Posts by: krone

Sarita Lilly in Porgy and Bess

I am proud of our DMA student, Sarita Lilly, who performed as a resident of Catfish Row in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the American Repertory Theatre (Aug. 17–Oct. 2).  The production moves to Broadway in January 2012.  During her time in the DMA-Voice program, Sarita has held a number of positions in the […]


Think of the talent that has brought us the current musical production of Candide, beginning with Voltaire, and then Richard Wilbur, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Lillian Hellman, John Latouche and Dorothy Parker.  Add to this group, the direction of Mary Zimmerman and the marvelous company and crew and you have one of the best musical […]

Philadelphia Orchestra Money Woes Require Shared Leadership, Not Demands

Musicians must take responsibility for the future of the Orchestra and not simply make demands. They should assume a leadership role and not blame outcomes on management.  Many things are at stake in Philadelphia. Orchestra at a Juncture (from Now five months old, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s bankruptcy case has come to a critical […]

My Interview in BU Today

If you have a moment, please read my thoughts on the future of the arts at BU.  We have big plans and I need your thoughts and suggestions, It’s been just a year since Mexican conductor and arts administrator Benjamin Juarez put down his baton and took up residence as the dean of the […]

BU Campus-Wide Arts Initiative

With yesterday’s announcement in BU Today about Provost Morrison’s creation of a new BU Campus-Wide Arts Initiative, I am thrilled that we now have the mandate and the structure to enhance the role of the arts at Boston University for the benefit of all our students. The spirit of the initiative is to insure that […]

In Memorium: James V. “Tim” Nicholson, Longtime Professor and Friend of the School of Theatre

We are mourning the death of James V. “Tim” Nicholson, longtime faculty member and theatre artist.  Professor Nicholson died of pneumonia on August 9, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at the age of 84.  A memorial service was held at Crosslands Nursing Home on Saturday, August 20. Tim Nicholson was appointed to the School of Theatre […]

“Near Death Experience” Pushes DSO to Reinvent Itself

In the 7/31/2011, Financial Times, Petroc Trelawny reports on the trials of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A strike by the Orchestra’s players this past spring “ended when the players agreed, in April, to a 23 per cent pay cut, reducing their base salary from $104,000 to $79,000. Even after the cuts, it’s still far from […]

An Ally at State

Frank Oteri sees a glimmer of hope in the midst of a summer of budget cuts to arts organizations throughout the U.S. The composer advocate of the American Music Center* in New York and founder of the online arts magazine, New Music Box,  Oteri returned with a slightly improved outlook after his visit to the […]

Keyword: Violence. World Health Organization Reports 1.6 million Lives Lost Annually From Violence

Each year, more than 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives to violence. For every person who dies as a result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from a range of physical, sexual, reproductive and mental health problems. Violence places a massive burden on national economies, costing countries billions of US dollars each […]

John Adams’s Commencement Address at Juilliard

I wanted to share with you John Adams’s commencement address at Juilliard.  All of the text and pictures (except the one of him) come from his very interesting website. The first paragraph — in quotes — is from near the end of the speech.  I placed it at the top for emphasis. Juilliard Commencement Address […]