Category: CFA

Boston University College of Fine Arts announces Thirty Nine

April 25th, 2014 in CFA, Visual Arts

39 Emerging Artists from the School of Visual Arts exhibit BFA thesis concentrations in painting, graphic design and sculpture

Boston, MA – The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University is proud to announce Thirty Nine, BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2013, featuring the work of 39 undergraduate students receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Thirty Nine

BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014
Dates: Friday, May 2 – Friday, May 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 6–8pm
Location: 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue)
Exhibition and Gallery Events are Free and Open to the Public.

BFA Painting Exhibition
Each student in the BFA Painting Program studies perspective and spatial relationships through geometric forms. The program promotes painting in its varied manifestations as fundamental form of visual and artistic expression. The principal component of the program is studio activity. Painting majors explore elements of color, light, space, volume, tone, texture, and composition through still-life landscape, and invented motifs.

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition
The intensive BFA Graphic Design Program is traditionally based with a modern orientation. Students learn photography from the darkroom to critical evaluation of the print, study typography as an element of design, and learn to relate three-dimensional graphics to architectural and package design.

BFA Sculpture Exhibition
Students in the BFA Sculpture Program concentrate on developing the visual, perceptual, and conceptual skills necessary to work observationally in clay, plaster, wire, and wood. In the program, faculty focus their efforts on teaching students to create that illusion of life inside the form of their work.

808 Gallery is located at 808 Commonwealth Avenue on the 1st Floor. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 11am–5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm–5pm.For more information, visit bu.edu/cfa.

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

April 24th, 2014 in CFA, Music

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.
Register

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.”

Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents columbinus

April 24th, 2014 in CFA, Theatre

School of Theatre at BU presents a theatrical discussion, a meeting of fact and fiction, sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School

Boston, MA – The School of Theatre at Boston University College of Fine Arts presents columbinus, a theatrical discussion of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School — May 2–9 at Boston University Theatre.

columbinus

By the United States Theatre Project
Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch
Conceived by PJ Paparelli
Directed by Clay Hopper
Dates: Friday, May 2nd – Friday, May 9th
Friday, May 2nd, 8pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm
Tuesday, May 6th, 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted and Talk-Back)
Wednesday, May 7th, 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted)
Thursday, May 8th, 7:30pm
Friday, May 9th, 8pm
Venue: Boston University Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA)

Box Office: 617.933.8600 or bostontheatrescene.com
(Tickets: $12 general public; $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre subscribers; $6 CFA Membership; free with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.)

“Last week, Easter Sunday fell on the 15th anniversary of the shootings at Columbine,” said Clay Hopper, director of columbinus. “It was this, along with the sad fact that since its inception, columbinus has only become more timely and relevant that made me feel this play needed to be produced again. Preferably with young people who might be too young to remember the shock and horror of that day, since now such violence has become all too commonplace in our culture.”

Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, this meeting of fact and fiction illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings, with text drawn from interviews, public records, and the shooters’ private diaries. “The play is a beautiful response to that event, one that could only be possible within the medium of the theatre,” continued Hopper.

“In all my experience, I have never worked on a play that gets so deeply inside a literal event that it comes up with something intrinsic about us as humans.”

“A strong current of compassion and a need for understanding courses through it, an understanding that ultimately remains elusive because of the very nature of the event it grapples with,” continued Hopper. “I am constantly amazed at this play’s power and the depth of its compassion when confronted with no easy answers. It’s got a lot of heart. It’s bursting with it.”

Nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains, and a bastion of religious and political conservatism, Columbine, a district in Littleton Colorado, was by all accounts, the perfect community. The population was primarily white and upper-middle class. Columbine High School was well-known for its academic rigor; the student activities and programs were equally impressive.

There was, however, an underbelly to the beast that was noted amongst students of all social groups. Columbine High School was a typical school in terms of social hierarchy; jocks and cheerleaders stood at the top, outcasts at the bottom, leaving a majority of students that fell somewhere in between.

Just as this high school could be anywhere in America, so could the potential for a school shooting. In the days, weeks, and years following, the community, rocked by the shooting, sought an answer, a cause, something on which to blame the tragedy.

“The shooting at Columbine has been one of the most thoroughly researched and written about school shootings in history,” said Clay Hopper, director of columbinus. “Columbine haunts our nation’s consciousness, and despite years of research and some of the most extensive investigations made into a mass shooting, we are still so far from finding a definitive reason why Dylan and Eric did what they did. The play joins the books and plays already written about Columbine, embarking on the same search for answers, trying to glean some understanding from what can only be described as a senseless tragedy.”

Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents Don Giovanni

April 11th, 2014 in CFA, Music, Opera, Theatre

Opera Institute and School of Theatre at BU close mainstage season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s tale of seduction and abandonment – April 17-20

Boston, MA – The School of Music Opera Institute and the School of Theatre at Boston University College of Fine Arts present Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s tale of seduction and abandonment — April 17-20, 2014.

Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Lorenzo Da Ponte, librettist
William Lumpkin, conductor
Daniel Pelzig, guest stage director
Dates: Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 20, 2013
Thursday, April 17th, 7:30pm
Friday, April 18th, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 19th, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 20th, 2pm
Venue: Boston University Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA)
Box Office: 617.933.8600 or bostontheatrescene.com
(Tickets: $20 general public; $15 BU Alumni, WBUR and WGBH members, Huntington Theatre subscribers, and senior citizens; $10 CFA Membership; $5 students with valid ID. Two free tickets with BU ID at the door).

A classic story originally set in 18th Century Seville, Spain, BU School of Theatre and School of Music Opera Institute bring an evolved Don Giovanni into a contemporary dynamic space to tell this story. “The set is modern, the clothes are modern, and the attitudes are more modern than the era in which Moliere wrote his play or Mozart and DaPonte wrote their opera,” says Daniel Pelzig, Stage Director.

In the classic opera, Don Giovanni, with more than two thousand seductions behind him and no end in sight, becomes increasingly reckless as he descends into excess and immortality. But when his antics turn fatal and unrepentant, the women he has discarded seek revenge and it is ultimately served up by a hellish supernatural force.

“While Don Juan may meet his end, the tale itself seems eternal,” added Deborah Burton, Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts. “Whether it is the latest film takeoff (like 2013’s Don Jon) or an updated operatic performance, the echoes of the old story still resonate.”

“Seeing that the Opera Institute is a company of young and energetic singers, I only thought it appropriate to approach the opera with a youthful vibrancy and Gen-X edginess,” added Pelzig

“As we celebrate this year’s Keyword Transformation, we rededicate ourselves as performances, teachers, creators, and citizens to share the transformative power of art,” says William Lumpkin, Artistic Director of the Boston University Opera Institute. “Although the artistic journey is never complete, we proudly recognized this opportunity to proclaim the substance of this next generation of artists who will continue to transform the world.”

VENUE
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Getting There:
T Green Line, E line, Symphony stop
T Orange Line, Mass Ave stop

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC BIOGRAPHY

The School of Music at the College of Fine Arts was established in 1872 to combine the intimacy and intensity of conservatory training with a broadly based, traditional liberal arts education at the undergraduate level and intense coursework at the graduate level. The school offers degrees in performance composition and theory, musicology, music education, collaborative piano, historical performance, as well as a certificate program in its Opera Institute, and artist and performance diplomas.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEATRE BIOGRAPHY

The School of Theatre at the College of Fine Arts was established in 1954 as one of the country’s leading institutions for the study of acting, stage management, design and production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. Since 1982, the School of Theatre has enjoyed an educational and artistic collaboration with Huntington Theatre Company, the professional theatre-in-residence at Boston University. The School of Theatre is a conservatory-style training program within the larger liberal arts programs at Boston University, and values collaboration, a rigorous curriculum, artistic growth, and the exploration of new possibilities for theatre.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY OPERA INSTITUTE BIOGRAPHY

The Opera Institute at the School of Music at the College is an intensive, highly selective two-year performance-based training program for emerging operatic artists. A professional faculty and renowned guest artists provide personal support and training in all areas pertinent to a career in opera — voice, acting, languages, movement styles, and business strategies. In addition, the Opera Institute also selects singers from the School of Music who demonstrate true operatic potential and have mastered an intermediate integration of acting, vocal, and movement skills for the Opera Theater and Opera Workshop programs.

Boston University College of Fine Arts announces MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014

April 10th, 2014 in CFA, Visual Arts

Boston, MA – The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University is proud to announce MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014, featuring the work of graduate students receiving their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree this spring.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014

MFA Painting Exhibition
Dates: Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6–8pm
Location: 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue)

MFA Graphic Design Exhibition
Dates: Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6–8pm
Location: Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery (855 Commonwealth Avenue)

MA Art Education Exhibition
Dates: Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6–8pm
Location: Gallery 5 (855 Commonwealth Avenue)

Exhibition and Gallery Events are Free and Open to the Public. All exhibition spaces are within easy walking distance of each other and visitors are encouraged to take a self-guided gallery tour.

