Category: Ensembles

BU Pep Band performs virtual fight song “Go BU!”

By Alex Ross (COM’22) Doug Darrah (CAS’20) sat in front of his computer with his tuba, troubleshooting video for a homemade tutorial. Darrah is a member of Boston University’s Pep Band— the group of 120 musicians responsible for the famous Terrier fight song “Go BU.” In the wake of the global virus that has forced […]

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BU Today Feature: CFA Ensemble Time’s Arrow to End the Year with a Zoom Concert

This article was originally published in BU Today on April 29, 2020. By Joel Brown For the members of Time’s Arrow, the new music ensemble at the College of Fine Arts, there’s an upside to performing on videoconferencing app Zoom, where they cannot truly synchronize sound, audio quality, or internet speeds. “The bright side of this […]

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The Art of Protest

In conjunction with Symphony Hall concert, the School of Music & BU Arts Initiative host a discussion on the role of arts in social change Spark Volume 3, Issue 3 | by Emily White Stirring speeches move and motivate crowds. Vibrant homemade signs inspire community, humor, hope. Resonant songs unite millions. Art and creativity have […]

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A conversation with Maestro Bramwell Tovey

New conductor talks joining the School of Music, expressing deep human narratives through conducting, and getting down to the music. Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Emily White   Spark spoke with renowned conductor Bramwell Tovey, who joined Boston University as Director of Orchestral Activities this fall. Since 2000 he has served as Music Director […]

GRAMMY Award-Winning Conductor Bramwell Tovey Appointed Director of Orchestral Activities

  Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bramwell Tovey as Director of Orchestral Activities for BU School of Music. Tovey succeeds David Hoose, who led the program from 1987 to 2015. Tovey begins his new role at Boston University in the Fall 2017 semester with […]

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Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Symphony Hall

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus Conductor Emily Freeman Brown leads BU Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a concert featuring Joseph Haydn’s The Creation —Tuesday, April 4th at Symphony Hall Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus […]