Category: Musical Performances

The Crossroads Project: Exploring Climate Change Through Art, Music, and Science

April 10th, 2013 in All-University Events, Arts, Musical Performances, Presentations, Science & Research 0 comments

How do you experience the world around you? Touch? Sight? Sounds? What if learning took place the same way? Rather than differentiate between these subjects, the Boston University Arts Initiative will present the phenomenon of climate change via a combination of science, art and music.  Appropriately titled, The Crossroads Project will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at the Tsai Performance Center at 685 Commonwealth Avenue.

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By combining compelling information and imagery, the Crossroads Project reinforces a theme, and then unleashes powerful music in an effort to inspire deep and personal contemplation of this theme — that is, the choices we are making and the scale of their consequences. Crossroads takes an audience from intellectual understanding, to emotional experience, to personal resolve.

The Crossroads Project showcases a unique and compelling presentation featuring stunning visuals and moving music by the Fry Street Quartet along with Physicist Robert Davies exploring the science of climate change.  The presentation includes a community conversation moderated by Boston University Dean of Students Kenn Elmore as well as distinguished guests Brian Swett, Chief of Environment & Energy for the City of Boston and Lynn Allen, Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University. Nathan Phillips and Cutler Cleveland, both professors of Earth and Environment at Boston University will also lead discussions on sustainability and the science behind climate change.

The Crossroads Project is co-sponsored by sustainability@bu and the Boston University Dean of Students. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance, tickets are limited.  Registration is available online at www.bu.edu/arts/crossroads-registration/.

For more information, contact Ty Furman at 617-358-0489 or tyf@bu.edu

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BU Academy Spring Concert and Financial Aid Benefit

May 3rd, 2012 in Concerts, Musical Performances 0 comments

This Friday, May 4th, Boston University Academy will hold its annual Spring Concert followed by a financial aid benefit.  The Spring Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Chapel.  This show will feature the Chamber Orchestra and Choral Ensemble performing a new completion of Mozart’s Requiem, including 15 instrumentals and 25 vocalists.  This event is free but an RSVP is requested.  Following the concert at 8:30 p.m., the Academy community will be invited to a dessert reception with live jazz music at the George Sherman Union Back Court.  At this reception the drawing for the highly anticipated cash raffle will take place.  Tickets for the reception are $20 for adults, while BUA students and siblings are welcome free of charge.  This reception and the cash raffle directly support fundraising efforts for the BUA financial aid program.

For tickets to the concert, reception, and raffle, click here.

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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

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