Music News

A Conservatory ensemble performs in Old South Church

Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Choruses Explore the Great Beyond through Contemporary and Traditional Works

December 09, 2019 Madison Spahn

As if composing a large-scale choral and orchestral work wasn’t already an incredible feat, composer and Berklee College of Music alumna Susan Botti B.M. '86 takes things a step further by sharing the stage with musicians performing her work. As the accomplished composer and soprano explained to Berklee Today, “I'm putting myself on the line just as the players in the orchestra are. When I'm a part of it with everyone else, something powerful happens with the musicians.”

An old church is in front of a tall modern building

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Wind Ensemble and Choruses to Perform Inspirational Music December 12

December 06, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present a special performance from the Wind Ensemble and Choruses at Old South Church on Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. as part of its final Center Stage programming for the fall semester. The Wind Ensemble and Choruses will juxtapose Susan Botti’s Cosmosis and Christopher Marshall’s L'homme armé with Anton Bruckner’s sweeping Mass No. 2 in E Minor for an evening of powerful music.

Boston Conservatory Center Stage: Russian Giants

Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents Chamber Series: Russian Giants on November 1

October 23, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty members from the institution’s Woodwind, Piano, and String departments will kick off the school’s 2019–2020 Center Stage season on November 1 with Chamber Series: Russian Giants, a celebration of three classical music “giants”—Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich—at the Conservatory’s Seully Hall.

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A Singular Institution for a Plural World

July 10, 2019

The 2016 merger between The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music marked the first time two performing arts colleges joined forces, setting off a powerful ripple effect of groundbreaking “firsts” across the Conservatory’s three divisions and the wider Berklee organization—not to mention higher education and the performing arts at large. We reflect on the joint institution’s pioneering collaborations, genre-combusting performances, and innovative learning opportunities through the lens of the question: What milestones could have only been possible in this unique space—the world’s most complete training ground for performing artists?

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