Boston University Tanglewood Institute Presents 40th Anniversary Gala Concert in Ozawa Hall

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu

(Boston) — The Boston University School of Music celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tanglewood Institute, its prestigious summer music school for gifted high school students, with a gala concert featuring several accomplished alumni of the program. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 29, at 2:30pm. Alumnus James Gaffigan, assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Ann Howard Jones, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities in the University’s School of Music, will conduct. Several BUTI alumni are featured soloists on the program, including: Matthew Gaunt, tuba player with prestigious ensembles Proteus 7 and Burning River Brass; Georgia Jarman, internationally acclaimed coloratura soprano; Katherine Jolly, soprano and winner of the 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Brenda Patterson, noted recitalist and operatic mezzo-soprano; and Owen Young, cellist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Composer Nico Muhly will also premiere a new work on the concert.

Gala Concert Program
Saturday, July 29, 2:30pm
Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Main Grounds

Young Artists Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor

Young Artists Chorus
Ann Howard Jones, conductor

Young Artists Wind Ensemble
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

Nico Muhly It Remains To Be Seen – world premiere

Poulenc Gloria – Katherine Jolly, soprano

Dvorak Silent Woods for solo cello and orchestra – Owen Young, cello

Plog Three Miniatures for tuba and wind ensemble—Matthew Gaunt, tuba

Rossini Duet from Tancredi –Georgia Jarman, soprano and Brenda Patterson, mezzo-soprano

Strauss Salome’s Dance, op. 54

Tickets to the July 29, 2006 Ozawa Hall concert are $11. They can be purchased at the door, ninety minutes prior to the concert. Advance reservations can be made by calling 413-637-1430.

The gala concert is part of the BU Tanglewood Institute anniversary celebration, which takes place on the weekend of July 28-30 with activities that integrate the program’s past with its present, highlighting its strong record of achievement in training the next generation of classical musicians. Other weekend events include an alumni reunion, master classes, and panel discussions.

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) located in Lenox, Massachusetts is among the nation’s most competitive summer music schools for serious musicians of high school age. Each summer, BUTI enrolls approximately 350 high school musicians who meet rigorous audition requirements for admission, to programs that offer an intensive and inspirational experience of study, practice and performance. They come from all 50 states and several foreign countries. The eight-week season begins with a series of workshops for individual instruments and string quartets, and continues with the Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Vocal, Composers, Piano and Harp seminar programs. A distinguished faculty of artist-teachers provide professional standards of instruction while also serving as role models.

Since its inception, BUTI has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at its Tanglewood summer home. Many BSO members are on the Institute’s faculty, several direct workshops, and many provide private instruction. BUTI students have access to the concerts given by the BSO, the Tanglewood Music Center (BSO’s program for advanced musical study) and the many recitals by world class artists in Ozawa Hall. The professional standards of its curriculum and the unlimited access to the concerts of the Tanglewood Music Festival combine to distinguish BUTI among summer music programs.

The BU Tanglewood Institute is based in the Boston University School of Music, one of three schools that make up the College of Fine Arts, a conservatory-style school within a major research university, offering professional training in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students.