is, no talking. Probably no standing or dancing around or singing along. Probably a great place for a play, musical, or opera, but seriously don't come here for popular... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Eastman Theater, given to the University of Rochester by George Eastman, is a true highlight of anyone's trip to Rochester. Recently renovated with greatly improved acoustics, the Eastman theater hosts the RPO, traveling artists, the Rochester Jazz festival and so much more. It is magnificent architecturally exciting, though much changed since its days as a silent movie theatre in... More 

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