Category: CFA Newsmakers

Citizen Artist and CFA alumnus Daniel Han gives impromptu performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra on delayed airplane flight

When CFA alumnus Daniel Han and a group of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra found themselves delayed on the tarmac for three hours waiting for their flight from Beijing to Macao as part of the 2013 Residency & Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China, the quartet decided to provide a “pop up” performance for the passengers. […]

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Boston University College of Fine Arts students presents Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston

School of Visual Arts students, Luca de Gaetano and Taylor Mortell, organize Greater Boston community art project in response to the heroes of the Boston Marathon. Boston, MA – In response to the tragic violence of the Boston Marathon and the succeeding events the devastating week brought forth, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) […]

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents a Musical Marathon

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy, School of Music graduate student Anna Arazi finds hope in Music STRONG, hosting a five hour Musical Marathon to support One Fund Boston Boston, MA – In response to the tragic violence of the Boston Marathon and the succeeding events the devastating week brought forth, Boston University […]

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CFA Alum Strikes Deep Chord with First Four Notes (Excerpt)

Book looks at world through Beethoven’s Fifth In the two centuries since Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his Fifth Symphony, the piece’s iconic opening has etched itself into the human imagination. Those first four notes have become a kind of Rorschach test for a never-ending parade of musicologists, historians, and biographers speculating on Beethoven’s intentions. In […]

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Boston University College of Fine Arts Community Finds Healing through Art

Above: In the wake of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon, College of Fine Arts Dean Benjamín Juárez talks about the duty of the arts community at Boston University to create “pockets of hope” in this difficult time. Schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts students demonstrate resilience in responding to tragic violence […]

Alternative Visions/Sustainable Futures 808 Gallery show kicks off collaborative project (BU Today)

By Erin Thibeau (CAS’13) How do we go about creating a sustainable future? That question is at the center of a new project titled Alternative Visions/Sustainable Futures, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts and sustainability@bu. Taking place throughout the semester, the project features an art exhibition, speakers, and weekly […]

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Exploring His Kodachrome Dreams:CFA’s Stephen A. Frank talks about his new show at Sherman Gallery

Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1950s, Stephen A. Frank dreamed of hitching rides on the Pennsylvania Railroad trains that thundered past his kitchen window, bound either for Philadelphia and New York or for St. Louis. He imagined himself transported to the national parks and monuments whose photos he had seen in magazines. “National […]

What “Makes Us Fundamentally Human” In MET class, prisoners bare their musical souls

Jamie Hillman was surprised by the enthusiasm of the men in his freewheeling music class at MCI-Norfolk last spring, part of BU’s Prison Education Program. But it wasn’t until the instructor learned that the inmates, several serving life sentences, were singing the mournful Handel aria “Lascia ch’io pianga” in the shower, that Hillman (CFA’13), a […]

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Boston University Mourns the Passing of Anthony di Bonaventura, School of Music Professor and Legendary Pianist

Boston, MA – The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) mourns the death of Anthony di Bonaventura, Professor of Music for the School of Music for nearly four decades. Di Bonaventura passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, his 83rd birthday. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Professor di Bonaventura,” […]

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