Woodwinds 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.

Leontyne Price and Sutton Foster

Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Honor Sutton Foster, Leontyne Price at Commencement Ceremony

March 26, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present an honorary doctorate to Tony Award–winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster at Boston Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11. She will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2019 at the ceremony. Legendary American soprano Leontyne Price will be honored at the ceremony, where Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, a close relative, will accept an honorary doctorate on Price’s behalf.

Silkroad Artists

PODCAST: Silkroad Artists Bring a Global Approach to Boston Conservatory at Berklee

November 09, 2018

In this Sounds of Berklee podcast, Silkroad artists Cristina Pato (Galician bagpipes) and Edward Perez (double bass) discuss the collective's vision for education and its collaboration with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. And we listen to their song "Joropo-Festejo: Muiñeira de Chantada” from Pato’s album Latina, arranged by Perez.

Vimbayi Kaziboni

PODCAST: Vimbayi Kaziboni Brings Contemporary African Works to Center Stage

October 24, 2018

In this Sounds of Berklee podcast, Vimbayi Kaziboni, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s new assistant professor of orchestral studies and contemporary music, discusses bringing his identity as an African conductor and composer into the program for African Voices in Contemporary Music, the Conservatory’s first Center Stage performance of the season, which will be presented by Boston Conservatory Contemporary Classical Music Ensemble: contraBAND on October 30, 2018.

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Grammy Award–Winning Silkroad Soloists and Boston Conservatory Orchestra to Perform at Symphony Hall

October 22, 2018 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory Orchestra will be joined by soloists from the Grammy Award–winning Silkroad Ensemble for a dynamic concert at Symphony Hall on Friday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. The performance is part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2018–2019 Center Stage curated performance collection.
 

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