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Important conversations about the Future of Classical Music


This week a group of highly respected scholars and visionaries in the arts are gathering at the Eastman School of Music to present three FREE public lectures and panels for the Rochester community about the future of Classical Music.  Topics to be discussed include: Critical Challenges Facing Musical Leaders of Tomorrow (Thursday 9/20, 4:00-5:30, Hatch Recital Hall, ESM); Teaching in a Truly Digital Age (Friday 9/21, 2:30-3:30, Hatch Recital Hall, ESM); and The Future of Classical Music in America  (Saturday 9/22, 10:00-11:45, Hatch Recital Hall, ESM). 

The three main presenters are:

Former Eastman School of Music director Robert Freeman, musicologist Robert Winter, and Paul R. Judy, the founder of Eastman’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research.

Joining this group for the panel discussion on Saturday will be Curtis Long, CEO and President of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Rachel Roberts, Director of Eastman’s Master of Arts in Music Leadership Degree Program; and Jamal J. Rossi, Joan and Martin Messenger Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  More Information.

All events are FREE and OPEN to the public.  If you'd like to hear these discussions but are unable to attend, each will be live streamed at the following links: