Alea Iii Presents First Annual Benefit Concert

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
March 30th, 2000

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

(Boston, Mass.) — ALEA III, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, will present its First Annual Benefit Concert, Celebrating ALEA III, on Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boston University Tsai Performance Center.

Distinguished composer, conductor, and pianist Lukas Foss will perform Aaron Copland’s Blues, for solo piano.

Music Director Theodore Antoniou (in white) and the contemporary music ensemble ALEA III, in residence at Boston University
(photo credit: Petros Athanassopoulos)

World-renowned pianist Anthony di Bonaventura will perform Scarlatti Sonatas and Copland’s Danzon Cubano for two pianos, with pianist Konstantinos Papadakis.

Pulitzer-prize winning composer, conductor, and author Gunther Schuller will conduct a performance of Nikos Skalkottas’ Five Greek Dances for orchestra.

Celebrated violinist Roman Totenberg will perform Lukas Foss’s Holiday,with Mr. Foss on piano.

Conductor, composer and organist Julian Wachner will perform the Bostonpremiere of his War Songs, with baritone Stephen Salters.

Russian violinist Yuri Mazurkevich will perform violin duets with hiswife, Dana Mazurkevich.

Clarinetist Ethan Sloane, Brazilian pianist Maria Clodes Jaguaribe,and violinist Yuri Mazurkevich will perform Darius Milhaud’s Suite.

Theodore Antoniou, music director of ALEA III, will conduct a performanceof Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro.

Guest speakers for the event will include: Boston University Chancellor John Silber, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of the Archdioceseof Boston, Consul General of Greece George Chatzimichelakis, and world-renownedopera singer Phyllis Curtin.

Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person, fully tax-deductible,and can be purchased via phone by contacting the Boston University Schoolfor the Arts Development Office at 617/353-7294 or the ALEA III administrativeoffices at 617/353-3340.

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