BU at Symphony Hall

Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Chorus

Protest Without Words: The Arts and Social Change
Panel Discussion and Concert


Panel Discussion


Dr. Harvey Young, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, composer Kirke Mechem, and BU alumna Dr. Kerri Greenidge (GRS’09, GRS’12), co-director of African American Freedom Trail Project – Tufts University, will engage in a panel discussion moderated by Louise Kennedy, senior writer/editor for BU Development Communications, former senior producer for arts engagement at WBUR and arts reporter and critic at The Boston Globe. Exploring the role of the fine arts in American culture’s history of protest, resistance, and resilience, the evening’s conversation will serve as a prelude to the April 9th Symphony Hall concert repertoire.

Co-sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative (http://www.bu.edu/arts/).

Date and Time

April 6, 2018 | 7pm


Boston University Photonics Auditorium, Room 206 (8 Saint Mary’s St., Boston)


This event is free and open to the public. Please register using the form below.


Date and Time

April 9, 2018 | 8pm

Concert Program

Boston University Symphony Orchestra
Neal Hampton, conductor
Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
Aaron Copland, Lincoln Portrait
Dr. Cornell Brooks, narrator
Boston University Wind Ensemble
David Martins, conductor
Karel Husa, Music for Prague 1968
Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus
Miguel Angel Felipe, conductor
William Grant Still, Plain-Chant for America
Kirke Mechem, Songs of the Slave
Michelle Johnson, soprano
Brian K. Major, baritone


Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston)


This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admittance into Symphony Hall.

Up to four tickets may be requested by completing the form below. Tickets will be available starting at 7 pm on the day of performance at the BU table (not BSO Box Office). Walk-up tickets may also be obtained at the BU Table on the day of performance.

Boston University students, faculty, staff, and alumni (with valid BU ID or alumni card) may receive up to two free tickets in advance by visiting the School of Music office beginning March 19.

Note: Students performing in the Symphony Hall concert should request their tickets by visiting the School of Music Office or contacting the Manager of Ensembles.

Request form is no longer available, but there are still plenty of seats for tonight’s concert. Walk-up tickets are available tonight starting at 7 pm at the BU table (not BSO Box Office).