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Since its opening in 1922, the Eastman Theatre has always been Rochester’s preeminent performance space. Throughout its history, Eastman students have frequently shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest musicians: conductors Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, and Christoph von Dohnányi; composers Igor Stravinsky, Krzysztof Penderecki, and John Williams; and jazz musicians Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, and Keith Jarrett, to name only a few. All Eastman students have the opportunity to perform in this historic venue, often alongside visiting artists, and to attend frequent performances by notable guest musicians and ensembles.

The magnificent theatre, which originally contained 3,094 seats, was built by George Eastman as a center for music, dance, and silent film with orchestral and organ accompaniment. An architectural gem, its opulent décor reflects the taste and elegance of the 1920s. Today, it is the primary concert hall for the Eastman Scho ...

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