For Release Upon Receipt - January 9, 2003
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WORLD RENOWNED DUO PIANISTS IN CONCERT AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The Paratore Brothers perform on February 12 to raise money for scholarship fund
BOSTON—Internationally acclaimed duo pianists Anthony and Joseph Paratore join the Boston University Chamber Orchestra in a concert to benefit the Boston University College of Fine Arts’ Paratore Brothers Scholarship Fund. The concert will take place on February 12 at 7:30pm at the Tsai Performance Center.
The concert repertoire includes J.S. Bach’s Concerto in C Major, BWV 1061; Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-6; Dave Brubeck’s Points on Jazz; and Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche. Professor André de Quadros, Director of the College of Fine Arts’ School of Music, will conduct the Chamber Orchestra.
The Paratore Brothers Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to assist young musicians studying at Boston University. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the scholarship fund for students in the School of Music.
Anthony and Joseph Paratore, graduates of the School of Music, classes of 1966 and 1970 respectively, are considered one of today’s foremost keyboard duos. They have performed with numerous major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna, Warsaw, Rotterdam and Amsterdam philharmonic orchestras.
In 1974, The Paratore Brothers became the first piano duo to receive first prize in the Munich International Piano Competition. Two years later, they made their Boston recital debut with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The brothers have held many concerts and participated in numerous music festivals including Salzburg, Berlin, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart and Spoleto. They have been featured on NBC’s Today Show and The Tonight Show, and on a PBS special entitled The Paratores: Two Brothers, Four Hands.
Tickets for the concert are $25, $35 and $50. Call the Tsai Performance Center Box Office at 617-353-8725. Champagne reception with premium concert seating, $75. For reservations call 617-353-3335.
The Tsai Performance Center is located at 685 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Log on to ww.bu.edu/tsai for directions and concert listings.
About Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Music
Boston University College of Fine Arts is a conservatory-style school within a major research university, offering a liberal arts education along with professional training in Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts to 1000 graduate and undergraduate students. Education at the College of Fine Arts begins at Boston University and extends into the city of Boston, a center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.
The College of Fine Arts’ School of Music, founded in 1873, combines the intimacy and intensity of conservatory training with a broadly based liberal arts education. While the emphasis is strongly on music, the School enriches its programs with a range of electives, made available through the other schools and colleges within Boston University. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Performance, Theory and Composition, Musicology, Music Education, Collaborative Piano (graduate only), Conducting (graduate only), as well as an Artist Diploma in Performance and a certificate program with the Boston University Opera Institute.
Alumni and faculty are found in universities, schools, major symphony orchestras, opera companies and prestigious ensembles throughout the world. Distinguished faculty members include opera singer Phyllis Curtin, composer Lukas Foss and violinist Roman Totenberg. Notable alumni include H. C. Robbins Landon, noted Haydn scholar; Fred Bronstein, president of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; the opera singer Dominique LaBelle; and Ikuko Mizuno-Spire, violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout the academic year, the School of Music offers a wide variety of public performances. For further information and a calendar of events, log on to www.bu.edu/cfa
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