Category: College of Fine Arts

Air and Music

September 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College of Fine Arts, Huffington Post, Jeremy Yudkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jeremy Yudkin, College of Fine Arts

Around the enormous lawn as the sun set Friday night came a sprinkling of folks dressed as Dorothy or the Scarecrow or the Cowardly Lion. The reward for them and the other several thousand of us present, was an ingenious take on “The Wizard of Oz”: the original film wit its musical score stripped away and replaced altogether, live by the Boston Pops under the baton of its youthful conductor Keith Lockhart…

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Don’t miss out on One Day U

August 15th, 2014 in 2014, Cape Cod Times, College of Fine Arts, Jeremy Yudkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jeremy Yudkin, College of Fine Arts

Going back to school takes on new meaning for a group of lifelong learners on Sunday through a unique opportunity to spend a day in college without tests or homework…

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“Mozart, though, is such a fascinating figure because he stands for our Western cultural ideal of what is beautiful in music. We have an image of what that is based on movies like ‘Amadeus.’”

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Boston Baroque conductor calls Medford home

February 6th, 2014 in 2014, College of Fine Arts, Martin Pearlman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Martin Pearlman, College of Fine Arts

Conductor Martin Pearlman is a long time resident of New England. Originally from Oak Park, Ill., he has lived in Medford for 23 years, and over four decades in the Greater Boston area altogether…

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How to Really Stand Up (Straight)

January 27th, 2014 in 2014, Betsy Polatin, College of Fine Arts, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Betsy Polatin, College of Fine Arts

If you’re watching the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Oscars, or other award shows this season, you may notice how so many of the celebrities walk onto the stage and announce the contestants with such good posture…

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Patrick Quigley gears up for Seraphic Fire’s Christmas season after a year of milestones

December 10th, 2013 in 2013, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Scott Allen Jarrett 0 comments

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Scott Allen Jarrett, College of Fine Arts

Patrick Dupré Quigley hates to shave, but that’s not the only reason he grew a beard…

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“I’m so admiring of the kind of music making he’s doing in Florida. He’s really created something remarkable and astounding in a market that, as far as I can tell, doesn’t have a whole lot of constituency for what he’s trying to do. There’s been an exponential increase in small, chamber-sized, fully professional choruses where singers fly in from all points and give top-shelf performances. Seraphic Fire is the model for almost all of those.”

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JFK’s gay best friend

November 24th, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Mark Krone, College of Fine Arts

John F. Kennedy’s many lifetime secrets are common conversation today, but the story of his oldest and dearest friend’s sexual orientation is largely unknown…

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Where have all the sopranos gone?

November 8th, 2013 in 2013, College of Fine Arts, Joshua Rifkin, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Joshua Rifkin, College of Fine Arts

The ever-earlier onset of puberty is reshaping the legendary Leipzig boys choir…

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“I fear I can’t see any evidence that Bach cared particularly about boys at all.  All of this is our modern projection back.”

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Jewish caretaker tends to historic church pipe organ

November 1st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Peter Sykes 0 comments

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Peter Sykes, College of Fine Arts

The same majestic pipe organ has filled Charlestown’s soaring St. Mary’s Church with music for 121 years…

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“For anyone who doesn’t know the difference between organs, I would say this organ is to organs what the interior of this church is to architecture. It is a period piece to be sure, but, oh, what a period.”

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Graphic artist hopes ‘Erase’ fuels conversation about gun violence

September 19th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Fine Arts, Newsmakers, Nicholas Rock 0 comments

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Nicholas Rock, College of Fine Arts

After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., where 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six adults were killed in a gunman’s rampage, Beverly resident Greg Bokor felt compelled to act…

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“These projects transcend the idea of communicating messages. When you read about something in the newspaper, that’s going to reach some people, but the moment they have to interact with something they become part of it, and the issue becomes part of them.”

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Boston University professor Yudkin teaches love for Tanglewood music

July 5th, 2013 in 2013, College of Fine Arts, Jeremy Yudkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jeremy Yudkin, College of Fine Arts

A self-described “odd duck” as a musicologist, longtime Stockbridge resident and Boston University professor Jeremy Yudkin has been an educator on a mission during the past three decades…

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“I’m very, very passionate about breaking down these barriers to classical music. Once they become familiar with it, there’s absolutely no reason why people can’t enjoy it, irrespective of their background or sophistication.”

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