On Thursday, May 10th, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will host its annual spring gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature an intimate performance of Mozart’s Eine Kleine NachtMuzik (A Little Night Music) by young musicians from BYSO’s premier orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony, conducted by Music Director Federico Cortese. This evening will also include a casual spread of food and cocktails as well as both a live and silent auction. Items include an autographed John Williams Star Wars score, a Red Sox package with 4 box seats, Bruins box seats, and a Stowe, VT vacation package. Tickets for this event are $150, available for purchase here. All proceeds will go towards financial aid awards for BYSO students.
For more information, contact Martha Robinson at 617-358-0280.
This Friday, May 4th, Boston University Academy will hold its annual Spring Concert followed by a financial aid benefit. The Spring Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Chapel. This show will feature the Chamber Orchestra and Choral Ensemble performing a new completion of Mozart’s Requiem, including 15 instrumentals and 25 vocalists. This event is free but an RSVP is requested. Following the concert at 8:30 p.m., the Academy community will be invited to a dessert reception with live jazz music at the George Sherman Union Back Court. At this reception the drawing for the highly anticipated cash raffle will take place. Tickets for the reception are $20 for adults, while BUA students and siblings are welcome free of charge. This reception and the cash raffle directly support fundraising efforts for the BUA financial aid program.
For tickets to the concert, reception, and raffle, click here.
Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS'55, Hon.'59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.
For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.
Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University
MLK's Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)
Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)
Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK's archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)
"Side Streets" is a partnership between BU Now and The Quad, in which Quad writers will profile things to see and do along different streets that intersect Commonwealth Avenue. This week's street of choice, Massachusetts Avenue, is otherwise affectionately referred to as "Mass Ave" by Bostonians. Mass Ave is 16 miles of history and culture. The street runs from Dorchester to Lunenberg. On a journey down Mass Ave, you'll encounter bars, restaurants, historic landmarks, shops, and even colleges.
Should you find yourself in far eastern BU territory, make moves to Mass Ave and stop in any of the following highlights of the legendary street.
On Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery and the College of Fine Arts present a musical performance, PARALLELS, by the Arneis Quartet. The project, inspired by the art exhibition Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (1913-1970), “explores the universal themes of survival, resilience, and the pursuit of artistic freedom under political oppression.”
The Arneis Quartet comprises four Boston University School of Music alumni, and will feature Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 and Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 2. The performance will be preceded by a talk by Assistant Professor of Theory, Dr. Ludmilla Leibman, and a film presentation.
PARALLELS takes place on Wednesday, October 26 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, located at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at 213 Bay State Road. For more information, visit the event listing on the Boston University Hillel website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.