MFA Painting Exhibition

Each student in the MFA Painting Program focuses on developing a personal artistic vision through commitment to studio practice. This vision is enriched through regular contact with the insights of a distinguished painting faculty, and complemented by lectures and studio visits by a diverse selection of contemporary visiting artists. Students acquire new painting techniques and explore ideas and images by generating paintings, drawings, and prints, which culminate in this exhibition.

School of Visual Arts students present concentrations in painting, sculpture, graphic design, and art education

MFA Graphic Design Exhibition

The intensive MFA Graphic Design Program is a conceptually based course of study consisting of regular critiques by a faculty of practicing designers, accompanied by rigorous training in advanced design technology. Students are encouraged to innovate, while maintaining and promoting the highest design standards, which staying abreast of contemporary developments in the graphic design field.

MA and BFA Art Education Exhibition

Students in the MA Studio Teaching and Art Education Programs concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning. The exhibition consists of the work students have done in intensive studio art classes, presented alongside work generated by their school pupils, and the personal teaching philosophies each student has developed through student teaching.

About the Art Galleries at Boston University

808 Gallery is located at 808 Commonwealth Avenue on the 1st Floor. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday from 11am–5pm, Thursday from 11am–5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm–5pm.

Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery is located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue on the 1st Floor of the College of Fine Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10am–5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm–5pm.

Gallery 5 is located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue on the 5th Floor of the College of Fine Arts. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9am–5pm.

Galleries are located on the Boston University campus (BU West T stop on the “B” Green Line.)

Boston University Mourns the Passing of Marc Johnson Legendary Cellist, School of Music Professor, Former Member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Vermeer Quartet

April 10th, 2014 in CFA, Music

Boston, MA – Boston University is mourning the passing of Marc Johnson, School of Music Adjunct Professor of Cello. Marc Johnson served on the faculty of the School of Music at Boston University since 2007.

“We will miss him greatly, his warm soul, his kindness, his generous spirit, and his beautiful cello playing,” said Richard Cornell, director ad interim of the School of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts. “He taught us all so very much with each word and with each musical phrase. He made our lives immensely rich, and we were blessed to have him on our faculty.”

Born to a musical family in Lincoln, Nebraska, Johnson studied under the tutelage of Carol Work, winning several national competitions before being accepted as a scholarship student at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Ronald Leonard and John Calentano. Johnson continued his studies at Indiana University where he was a student of Janos Starker and Josef Gingold.

Johnson began his professional career while still a student. At the age of eighteen, he became the youngest member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He continued to have success in competitions, winning first prize in the prestigious Washington International Competition, among others. Johnson was also a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and for thirty-five years, Johnson performed as a cellist of the renowned Vermeer Quartet.

A memorial service in memory of Professor Johnson will be held in Autumn 2014.

Click here to read more about Professor Johnson

Boston University College of Fine Arts Named as One of “5 Tried-and-True Acting Colleges” by Backstage Magazine

April 3rd, 2014 in CFA, Theatre

Boston, MA – The School of Theatre at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University was recently named as one of the “5 Tried-and-True Acting Colleges” in the United States by renowned performing arts magazine, Backstage.

The magazine applauded the School of Theatre for pushing actors “to be part of a play as well as understand the role their play takes on in the larger discussion.” The story lauded the philosophy of Jim Petosa, director of the School of Theatre and a CFA professor of directing and dramatic criticism for “ensuring the actors in his program weigh in the gravitas of their performances, understand the intellectual rigor they present in their characters, and work to contextualize themselves within the human condition, both through individual and collaborative ensemble work.”

“We’re very conscious of the theater as a force for understanding aspects of humanity, whether at a geopolitical level or at a local level,” says Petosa. “We’re not bound to one style or method, but we do tend to stress plays that really have an impact on our understanding of societal phenomenon.”

BU joins the ranks of Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Backstage list. For the complete article, visit Backstage magazine:

Boston University College of Fine Arts Remembers Boston Marathon at Symphony Hall

March 18th, 2014 in CFA, Music, Visual Arts

One year later, BU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus dedicate concert to victim LU Lingzi; Healing Boston Arts Reception and commemorating visual arts exhibition
celebrate the spirit of determination that unites Boston — April 7

Boston, MA – On Monday, April 7, at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the College of Fine Arts at Boston University will pay tribute to the victims and first responders of the tragic violence of last year’s Boston Marathon, while recognizing the remarkable efforts to heal the city through art.

