Posts by: krone

2011-2012 Boston University Opera Season Announced

2001 Fall Fringe Festival The Fringe Festival, now in its 15th season, is a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Theatre and The Opera Institute.  Its mission is to produce new or rarely performed works of significance in the opera and theater repertoire, bringing performers and audiences close together in unique theatrical settings. October […]

Michael Chiklis To Host July 4th Boston Pops Celebration

Michael Chiklis will host the annual national broadcast of the Independence Day Boston Pops Celebration on the Esplanade.  He is a graduate of the School of Theatre.  I look forward to being there as his guest.  

“crackling with conflict…deeply satisfying” –Washington Post on Opus

If you are in the Washington D.C. area, try to see Opus, directed by our own  Jim Petosa, director, School of Theatre, at the Olney Theatre in Maryland, where he is artistic director. Performance pressure is a constant with musicians.  Add passion and ego to the mix and you have an atmosphere ready to boil […]

Joshua Feinberg’s Contrafactual: hommage á Scelsi

I was pleased to see a good crowd on hand at a concert in the CFA Concert Hall this past Sunday night, which was the culminating event of the Callithumpian Consort Sprectral Summer Workshop. I fully support this kind of initiative. A commissioned piece composed by our own Joshua Feinberg was performed: Counterfactual:  hommage á […]

Meanwhile at the Centre Pompidou…

I also saw the show, Paris-Delhi-Bombay…which asks “what is India today?” The work of over 50 artists from India and France seeks to cover six aspects of Indian society: politics, religion, the home, arts and crafts, town planning and the environment, and identity.  Although it is the largest democracy in the world and an economic […]

Kapoor in Paris

Anish Kapoor’s Work Shown at the Grand Palais, Paris Ecole Nationale, and Galerie Kamel Mennour “Swallowed by the Monster” While in Paris, I saw Anish Kapoor’s work in three locations in Paris. As part of the Monumenta Programme, Amish’s Leviathon was at the Grand Palais (pictured above).  To walk inside his gargantuan Leviathon is to […]

The BU Paris Center

I’ve just returned from a short trip to Paris. I was able to see the BU Paris Center where our students can take courses such as Paris Aujourd’hui: French Society and Civilization Through the Performing Arts and La France a Paris: Paris in Literature.  Students can opt to live with families (as above) or in […]

Professor Judith Chafee Awarded BU’s Highest Teaching Honor

I was very pleased to learn that our own Judith Chafee, Associate Professor of Movement, was awarded the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching. “She challenges students, encourages them to explore, and gives them the courage to take risks,” reads her Metcalf citation. “I got to fully unleash my imagination,” says Francesca Blanchard […]

Renowned Painter Frank Stella Gives CFA Graduation Convocation Address

Here is the address Frank Stella gave to the CFA Class of 2011: “Art appreciation” is perhaps a dated term, but not a dated idea. In fact, it might be an idea whose time has come. We assume that as the product of the efforts of a faculty of Fine Arts, you do appreciate art, […]

Commencement 2011

The College of Fine Arts Graduation Convocation went very well as did the main Boston University Commencement on Nickerson Field the following day in which veteran TV broadcaster Katie Couric was the speaker, see text of Ms. Couric’s speech. We were very honored to have the noted painter, Frank Stella, give the address at the […]