Boston University Tanglewood Institute—One of this Country’s Premiere Training Programs for
Aspiring High School-Age Musicians—Announces Details About The
Daylong 50th Anniversary Celebration Activities on August 6
Activities to include a Gala Concert Emceed by Emmy Award Nominee Lauren Ambrose (BUTI ’94, ’95),
a Panel Discussion about the worldwide impact of BUTI, a Piano Recital, World Premiere Commissions, and more
Boston, MA (June 28, 2016) – Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)—one of the premiere summer training programs for aspiring high school and early college-age musicians—announced details about its 50th Anniversary events scheduled for August 6.
The highlight of the day’s activities is the dazzling concert at 2:30pm which will celebrate the legacy and future of BUTI. Emceed by Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose (BUTI ’94, ’95), the concert will showcase students and faculty from BUTI’s Young Artists Programs, alumni guest artists from across the country, and new compositions commissioned specially for this concert from alumni Nico Muhly (BUTI ’96, ’97) and Timo Andres (BUTI ‘00, ’01). Proceeds from this concert will benefit Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
The 2016 BUTI summer season, which is taking place at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, June 20-August 13, features expanded concert programming; a new Opera Intensive featuring two full-length performances of Die Fledermaus; a 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert highlighting alumni and featuring new commissions; a new Visiting Artist Residency Program with composer Nico Muhly and pianist Simone Dinnerstein (BUTI ‘86, ‘87); workshops led by distinguished performers and teachers from Boston University and the Boston Symphony Orchestra including new workshops in violin, viola, and cello; and rich programs of learning and performance. Led by Executive Director Hilary Field Respass, BUTI is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
August 6 Festivities at a Glance:
9–10:30am: Campus Tours | Departing every 30 minutes from Groton Place, BUTI Campus, 45 West Street, Lenox, MA
11:00am: Piano Recital | Featuring students and alumni from the Young Artists Piano Program, including alumni Leon Bernsdorf (BUTI ‘10), Timo Andres (BUTI ‘00, ’01), and Paul Celebi (BUTI ’15) | West Street Theatre, BUTI Campus, 45 West Street, Lenox, MA | Free
12:45pm: Alumni Panel Discussion, “Changing Lives, Influencing the World” including Alyson Cambridge (BUTI ’96; soprano), Seth Johnson (BUTI ’71; Director at bebe), Amy Matthews (BUTI ’90; HGTV star of Sweat Equity), Jonathan Palant (BUTI ’90; conductor and founder of the Dallas Street Choir), Lucas Richman (BUTI ’79, ’80; conductor and composer) and Sarah Whitney (BUTI ’99; violinist) | Moderated by longtime BUTI Executive & Artistic Director Phyllis Hoffman (CFA ’61, ’67), the panel will discuss their BUTI experience and how the values and principles they learned during their time as BUTI students affected their professional careers | Koussevitzky Shell, BUTI Campus, 45 West Street, Lenox, MA | Free
2:30pm: 50th Anniversary Concert | Emceed by Emmy Award Nominee Lauren Ambrose (BUTI ’94, ’95), with Conductors Ken-David Masur (BUTI ’96), Ann Howard Jones, and Katie Woolf (CFA ‘05) | Tickets: $20 | Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood.
Concert Program Highlights Include:
MUHLY Pulses, Cycles, Clouds: World premiere of a work for percussion ensemble commissioned for the BUTI 50th
Young Artists Percussion Ensemble, with alumni from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and composers from the 2016 Young Artists Composition program
ANDRES Land Lines: World premiere triple brass quintet fanfare commissioned for the BUTI 50th
WAGNER Overture to Die Meistersinger | Young Artists Orchestra with guest alumni, conductor Ken-David Masur (BUTI ’96)
KODALY Serenade, Op. 12, Movement I
Members of the Muir String Quartet, in residence at Boston University School of Music Peter Zazofsky and Lucia Lin, violin and Steven Ansell (BUTI ‘71), viola
Arr. WOLFE It all starts with Koussy
A medley for bass ensemble, arranged by Lawrence Wolfe, (BUTI ’66), Assistant Principal Bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performance will feature BUTI alumni Lawrence Wolfe and Todd Seeber (BUTI ‘80), both members of the BSO, as well as Brian Perry, a member of the Dallas Symphony, a graduate of the BU School of Music and Bass Coach for the Young Artists Orchestra program
O’REGAN Triptych, Movement IV | Young Artists Chorus and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Katie Woolf
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture | Young Artists Orchestra with guest alumni, Ken-David Masur, conductor
4:30pm: [email protected] Soiree | Highwood Tent, Tanglewood | Post-concert reception to celebrate BUTI’s golden year, emceed by Ron Della Chiesa (CGS ’57, COM ’59), legendary radio host of Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts on WCRB 99.5FM and Sunday Night’s Strictly Sinatra and Music America on WPLM Easy 99.1FM. Tickets: $30.
Register for all events at BU.EDU/CFA/BUTI50. Tickets to the 50th Anniversary Concert and [email protected] Soiree can be purchased at BU.EDU/CFA/BUTI50. Tickets to the concert only are also available at bso.org (subject to handling fees) or at the Tanglewood Box Office (main entrance), West Street, Lenox, MA.
ABOUT BOSTON UNIVERSITY TANGLEWOOD INSTITUTE
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is a program of Boston University College of Fine Arts. BUTI accepts a select group of talented high school and early college-age musicians each summer, inviting them to BU’s 64-acre campus in Lenox, MA, for training programs in orchestra, voice, opera, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and harp, as well as workshops for individual instruments and string chamber music. Led by Executive Director Hilary Field Respass, BUTI is recognized internationally as one of the premiere summer training programs for aspiring high school-age musicians. It is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This year’s student body was selected through a rigorous application and audition process. Auditions are open to high school-aged musicians and, for the opera intensive only, undergraduate-aged singers. Participants are drawn from a field of applicants from the United States and abroad. Founded in 1966, BUTI is a result of the vision of Erich Leinsdorf, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at the time, who invited Boston University College of Fine Arts to create a summer program for high school musicians as a counterpart to the BSO’s Tanglewood Music Center (TMC), then called the Berkshire Music Center. Since its founding BUTI has grown into a preeminent international program for those interested in exploring rigorous, advanced level music instruction. Scores of its alumni have gone on to illustrious careers in music, including dozens who perform in the top orchestras in the country. For more information, visit bu.edu/tanglewood.
ABOUT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth–largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.
Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a top-tier fine arts institution. Comprised of the School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts, CFA offers professional training in the arts in conservatory-style environments for undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students.
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