Boston Healing Arts Reception and Concert at Symphony Hall

Performed by Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus
Conducted by Ann Howard Jones
With Soloist Christopher Hutchinson

Date and Time: Monday, April 7, 8pm
Healing Boston Arts Reception: 6pm
Featuring an exhibition of “Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston,” curated by Taylor Mortell. Kindly RSVP to Brooke MacKinnon, brookelm@bu.edu or 617-353-3349.
Concert Program: Hector Berlioz, Grande Messe des Mortes, Op. 5
Location: Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston)
Tickets: $25 General Admission; Student Rush: $10, available at the door, day of performance; One free ticket with BU ID at the door, day of performance, 10am–6pm
Box Office: bso.org or 617-262-1200
Live Webcast: The concert will be webcast live on the School of Music website and will be rebroadcast on the School of Music’s Virtual Concert Hall: bu.edu/cfa/music/virtual-concert-hall.

Among those lost that day was LU Lingzi (GRS ’14), a BU graduate student. Though pursuing a statistics degree, LU also studied piano at CFA because music brought her joy. The Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus are dedicating the annual spring concert in LU Lingzi’s memory.

“Music was part of her identity, just as LU was part of ours,” explains Benjamín Juárez, Dean of Boston University College of Fine Arts.

On this special evening, the College will host the Healing Boston Arts Reception, honoring the many ties the University has to the tragedy that occurred in Boston last April, applauding the remarkable efforts to heal the city, and celebrating the spirit of determination that unites Boston. The Healing Boston Arts Reception will feature an exhibition of Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston, curated by Taylor Mortell (CFA ’16), celebrating Taylor’s efforts as well as the many efforts in the BU community to heal the city.

“Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston is a greater Boston community art project originally created in response to the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy,” says Taylor Mortell (CFA ’16), who curated the exhibition. “Since then, Still Running has grown into an ongoing series of free community art making events called ‘Art Marathons,’ where all are invited to come experience something new and create art with others to celebrate the city of Boston. The artwork created at our events and donated to Still Running first goes into a series of community art exhibitions in and around the city, and is later given to local hospitals and police stations as a way to give back to local law enforcement and show our appreciation.”

“It has been an incredible learning experience working on Still Running for the last year,” continues Mortell. “We had to learn how to become teaching artists, negotiators, curators, managing directors, and leaders as the project made demands for it. At the beginning, Luca de Gaetano, who co-created the project, and I had no idea what was possible or what we might be able to accomplish with this, and I think the reach it has had has far surpassed anything we could have imagined. We are very lucky.”

“We’ve heard it said that the arts community comes together during times of tragedy,” says Benjamín Juárez, Dean of Boston University College of Fine Arts. “In the days immediately following the Boston Marathon, I witnessed this first-hand. I am proud to honor the great work of our community in healing the city at this memorable event for Boston University and the city of Boston.”

Conducted by Ann Howard Jones, the BU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus will perform Hector Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Mortes, Op. 5, a piece known for its complex, large-scale, and often grandiose instrumentations and its ties to Boston’s Symphony Hall. Recorded notably in Boston’s Symphony Hall in 1959, Berlioz’s Requiem is scored for a very large orchestra with offstage brass sections and choral groups placed throughout the venue.\

“Very often art and expression is inspired by what is happening in our world,” says Juárez. “Just as Berlioz was inspired by his world to create this masterpiece, the art created through Taylor’s Still Running project is an expression of the feelings and emotions of those touched by what happened a year ago in Boston. Art is that conduit.”

Boston University College of Fine Arts Center of New Music and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston welcome the Arditti Quartet

March 7th, 2014 in CFA, Music

Concert Scheduled for March 23 at the ICA

Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) present the Arditti Quartet, March 23, 2014 at 7pm.

“The Arditti Quartet is the ultimate new music group. Their virtuosity, artistry, commitment and longevity are unrivaled. They haven’t just contributed a page to the history books, they’ve put in whole chapters,” explains Joshua Fineberg, Boston University School of Music Professor and Director of the Boston University Center for New Music.
“In terms of contemporary music performance, the Arditti Quartet is the standard bearer,” said John Andress, ICA Public Programs Manager. “They have worked with and commissioned quartets by the best composers of the last half century, and we are thrilled to present their work as part of the ICA’s leading-edge new music program.”

