Eastman Virtuosi

Faculty Artist Series

October 7, 2016 | 8:00 PM Kilbourn Hall
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Faculty Artist Series: Eastman Virtuosi

Bonita Boyd and Nicholas Goluses, Co-Artistic Directors

Faculty Performers:

George Sakakeeny, bassoon
Barry Snyder, piano
Phillip Ying, viola
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Renée Jolles, Bin Huang, violin
George Taylor, viola
Steven Doane, cello

with special guest performer Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano


Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano (MM,’66; Distinguished Alum, 2004) returns to Eastman for her 50 year reunion during Meliora Weekend and will be the Guest Performer on the Virtuosi Concert, October 7, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Barry Snyder will play for her – having played for her Master’s concert in 1966!
Since her professional debut at the San Francisco Opera in 1970 Joyce Castle has sung worldwide in opera, concert, musical comedy and cabaret. A Grammy winner for her performance in Bernstein’s Candide, she was a leading artist at New York City Opera for twenty-five seasons and at the Metropolitan Opera for fourteen seasons. Celebrated composers Jake Heggie and William Bolcom have written song cycles for Miss Castle. While continuing her very long career she is University Distinguished Professor of Voice at her first alma mater, the University of Kansas.

The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.

This concert is part of the 2016 University of Rochester Meliora Weekend celebrations.


William Hurlstone Sonata in F Major for Bassoon and Piano
Jake Heggie Selections from Statuesque (written for Miss Castle)
1. Henry Moore: Reclining Figure of Elmwood
2. Pablo Picasso: Head of a Woman, 1932
Alec Wilder Did You Ever Cross Over to Snedens?
Samuel Adler Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light
Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34