Boston University College of Fine Arts Announces 100th BU Night at the Pops

in CFA, Music
April 24th, 2014

School of Music junior, Nicholas Brown, selected as soloist for Symphony Hall concert filled with history and tradition

Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce School of Music junior, Nicholas Brown, as clarinet soloist for 100th BU Night at the Pops — May 17th at Symphony Hall. Coinciding with the 141st Boston University Commencement, the BU Night at the Pops is one of BU’s oldest traditions, and an unforgettable way to celebrate the momentous occasion.

100th BU Night at the Pops
Date and Time: Saturday, May 17th, 8pm
Venue: Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA)
Tickets: Ticket Prices range from $24 to $92 per person.

The Boston University Concerto Competition is in three parts. The first being students, from all programs in all performance areas and composition, are recommended by their respective studio teachers, followed by an audition process where each department selects no more than four semi-finalists. The semi-finalists then move on to the next round, performing before an outside panel of invited judges and musical luminaries in which four finalists are featured in the final Boston University Symphony Orchestra concert on April 29th at the Tsai Performance Center. From the group of winners, Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, selected junior Nicholas Brown as the soloist for BU Night at the Pops.

“Nicholas Brown, a junior from Maine, is a splendid choice for the 100th BU Night at the Pops,” said Ethan Sloane, Professor of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts. “He is a deeply passionate player with a beautiful tone, secure facility, and a musical sophistication uncommon among undergraduates. He is a person of thoughtfulness, consideration, and unassuming ease. Recently selected as Associate Principal Clarinet of the esteemed Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Nick is emblematic of the manifold opportunities afforded by the commitment of Boston University to undergraduate education. I wish him every continued success in his musical development.”