October 7, 2009

Ribbon Cutting Christens Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

This afternoon, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester officially named Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Numerous local dignitaries—including our own Charlie Owens and Christopher Seaman—were on hand to cut the ribbon. (Christopher Seaman pictured here next to Assemblyman David Gantt, holding a piece of the ribbon.)

Here's a view from the mezzanine level box seats, with the Eastman Philharmonia on stage rehearsing for an upcoming concert.

Dawn and Jacques Lipson and Richard and Gwen Sterns try out the box seats on the Orchestra level.

Tomorrow night's RPO festivities to inaugurate Kodak Hall include a gala Red Carpet Spectacular (sold out), the red carpet walk beginning at 7:30 pm, and the 8:30 pm concert. Former RPO Principal Timpanist John Beck will lead the red carpet procession playing a historic snare drum that was played to announce the Star Spangled Banner in September 1922.

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