The Daily Eastern News

Music professor Rossi to return to monastery

The Eastern Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of music professor Richard Robert Rossi.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor

April 2, 2018

Richard Rossi, a music professor and director of orchestral and choral activities, is leaving behind 18 years of teaching and directing to return to a monastery. Rossi had previously lived and worked as a monk at St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the oldest Benedictine monastery...

Mucca Pazza spreads infectious enthusiasm

Band members of Mucca Pazza perform Thursday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 7, 2017

Mucca Pazza led with Brent Roman, one of the band members formerly from the Coles County area, conducting two upbeat pieces of music. The music was so exuberant, Roman hopped across the stage in the middle of conducting because he was so moved by it. The band performed other pieces including the...

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