Category: CFA School of Music Event

BU Virtual Concert Hall Launched!

Arnold Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw from BU School of Music on Vimeo. I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest web initiative, BU’s Virtual Concert Hall. We have decided to coincide the launch with the release of the video production of our most recent concert at Symphony Hall, which featured a great […]

BU Symposium Marks Centenary of Puccini Opera

This morning, I attended a symposium sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on the centenary of the world premiere of Puccini’s opera, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West). CFA Professor Deborah Burton joined scholars from other institutions in speaking on the composer and […]

BU Piano Student Leon Bernsdorf Wins 2nd Prize in Moscow’s Liszt Competition

The Central Music School in Moscow of the famous Tchaikovsky Conservatory held their Second International Liszt Piano Competition this past week.  The School, founded in 1935 is recognized as a leading institution for musically gifted children. Many outstanding artists like Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Natalia Gutman, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and many more studied there. Under the remarkable leadership […]

BU Symphonic Chorus and the BU Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church in Copley Square

Though I was unable to attend this concert due to travel, I did attend the rehearsal.  I am therefore confident that the audience at Old South Church had a wonderful evening.  Congratulations to Professor Ann Howard Jones and all the artists who worked on this event. Hadyn’s Paukenmasse (Mass in a Time of War) has […]

Sparkle Amid Splendor at Symphony Hall Tribute

On The Road By the time you read this, I will be in Russia with School of Music director, Robert Dodson and Piano department chair, Boaz Sharon.   Among other activities, we will meet with officials from the Moscow Conservatory on possible collaborations between our schools. Even though I am 4,500 miles away, I am […]

Musician. Teacher. Mentor.

Roman Totenberg I hope you will join me and the entire Boston University community at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. to honor our own Roman Totenberg in celebration of his 100th birthday and the countless contributions he has made to music. Each time a former student raises a bow in one […]

Ronan Tynan: Surgeon, Athlete, and Yes, Irish Tenor

Ronan Tynan Performance and Talk Once again BU offered a full cultural menu last night.   I attended a concert and talk by tenor, Ronan Tynan, at the Tsai Center sponsored by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.  Many know of Tynan as one of the Irish Tenors but there is a lot more to […]