Letter from the Director
Greetings from BUTI!
With the opening of the 2013 season this week, exciting events beckon including a stellar faculty recitals series, performances celebrating the centenaries of Britten and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", the remembrance of beloved Board member Dr. Larry Jones with the Mozart Requiem, and programs with standard and less known works.
Special events will link music with areas such as neuroscience, cultural history, dance, and poetic translation. Among the many artists giving master classes are composers Joan Tower, Nico Muhly, and Evan Ziporyn; pianist, Lang Lang; and baritone, Benjamin Luxon.
As it was during your summers in Lenox, however, it will be the students, who will truly define BUTI and create the Magic of Tanglewood.
I invite you to rekindle the BUTI spirit by visiting us this summer, following us on Facebook, and sharing your news with us. We are always delighted to hear from you and to promote your accomplishments in our alumni newsletter, Encore.
With fond regards and best wishes for a great summer,
Executive and Artistic Director
BUTI Alum Brings Uproar to the Opera
Missy Mazzoli, "postmillenial Mozart"
From her New York studio, Mazzoli ('98, BU SOM '02) has composed film scores and solo, ensemble, and orchestral pieces. She also plays piano in a seven-piece ensemble that's performed in classical venues and at rock festivals. Even opera emerges from her pen with an unfamiliar sound: behind the protagonist's mezzo-soprano in Song from the Uproar are a flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, double bass, and electronics. "I've studied classical music my whole life and I feel very close to it," says Mazzoli, "but I'm also 32 years old and it's 2013. The classical era ended more than 150 years ago."
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Andrew Brady ('08,'09) won the Principal Bassoon position in the Louisiana Philharmonic just days before graduating from The Colburn School.
Andy Abel ('11) was National Winner in the Brass category of the Music Teachers National Association Senior Performance competition, held in March.
Nico Muhly ('96, '97) composed the music for the American Repertory Theater's Glass Menagerie production. His opera "Two Boys," which was co-commissioned by the English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera companies receives its US premiere at the Met on October 21, 2013.
Christine Lamprea ('06) and Dana Kelly ('06, '07) were both winners of the 16th Annual Sphinx Competition (College Division).
Christopher Pell, ('09) Principal clarinetist of the Louisiana Philharmonic, wowed audience and orchestra members when he replaced he replaced a top-ranked guest soloist who had fallen ill.
Without rehearsal or preparation, the 21-year-old Pell stepped in to play Copland's Clarinet Concerto, giving an outstanding performance.
Double bassist Nicky Schwartz ('06, BU SOM '11) joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Tatyana Ilyin ('05 and BU SOM '10) performed the role of Mercedes in Bizet's Carmen at the Opera de Rouen and Opera Royal du Chateau de Versailles.
David Grossman ('94) was appointed acting principal of the New York Philharmonic Bass Section.
Eric Nathan ('99-02) gave the Boston area Premiere of his work, "Walls of Light" at the Longy School of Music.
David Bernard ('80, '81) was the first place winner in the American Prize in Conducting Competition.
BUTI Receives a Second Scholarship Grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
BUTI is pleased to announce that the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) has awarded the Institute with a second consecutive grant of $150,000 for the 2013 season in support of full and partial scholarships for gifted students with an emphasis on those from low-income families and diverse geographical areas.
We salute the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for their dedication to helping students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
BUTI Alum Awarded Prestigious Kahn Award
Tiffany Chang wins $10,000 career entry award, plans to use funds to benefit the New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO)
Each year, representatives from The Boston University College of Fine Arts select three promising students from the Schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to receive the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award. Each winner receives a $10,000 grant to help with the transition into an artistic career following graduation.
BU School of Music Graduate and BUTI alum Tiffany Chang's created NERO to provide development and networking opportunities for young and pre-professional musicians. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Chang attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she completed a Master of Music Education degree, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in both Cello Performance and Music Education and minors in Composition and Music Theory. While at BU, Chang has been deeply involved with the BU All-Campus Orchestra, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Youth Artists Orchestra, and the BU Opera Institute. Chang held previous conducting positions with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.
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Welcome New BUTI Faculty!
Young Artists Orchestra
Ken-David Masur ('96)
Hyun Ji Kwon (BU SOM '13)
Young Artists Vocal Program
Beth Willer (BU SOM '08 & '16)
Steven Seigart (BU '14)
Mark Tempesta (BU SOM '13)
Young Artists Wind Ensemble
Molly Walker (BU SOM '08)
Congratulations to our
Tanglewood Music Center Fellows!
Sarah Atwood ('08, BU SOM '14)
Julia Noone ('06)
Evan Perry ('06, '07, BU SOM '12 & '14)
Erica Schwartz ('11)
Jacob Shack ('08)
Dahae Kim ('04)
Francesca McNeeley ('07)
Nicholas Cathcart ('06)
Nathan Paer ('08)
Matthew Roitstein ('01)
Martha Kleiner ('06, '07)
Samuel Almaguer ('06, '07)
Gabriel Campos Zamora ('08)
John Diodati ('07, '09)
Bassoon Josh Baker ('09, '10)
Andrew Brady ('08, '09)
Daniel DeVere ('07)
Jeffrey DeRoche ('02)
James Ritchie ('07, '09)
Jessica Rucinski ('08, '09)
Katherine Maysek ('06)
David Tinervia ('06)
Nathan Heidelberger ('04)
Aram Demirjian ('02)
Chris Pell, clarinet ('06, '07, '09)Mary Tyler, trombone ('04 - '07)
BUTI Granted $200,000 Gift
BUTI is grateful for the combined $200,000 gift for the 2013 and 2014 seasons from a foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. This award supports need-based scholarships for underserved populations, with a priority for students from Greater Boston.
Your Gift Counts!
These generous grants, combined with the support of individuals at all contribution levels, have helped BUTI to award more than $500,000 in scholarships this year - the largest amount in BUTI's history - to gifted students with need.
Thank you to all of our generous donors for making BUTI's 2013 season a success for so many young musicians!