Composition in the News

Goings On About Town: “Rumpelstiltskin”

Thursday, May 16, 2019 The New Yorker

Guerilla Opera revisits Conservatory faculty member Marti Epstein's mesmerizing seventy-minute adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's Rumpelstiltskin staged with shadow-puppet animations designed by Deniz Khateri in a rare New York performance.

Sutton Foster to receive honorary doctorate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Boston Globe

Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

Separating the 'Real Geniune' from the 'Unreal Artificial'

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Boston Globe

Conservatory faculty member Judith Eissenberg will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4 with the Lydian String Quartet. The piece features pre-recorded sounds, multicolored lights, and various extended techniques.

Bang on a Can Marathon composer Jonathan Bailey Holland feels right at home at Mass MoCA

Friday, July 27, 2018 The Berkshire Eagle

Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland’s composition His House Is Not of This Land was performed at the Bang on a Can marathon at Mass MoCA. The piece was inspired by Cornelia Parker’s art installation Anti-Mass, which uses burnt wood collected from a torched Southern Baptist church.

Guerilla Opera Works with Visually Impaired Patron to Make New Works Accessible

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 GuerillaOpera.org

Conservatory ensemble-in-residence Guerilla Opera has launched an accessibility initiative for visually impaired audience members that included tactile tours of the set, large-print program books, audio guides, and more. The performance, called Emergence I, featured compositions by faculty members Marti Epstein and Mischa Salkind-Pearl.

Lynnfield Brothers Living 'The Dream'

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Itemlive.com

Alumni Anthony Freda (M.M. '82, composition) and Joseph Freda (associate alumnus '77, guitar)—brothers who also attended Berklee College of Music—fulfill a lifelong dream of presenting a program of original and familiar works together in their concert The Dream.

A Composed Response

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Harvard Magazine

Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland, the Conservatory’s chair of composition, contemporary music, and core studies, talks to Harvard Magazine about his compositions "Synchrony" and "Dream Elegy," which, he says, are meditations on police brutality against African Americans.

When a Choreographer Finds a Musical Soul Mate

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Dance Spirit

Tommy Neblett, interim dean of dance, talks to Dance Spirit magazine about how to create successful choreographer-composer collaborations.

 

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