Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Tanglewood Institute Benefit Concert

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 |
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 |

(Boston) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the first annual Boston University Tanglewood Institute Benefit Concert, benefiting the 2009 BUTI Scholarship Fund. BUTI faculty members will perform a selection of works on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. All proceeds will contribute to scholarships for high school students attending the esteemed Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.

The concert features faculty members who have joint appointments at the BU School of Music and BUTI including Martin Amlin, piano, Jonathan Bass, piano, Penelope Bitzas, mezzo-soprano, James Demler, baritone, Terry Everson, trumpet, Jodi Goble, piano, Bayla Keyes, violin, Don Lucas, trombone, Boaz Sharon, piano, Ethan Sloane, clarinet, and Peter Zazofsky, violin, as well as a few faculty members who hold appointments at just SOM or BUTI. The concert is a unique opportunity to see faculty members rally together to help their students, while supporting a program that counts thirteen current members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as its alumni.

Phyllis Hoffman, Executive Director for BUTI, explains, “The Boston University Tanglewood Institute faculty members define BUTI’s reputation for excellence. They are the magnet that draws gifted high school musicians to a summer program of intensive study and inspirational performance.” She continues, “This inaugural concert reflects the faculty’s dedication and generosity in supporting the effort to increase scholarship assistance for worthy students, especially in this climate of economic crisis.”

Since 1966 BUTI has welcomed a select group of gifted high school musicians to the Tanglewood grounds for a summer training program for orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and harp 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.


For forty-two years the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) has partnered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts to provide gifted high school musicians the opportunity to study with world-renowned instructors in an unparalleled musical environment. BUTI is among the nation’s most competitive summer music schools for serious musicians of high school age. Each summer, BUTI enrolls approximately 350 students who meet rigorous audition requirements for admission, in programs that offer an intensive and inspirational experience of study, practice, and performance. Under the guidance of outstanding artist-teachers, BUTI offers a comprehensive list of Young Artists programs in orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and harp. BUTI also offers two-week workshops in flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium, double bass, percussion, string quartet, saxophone, and bassoon. BUTI is a program of the School of Music, in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.

The Boston University School of Music at the College of Fine Arts, founded in 1872, is the oldest degree-granting music program in the United States. The character of the School is shaped by its position at the center of a major university situated in the heart of Boston, a city that takes learning and music seriously. The School is committed to integrating professional training and the study of the liberal arts for undergraduate students. At the graduate level, students participate in a rich intellectual and artistic environment, vital for professional development. Alumni and faculty are members of major symphony orchestras, opera companies, prestigious ensembles, and educational institutions throughout the world.

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. 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 Tanglewood Institute Benefit Concert

Wednesday, February 18, 7:30pm

Martin Amlin Piano Sonata No. 6, in one movement
Martin Amlin, piano

Max Bruch Selections from Eight Pieces
Ethan Sloane, clarinet
Marc Johnson, cello
Jonathan Bass, piano

Samuel Barber Capricorn Concerto, op 21
Joanna Goldstein, flute
Sofie Campesino, oboe
Terry Everson, trumpet
Martin Amlin, piano

Grazyna Bacewicz Quartetto for four violins
Bayla Keyes (faculty)
Jeanie Lee (alumna)
MaeLynn Arnold (alumna)
Esther Nam (alumna)

Giachino Rossini Cruda sorte ! …. Gia so per pratica from L’Iltaliana in Algeri
Penelope Bitzas, mezzo-soprano
Martin Amlin, piano

Vinicio Meza Retratos
Don Lucas, trombone
Jieun Kim, piano

Manuel de Falla Ritual Fire Dance

Maurice Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Boaz Sharon, piano

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart Madamina, il catalogo from Don Giovanni
James Demler, baritone
Jodi Goble, piano

Moritz Moszkowski Selections from Suite in G Minor for two violins and piano, opus 71
Peter Zazofsky, violin (faculty)
Heather Braun, violin (alumna)
Jonathan Bass, piano (faculty)

All proceeds will benefit the BUTI Scholarship Fund.

Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green “B” Line, BU East stop

Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100. (A portion of the ticket price will be tax deductible.) or 617-353-3386.

All artists and programs are subject to change. Please visit for updated schedule.


To request press tickets, high resolution photos, or additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or