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“Music hall at its best”
Review of Eastman Theatre

Eastman Theatre
Ranked #22 of 143 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: 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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Penfield, New York
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Music hall at its best”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Good looking and good sounding classic halls with great capacity. The new recital hall has fantastic acoustics and impressive modern design. The music tends to be first class. One cannot ask for much more...

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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621 reviews
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“Kodak hall and Kilbourn Hall are terrific~”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

actually any of the performing venues here, won't let you down...a gloriously restored gem in the midst of downtown...

Visited June 2014
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Pittsford (town), New York
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129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A World Class Theatre in Rochester, NY”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Opened in 1922, with funding from George Eastman, this is an incredible building affiliated with the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Home of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman hosts a variety of other programs & performers, ranging from operas to the Rochester International Jazz Festival to high school graduations. The interior is beautiful. The acoustics are amazing.

Visited April 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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“A site seeing must for Rochester”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been on many house tours and typically the guide can give you a sense of what it was like to live their and what the life must have been like for the owner. Eastman apparent did great things that I read about, but did not hear much about. Much of the tour was focused on an organ that was donated after his death, and seemed irrelevant to the history of Eastman. I left there not feeling like I knew much about him or his life. I would still recommend doing the guided tour and do all the reading and exploring on your own at the house as well.

Visited May 2014
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Rochester, New York
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“Beautiful venue with great acoustics”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Concerts at the Eastman are always enjoyable. Beautifully restored, excellent acoustics. Went as part of Rochester Jazz Festival.

Visited June 2013
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