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Kilbourn Hall

Considered by many to be one of the finest chamber music halls in the world, Kilbourn Hall serves as the primary location for faculty, student, and guest artist recitals, chamber music and jazz performances, and opera productions.

Opened in 1922, Kilbourn Hall was built by George Eastman and dedicated to the memory of his mother, Maria Kilbourn Eastman. Three stories high and decorated in the Venetian Renaissance style, the 444-seat hall is well known for its remarkable beauty, pure acoustics, and excellent sight lines. 

26 Gibbs Street, Rochester 14604

Place Type

Eastman Campus

Upcoming Events

Masumi Per Rostad, viola

The Grammy Award-winning violist Masumi Per Rostad has received praise for his rich and expressive tone, energy, and commanding presence, and has been...

Friday, January 24 7:30pm
Faculty Artist Series - Eastman Virtuosi

Members of Eastman Virtuosi include Bonita Boyd, Professor of Flute, Nicholas Goluses, Professor of Guitar, and John Hunt, professor of Bassoon. The...

Saturday, January 25 7:30pm
Robert Morris, Composition

Sunday, January 26 3:00pm
Faculty Artist Series - Jonathan Retzlaff, voice, and Russell Miller, piano

Jonathan Retzlaff, lyric baritone, joined the Voice and Opera faculty of the Eastman School of Music in 2015 after serving as Chair of the Voice Department...

Tuesday, January 28 7:30pm
Faculty Artist Series - George Sakakeeny, bassoon, and friends

George Sakakeeny ESM BM ’78, has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East, including engagements in...

Wednesday, January 29 7:30pm

Recent Events

Eastman Community Music School Showcase

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Film Departmental Recital - Visual Music.v2

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Russian Friendship Concert

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Collegium Musicum: Le Carnaval de Venise

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Recent Activity


GRACE STENSLAND left a positive review Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I loved the music with all my heart -- inspired me to get back to practicing my own instrument. It was a great way to start off the semester for Sound Design class and critical listening. I think the partnership with RIT was super cool and I felt like the event was a great addition to the Eastman Halls. Dracula's dialogue was hard to understand to begin with, and especially when the score was forte. It was really good though - loved the flute parts and low brass especially.

Mike Martin

Mike Martin left a positive review Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All the music was wonderful


ELIZABETH WAYMAN left a positive review Friday, January 25, 2019

All the music was wonderful


HARRIETTE ROYER left a positive review Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The mix of performers was amazing, and Clay's performance was breathtaking. I especially loved the final piece. Clearly everyone on stage was a consummate musician. I'm so glad I attended.

Kilbourn Hall

Kilbourn Hall posted a photo Monday, April 17, 2017