Category: Events

Temple Sinai Poetry Festival

The Core delves into the literary works of diverse cultures, and students are always encouraged to widen their horizons. An opportunity to do this is the upcoming Annual Jewish Poetry Festival, on Sunday, February 3rd, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, at Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA. It will include a reading and discussion of poems by Jewish poets within Temple […]

LANDMARKS SERIES: Machiavelli’s The Prince After 500 Years

On February 6th, there will be a lecture on Machiavelli’s The Prince, by the great Michael Ignatieff, Edward Muir, and James Johnson. It will be located in the Photonics Building, Room 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street, and will last from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The Core encourages students to attend this event, as these inspiring speakers will undoubtedly shed […]

Brahms, Sibelius and Beethoven

The Core is offering 15 free tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra performance on Thursday February 7th, at 8:00 PM, in the Boston Symphony Hall. From http://bit.ly/VWRVKL: The eminent German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads three masterpieces from the heart of the orchestral repertoire. The program begins with Brahms’s earliest orchestral masterpiece, his Variations on […]

Festina Lente: ‘Conserving Antiquity’ Exhibition

  From January 30 – July 7, 2013, the upcoming Festina Lente exhibition will offer an unconventional behind-the-scenes opportunity to survey the Greek and Roman holdings in the Davis Museum’s permanent collections. Featuring vases and vessels of all sorts and designs, relief portraits and standing figures, mosaics, coins and jewelry, human and animal forms, the scope of […]

The Nutcracker performance in Harvard Square

The Core didn’t have enough tickets for all current students to go see the Boston Ballet production of The Nutcracker this year, but ’tis the season for holiday ballet, so students of the Core are strongly encouraged to pursue the alternate routes to an audience seat. 1. Look into getting student rush tickets to the BB production, […]

Fish Worship at 100 BSR opening

Fish Worship, a BU/faculty blues band, was invited to play at the “sidewalk fair” accompanying the ribbon-cutting for the new Student Services Center at 100 Bay State Road. Pictured, Prof. Wayne Snyder, Core alum Edmund Jorgensen, Prof. James Jackson, Prof. Jay Samons, and Prof. Brian Jorgensen. Photo by office assistant Elizabeth Kerian.

From the Core archives…

… the art for the invitation to the sophomore Core Banquet from 1997. Are there any alumni who remember this event?

“Shakespeare’s Songs” on May 1st

We are pleased to announce this lecture / recital on “Shakespeare’s Songs”, featuring Christopher Ricks as lecturer; Dana Whiteside, baritone; and James Johnson, piano. The program features songs set to texts by William Shakespeare. Composers include Peter Warlock, Robert Schumann, Benjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc, Roger Quilter, and Erich Korngold. The event is TOMORROW, Tuesday, May […]

Reminder: ARISTOPHANES TONIGHT!

A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

Tonight’s Faust Roundtable

In lieu of the Tuesday lecture lost this week to the Monday substitution schedule, a special roundtable at the BU Castle has been arranged for students of CC202. Prof. Roye Wates, Prof. Peter Schwartz and Prof. Christopher Ricks will be speaking about different aspects of the Faust tradition.  The event will begin at 7 PM, […]