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Visual Music: An Evening of World-Premiere Film and Music Collaborations

The Beal Institute, under the direction of Associate Professor Mark Watters, presents “Visual Music: An Evening of World-Premiere Film and Music Collaborations,” Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. 

Compositions from Eastman’s Contemporary Media and Film Scoring Department will be performed live-to-picture by the 40-piece Empire Film and Media Ensemble. The compositions featured are from four graduating Master’s students: Jacob Denny, Andrew Karbovski, Benjamin Magruder, and Seth Wright performed entirely live to picture by Eastman Conducting Orchestra and Empire Film and Media Ensemble. This live to picture event features media from short films, silent films, and video games with live orchestral accompaniment. 

The evening’s compositions represent visual music, showcasing films from Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT) student filmmakers, classic silent films, video games, and more. Also on the program will be music by the namesake of the Beal Institute, Jeff Beal (BM85) and Ray Wright, who served as the Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at Eastman from 1970 to 1990 and also served as co-chair of the Conducting and Ensembles Department. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester 14604

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Performances


General Public


performing arts




Eastman School of Music
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