The Arditti Quartet enjoys a worldwide reputation for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary and earlier-20th-century music. Hundreds of string quartets and other chamber works have been written for the quartet since its foundation by first violinist Irvine Arditti in 1974, many of which have left a permanent mark on string quartet repertoire and have established a firm place in music history for the Arditti Quartet.

“It is an incredible honor to be able to help bring this seminal group to Boston for their first-ever performance in this city of the repertoire for which they are so justly famous,” continues Fineberg. “I am so pleased that BU’s student performers and composers will get the chance to work with this almost mythic group.”

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Arditti Quartet will perform at the ICA the repertoire for which they are so rightly famous. All written for and premiered by the Arditti, the pieces on this program highlight the sonic invention of Helmut Lachenmann, the intense virtuosity of Brian Ferneyhough, the technological reimagining and transformation of Joshua Fineberg, and the spirituality of the late Jonathan Harvey. Through adventurous programming such as this, brought to life with incredible passion and virtuosity, the Arditti Quartet continues to reshape the future of the string quartet.

Boston University and the ICA present the Arditti Quartet

Date and Time: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7 PM
Concert Program:
Brian Ferneyhough Dum Transissets I-IV
Jonathan Harvey Quartet No. 2
Joshua Fineberg La Quintina
Lachenmann Grido
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston
Tickets: $10 ICA members and students; $20 nonmembers
Box Office: www.icaboston.org

The 2013–14 performance season at the ICA is presented with support from The Robert E. Davoli and Eileen L. McDonagh Charitable Foundation and Ellen Poss.

ABOUT THE ICA
An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for 75 years. Like its iconic building on Boston’s waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 9 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students, and free for members and children 17 and under. State Street Corporation Free Admission for Youth at the ICA is generously supported by the State Street Corporation. Free admission for families at ICA Play Dates (2 adults + children 12 and under) on last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at www.icaboston.org.

ABOUT BOSTON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC
The Boston University Center for New Music, located at the heart of a thriving music school, enhances the presence of cutting-edge music within the curriculum while encouraging awareness of new music within the BU arts community. To widen the conversation among the greater university, the Center hosts lectures, demonstrations, and performances that are open to the public, providing a forum for broader interdisciplinary involvement. To that end, the Center also hosts several institutional collaborations, including its partnership with the Boston-based contemporary music sinfonietta [sound icon], and selected concerts presented at off-campus venues.

The Center is honored to host a number of artists-in-residence for its second season. Lauded composer Joan Tower will take residence three times during the year. Other residencies include variety of visiting artists and ensembles, include Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, pianist Marilyn Nonken, CEPROMUSIC ensemble and the Arditti Quartet, who will all be performing and working with students. The Boston-based, new music sinfonietta, [sound icon] will also hold two concerts this season at the university. The Boston University School of Music at the College of Fine Arts is proud to offer this slate of events that place innovation and creation as cornerstones of the musical experience for the BU community.

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music Presents Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

February 26th, 2014 in CFA, Music

Watch live in the Virtual Concert Hall

Conducted by Ann Howard Jones, BU to perform Hector Berlioz’s Grande Messe des mortes, Op. 5 at Boston’s Symphony Hall — Monday, April 7, 2014

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Boston, MA – On Monday, April 7, 2014, the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University will perform Hector Berlioz’s Grande Messe des mortes, Op. 5, a piece known for its complex, large-scale, and often grandiose instrumentation and for its ties to Boston’s Symphony Hall.

Recorded notably in Boston’s Symphony Hall in 1959, Berlioz’s Requiem is scored for a very large orchestra with offstage brass sections and choral groups placed throughout the venue.

“This is truly a 3-D experience,” explains Benjamín Juárez, Dean of Boston University College of Fine Arts. “The orchestra and choral sections are to the front, to the sides, to the back, creating an enveloping sound. Not only is it an incredible experience for BU student musicians, it’s a visual and listening opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.”

The concert will be webcast live on the School of Music website and will be rebroadcast on the School of Music’s Virtual Concert Hall: bu.edu/cfa/music/virtual-concert-hall.

Boston University Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall
Conducted by Ann Howard Jones
With Soloist Christopher Hutchinson

Date and Time: Monday, April 7, 2014 8PM

Concert Program:
Grande Messe des mortes, Op. 5 Hector Berlioz

Location: Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston)
Tickets: $25 General Admission; Student Rush: $10, available at the door, day of performance; One free ticket with BU ID at the door, day of performance, 10am–6pm.
Box Office: bostonsymphonyhall.org or 1-888-266-1200
Live Webcast: The concert will be webcast live on this page, as well as the School of Music’s Virtual Concert Hall