Joseph Silverstein, David Hose, Lan Shui, and Ann Howard Jones to Conduct Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
July 6th, 1999

Contact: Judith Sandler, 617-353-8783 | jusandle@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — Musical luminaries Joseph Silverstein, David Hoose, Lan Shui, and Ann Howard Jones will lead performances by the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists this summer. Admission for these concerts in Seiji Ozawa Hall, is $10. Run by Boston University School for the Arts for over thirty years, the Tanglewood Institute is one of the country’s finest summer music programs, training over three hundred exceptionally gifted high school students each summer.

School for the Arts alumnus Lan Shui will conduct the first Young Artists Orchestra concert on Sunday, July 18 at 6pm, in a program featuring Weber’s Oberon Overture, Tan Dun’s Orchestral Theatre I, and selections from Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Music director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1997, Lan Shui has served as conductor of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, associate conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and principle cover conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He has also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

David Hoose will lead the Orchestra’s second concert on Saturday, July 31 at 2:30, in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 62, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11. Conductor of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and chair of the Conducting Department, David Hoose is also music director of the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, Collage New Music, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Handel & Haydn Society, and the June Opera Festival of New Jersey.

Ann Howard Jones will lead the BUTI Young Artists Chorus on Sunday, August 1 at 7pm, in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Schumann’s Zigeunerleben and Herbstlied, Mendelssohn’s Die Nachtigall and Frülingsfeuer, and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K.339. Professor and director of choral activities at Boston University, Ann Howard Jones is also assistant conductor for choruses with the Atlanta Symphony, where she assists Yoel Levi and Jere Flint and worked closely with the late Robert Shaw. Ms. Jones is active as guest conductor and clinician, leading choruses and workshops in Europe, North America, South America, South Korea, and Australia. She has taught previously at the University of Illinois, Emory University, Wittenberg University, and the University of Iowa.

Concluding the series of performances, former Boston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and Conductor Laureate of the Utah Symphony Orchestra Joseph Silverstein leads the final Young Artists Orchestra concert on August 14, at 2:30pm, in a performance of Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Piston’s Symphony No. 6, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Winner of the prestigious Naumburg Competition, Mr. Silverstein joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23 as its youngest member. He performed with the BSO for nearly 30 years, becoming concertmaster in 1962 and assistant conductor in 1971. He has appeared as both conductor and violin soloist with more than 100 orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Israel, and Asia. A co-founder of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, he has taught at Yale, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, and at music festivals around the world.

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) programs include four Young Artists Programs (Orchestral, Vocal, Piano, and Composition), two Institute Seminars (Atlantic Brass Quintet and Harp), and nine Institute Workshops (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Percussion, and String Quartet). These young artists receive intensive one-on-one training, attend classes and coachings, and rehearse and perform under the direction of a wide range of renowned coaches and conductors, including SFA faculty members and BSO members; students also attend master classes with such outstanding artists as Seiji Ozawa, Yo-Yo Ma, James Galway, Phyllis Curtin, Simon Rattle, Ned Rorem, and Emmanuel Ax. Tickets for each BUTI Young Artists event are available for $10 for the general public and free to Friends of Tanglewood. All orchestral and choral performances take place in Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, West Street, Lenox, Massachusetts. For further information call 413/637-1430.

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