Boston University and GreenBox Films to Screen “The Music Lesson” at AMC Loews Theater, Boston

in BU In the Community, College of Fine Arts, News Releases, Student News
October 20th, 2010

Contact: Erin Keegan Ianni, 617.353.3359 | keegan@bu.edu

(Boston, MA) – GreenBox Films, in collaboration with The Chronicle of Higher Education and Boston University, is screening the Boston premiere of its debut documentary, “The Music Lesson,” at the AMC Loews Theater on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. The Music Lesson tells the story of two groups of young people from extraordinarily different backgrounds, as they use the power of music to discover each other’s worlds Ten classically trained students from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) leave their sheet music behind to explore the roots of music with students from Laikipia, Kenya whose tribal elders have passed down the tradition of singing, dancing and playing music for centuries. With beautiful scenery and heartfelt connections, The Music Lesson shows how these two groups transcend their differences through music. A question and answer session with director/producer, Ginny Galloway, and BYSO conductor, Federico Cortese, in addition to some of the student participants of the film, will immediately follow the screening at AMC Loews Theater, located at 175 West Tremont Street.

What: Boston premiere screening of GreenBox Films’ documentary, “The Music Lesson” with Q&A session immediately following with the director and selected stars of the film.

Who: Director/Producer, Ginny Galloway
BYSO Music Director and Conductor, Federico Cortese
Selected student cast members

When/Where: Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
AMC Loews Theater (Theatre 17)
175 West Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

Tickets: $21 Advance Purchase Only
Available through the GreenBox Films
website: http://www.greenboxfilms.com/
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to March Forth Kenya Kids and The
Rainbow Collections to support arts and education programs in Kenya.
www.marchforthkenyakids
www.therainbowcollections.com

This is the first film collaboration between GreenBox Films and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and marks the directorial debut of Ginny Galloway. Joe Berlinger (Crude; Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) served as executive producer on the film.

GreenBox Films
GreenBox Films was founded by Ginny Galloway to tell stories that motivate, expose, explore, and inspire. The Music Lesson, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and has been shown at National Geographic, in Washington, D.C., is the first documentary produced by the company. For more information, please visit www.greenboxfilms.com

About the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras is regarded as one of finest youth orchestras in the US and a national model for music and arts education. Its six orchestras and Intensive Community Program serve more than 425 students from ages 6-18 representing more than 140 communities from the New England area. Appointed in 1999, Music Director Federico Cortese oversees an artistic staff of 50 in support of 14 annual orchestral performances and a semi-staged opera in such prestigious venues as Symphony Hall, Sanders Theatre, Tsai Performance Center, and Faneuil Hall. Since its founding at Boston University in 1958, BYSO continues to achieve the highest artistic standards. BYSO receives generous support from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.

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