Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents Boston University Tanglewood Institute

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
June 25th, 2007

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Boston – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the 2007 season of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), presented by the BU School of Music. Since 1966 BUTI has welcomed a select group of gifted high school musicians to the Tanglewood grounds for a summer training program for orchestra, wind ensemble, voice, piano, and composition, as well as workshops for individual instruments and chamber ensembles. Led by Artistic Director André de Quadros and Executive Director Phyllis Hoffman, BUTI is considered one of the most prestigious summer music programs for high school students in the United States.

This year’s concert series features masterworks of the past and present, led by a roster of distinguished conductors. All of the following concerts take place in Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood Main Grounds:

Young Artists Orchestra

Saturday, July 14, 2:30 pm
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
John Harbison: Remembering Gatsby
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Saturday, July 28, 2:30 pm
Paul Haas, conductor
Monteverdi: “Deposuit potentes de sede” from Vespro della beata vergine
Corigliano: Elegy for Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Saturday, August 11, 2:30 pm
David Hoose, conductor
Melissa Reardon, viola d’amore
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Loeffler: La mort de Tintagiles

Young Artists Chorus

Saturday, August 4, 2:30 pm
Ann Howard Jones, conductor
Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song
Corigliano: Liebeslied
Kim: Twenty-Sixth Dream
Orff: Carmina Burana

Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Friday, July 13, 8:30 pm
David Martins, conductor
McTee: Circuits
Camphouse: Yosemite Autumn
Schuman: New England Triptych
Wilson: SHAKATA: Singing the World into Existence
Sparke: Dance Movements

Saturday, July 28, 11:00 am
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor
David Martins, guest conductor
Ticheli: Nitro
Adams/Spinazzola: Lollapalooza
Gryc: Masquerade Variations on a Theme of Prokofiev
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Newman: As the Scent of Spring Rain
Grantham: Baron Cimtiere’s Mambo
Soper: World Premiere, written for YAWE

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 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, in programs that offer an intensive and inspirational experience of study, practice, and performance. 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, and Chorus, as well as Composers, Piano, and Harp programs. A distinguished faculty of artists and 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 at its Tanglewood summer home. Many BSO members are on BUTI’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, 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 across the country.

Founded in 1873, the Boston University School of Music combines 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, and historical performance, as well as a certificate program in its Opera Institute, and artist and performance diplomas.

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.

VENUE AND TICKET INFORMATION

Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Main Grounds
297 West Street, Lenox, MA

Tickets:
Orchestra concerts: $11, available at the door
Wind Ensemble and Chorus concerts: free admission

Concert Information:
617-353-3386 (through June 8)
413-637-1430 (after June 8)
www.bu.edu/cfa

All artists and programs are subject to change. Please visit www.bu.edu/cfa for updated schedule.

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