A Centennial Celebration of Roman Totenberg

BU Honors Legendary Violinist and Educator at Symphony Hall.

College of Fine Arts celebrated [...]Professor Roman Totenberg’s 100th birthday and worldwide influence on classical music with a concert of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Hoose. Performances included Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture, Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring violinist Peter Zazofsky; and Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 in A-flat. A surprise performance of Bruce Dukov’s arrangement of “Happy Birthday” was a gift to Professor Totenberg from his former students, virtuoso violinists Mira Wang and Na Sun. National political commentator Cokie Roberts hosted the special tribute. And, in an historic first for both Boston University and Symphony Hall, the orchestral concert was webcast live with video, bringing the concert to a total audience of 2,000. Photo by Michael Lutch.

Hosted by College of Fine Arts on November 21, 2010.

Tags: cfa, roman totenberg, boston symphony hall, tribute, cokie roberts, david hoose, birthday, centennial

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