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BOSTON UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SYMPHONIC CHORUS & WIND ENSEMBLE
April 1, 2023
Symphony Hall Boston
Boston University’s April 2023 Symphony Hall concert was one for the books.
BU College of Fine Arts School of Music performed for a capacity crowd at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall on Saturday, April 1, 2021. The concert featured the School’s exceptional ensembles, including Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus, and Wind Ensemble, in a magnificent capstone performance closing out a year of celebrations marking BU School of Music’s 150th year.
Maestro James Burton, Director of Orchestral Activities at BU; Master Lecturer, Music; and Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Choral Director, led the BU Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with Chorus Master William Cutter (CFA’87,’89) and soloists Addison Pattillo (CFA’23), Soprano, and Alexis Peart (CFA’23), Mezzo-Soprano.
David Martins, Master Lecturer; Director of BU Wind Ensemble; and Chair of Ensembles Department, conducted the BU Wind Ensemble performing James Stephenson’s Symphony No. 2 “Voices” with soloist Olivia Schurke (CFA’23), Mezzo-Soprano.
The BU Wind Ensemble also performed Legacy by Kenneth Amis (CFA’91, BUTI’86,’87), BU School of Music Lecturer in Music, Tuba. According to Amis, Legacy has an aesthetic connection to the late 19th century, given the reflection on the year 1872, and can be enjoyed and appreciated by more than just music majors and people with formal music training. Amis will be designated the new director and conductor of the BU Wind Ensemble program, following the retirement of David Martins.
The event capped of a year of celebrations marking 150 years of Boston University School of Music, which was founded in 1872. Learn more about the milestone and the sesquicentennial’s signature events series at www.bu.edu/cfa/bumusic150.
Boston University Wind Ensemble
Conductor, David Martins
Kenneth Amis – Legacy
James Stephenson – Symphony No. 2 “Voices”
Soloist: Olivia Schurke, Mezzo-Soprano
Boston University Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus
Conductor, James Burton
Chorus Master, William Cutter
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Soloists: Addison Pattillo, Soprano • Alexis Peart, Mezzo-Soprano
Capacity crowd at Symphony Hall concert caps BU School of Music’s year of celebrations
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Photos by Jake Belcher