Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Tanglewood Institute Benefit Concert: A Tribute to Doriot Anthony Dwyer

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
January 29th, 2010

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

(Boston) – The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a program of the School of Music at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, will honor Doriot Anthony Dwyer in a concert on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm in the CFA Concert Hall. Dwyer is the former principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as a former faculty member of the BU Tanglewood Institute and the School of Music (SOM). The concert will feature performances by Dwyer, as well as BUTI and SOM faculty members who are also members of the BSO. All proceeds will contribute to scholarships for high school students attending the esteemed Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

In addition to spoken tributes to Dwyer, the concert program will also feature:

Debussy: Syrinx
Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute

Saint-Saens: Fantasie for Violin and Harp
Lucia Lin, violin
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp

Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola, double bass
Elizabeth Ostling, flute
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Edwin Barker, double bass

Dvořák: Selections from Cypresses
The Muir String Quartet:
Peter Zazofsky, violin
Lucia Lin, violin
Steven Ansell, viola
Michael Reynolds, cello

Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
John Ferrillo, oboe
Richard Ranti, bassoon
Martin Amlin, piano

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, K285
Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute, with members of the Muir String Quartet:
Peter Zazofsky, violin
Steven Ansell, viola
Michael Reynolds, cello

Since 1966, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute 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 School of Music Director Robert Dodson and BUTI Director Phyllis Hoffman, BUTI is considered one of the most prestigious summer music programs for high school students in the United States.

PRESS RELEASE AT A GLANCE

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Benefit Concert: A Tribute to Doriot Anthony Dwyer

Tuesday, February 16, 7:30pm

CFA Concert Hall
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green “B” Line, BU West stop

Tickets:
$100 & $75: Includes tickets to a post-performance reception with the artists
$50 & $25: General Admission
$15: Students
A portion of the ticket price will be tax deductible.
Purchase tickets by contacting Emily Culler at 617-353-8995 or ecc@bu.edu

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

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

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. Alumni are enrolled in the nation’s competitive conservatories and schools of music. They are also members of major symphony orchestras, including 14 in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, on the rosters of the Metropolitan Opera and numerous regional companies, and include prominent composers and conductors.

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.

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To request press tickets, interviews with the artists, or high resolution photos, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu

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