Contemporary Classical Music in the News

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.

Best Classical Performances of 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018 Boston Globe

Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble's performance of Paper Earth with Bent Knee named Boston Globe's best classical music collaboration of 2018.

BoC-Berk Band Hits Silkroad for Werden Brüder

Saturday, November 10, 2018 The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Grammy Award–winning Silkroad soloists join Boston Conservatory at Berklee Orchestra in a dynamic performance at Symphony Hall. Conducted by Bruce Hangen, the program will feature poetry-inspired contemporary classical works by Tan Dun, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Gabriela Lena Frank among others.

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.

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.

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