Alumni Weekend 2019

Celebrate with CFA at Alumni Weekend

September 18-22, 2019
Come to BU Alumni Weekend and celebrate with CFA.

See, hear, & experience what’s new and what’s timeless at the College of Fine Arts.

It’s a weekend of special events and celebrations, including the 2019 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Awards, with honorees: Brooke Karzen (CFA’84), Morris Robinson (CFA’01), and Joe Wardwell (CFA’99).

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Distinguished Alumni Awards
5:00pm, Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, 820 Comm Ave
Celebrating Brooke Karzen (CFA’84), Morris Robinson (CFA’01), and Joe Wardwell (CFA’99) who have distinguished themselves with outstanding achievements in their careers, communities, and in service to the arts. Public transportation recommended. Limited parking available at Booth Theatre Essex Street garage.

Friday, September 20, 2019

BU Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Concert conducted by Joshua Gersen
12:30pm, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Comm Ave
Join the College of Fine Arts for a lunchtime concert with the BU Symphonic Orchestra featuring conductor, Joshua Gersen at the Tsai Performance Center on Friday September 20 at 12:30 PM.

Saturday, September 21

Interactive Arts Experience
10am-12pm, George Sherman Union East Enclosure
Come make art with students, alumni, and faculty from BU’s art education program! We will be hosting collaborative art making projects for all ages. Make and take something with you and leave something behind to share with the BU community! While you are there, learn about the programs BU offers for art educators and teaching artists.

Favorite Poem Project
1pm-2:15pm, Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, 820 Comm Ave
The Favorite Poem Project and the Boston University Alumni Association are hosting a reading to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2019 featuring members of the BU community. The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in the lives of Americans. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. During the one-year open call for submissions, 18,000 Americans wrote to the project volunteering to share their favorite poems—Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations and backgrounds. From those letters emerged several enduring collections, including 3 anthologies and 50 mini-documentaries.

Tastes of BU: Pairings with Culinary Creators
5pm-7pm,George Sherman Union
Kick off your evening at the GSU before heading over to Agganis Arena for the spectacular ice show. Celebrate with friends, fellow alumni, and the BU community as we raise a glass together and celebrate the BU community. Enjoy specialty bubbles and bourbon tastings throughout the event with pairings from fellow alumni. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Great Choices, Great Changes: A BU Celebration
8pm, Agganis Arena
Join the victory celebration of Boston University’s successful and historic $1.5 billion fundraising effort. The festivities will feature live performances by the Boston Pops and by student musical groups as well a spectacular ice show about BU’s past, present, and future, featuring figure skating, dazzling projections, and sets and performers from Feld Entertainment (producers of Disney on Ice).

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