February 9, 2020 - Eastman Bunch
On Sunday February 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM, the Rochester Theater Organ Society presents the Eastman Bunch and Aaron Hawthorne at the Auditorium Theatre.
We welcome this year’s Eastman Bunch guest Artist
Aaron Hawthorne is a musician from Glasgow, Scotland, UK. At a young age, he self-taught himself piano and after his first encounter with a theatre organ in his teenage years, he took to the organ just as quickly. Consequently, Aaron paved the way for a career in music and in 2019 graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Master of Arts degree in music. He is now an active organist on a local, national and (more recently) an international scale.
Following his 2019 performance at the American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention in Rochester, New York, Aaron received the ultimate honor for a young organist of winning the international Young Theatre Organist competition, having won the UK title two years before. Only a few months later, Aaron was awarded the Ian Sutherland Award by the UK Cinema Organ Society, an award made to a player who displays outstanding talent and promise as a theatre organist.
Aaron is very excited to be returning to the USA this February to give two exclusive performances in Rochester and North Tonawanda
The Eastman Bunch
Professor William Porter - RTOS is thrilled that “Bill” will again join the students he so masterfully coaches and mentors each year as part of the “bunch”. Bill, along with then ESM student Jonathan Ortloff began the Eastman Bunch in 2007. A master of improvisation, this will be his 10th appearance.