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Guest Artist

In June Sandra Hebert gave several performances as Guest Artist at the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD.

 

 

 


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Commemorative concerts

The Spanish Royal Foundation announces concerts to be conducted by Music Department Chair Michael Noone to commemorate the anniversary of El Greco's death in Toledo's Gothic Cathedral in 2014. Read more from La Tribuna de Toledo.

 


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NEA National Heritage Fellow

Sullivan Artist-in-Residence Seamus Connolly, director of BC's Irish music programs, has been selected as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. BC Chronicle.

 

 


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Sesquicentennial Concert

The University Chorale, the Boston College Symphony Orchestra, BC bOp!, and the University Wind Ensemble take the stage in Boston’s Symphony Hall for a concert celebrating the University's 150th anniversary. Actor and special guest Chris O’Donnell ’92 narrates Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait.”  Part 1 | Part 2 | Musical Themes from the History of Boston College


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Callithumpian Consort and BC Students

Performed in Gasson 100 on December 10. Article in Boston College Magazine

 

 


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Music Around Campus

Jonathan Mott '14 visited the BC Children's Center and taught the children about conducting.


Ralf Yusuf Gawlick's Kollwitz-Konnex

This YouTube video features Ralf Yusuf Gawlick's Kollwitz-Konnex (...im Frieden seiner Hände) Song cycle for soprano and guitar (2013). Anne Harley, soprano; Eliot Fisk, guitar


Legendary violinist Jaap Schröder and the Skálholt String Quartet

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Photo credit: Brendan Rawlins
Boston College Artists-in-Residence- held a masterclass for eight Boston College music students on Friday, October 12, 2012, in Lyons Hall, Boston College.
See the Slideshow here.


Assistant Professor Ralf Gawlick receives award for "...de la mas sabrosa y agradable vida".

1st Karol Szymanowski International Composers' Competition

176 competitors from all over the world (from 36 countries) took part in the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Composers’ Competition. Ralf Gawlick received an award of Distinction for his composition "...de la mas sabrosa y agradable vida."




"Life beyond 'condescending classics"

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Professor Michael Noone's latest CD is reviewed On an Overgrowon Path blog as 'expert and extrovert'.

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas Oboe Lee

Thomas Oboe Lee Premiered “Mayonnaise Dressing No. 1″ at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

Singer Jean Danton and pianist Thomas Stumpf recently presented “An Artful Collaboration: Music and Poetry” at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. The concert featured 19th century parlor songs written by Boston composers who are buried at the cemetery, such as Arthur Foote and George Chadwick. This year’s concert featured a premiere by Boston composer Thomas Oboe Lee, who set cookbook author Fannie Farmer’s “Mayonnaise Dressing No. 1″ to music. An excerpt from the concert and a discussion with Tom Lee and Jean Danton was featured on WBUR. Oboe Lee said he came across the idea to put mayonnaise to music by looking through a collector’s edition of Farmer’s 1896 cookbook. “The list was great,” he said. “Eggs, olive oil, vinegar.” Not to mention, lemon juice, cayenne, mustard and even powdered sugar. “Nobody uses powdered sugar these days,” Oboe Lee said.


¡Victory Victoria!

Professor Michael Noone's CDs of the Sacred Works of Tomás Luis de Victoria named winners in the Gramophone Awards 2012 ('Early Music' category). The Gramophone Awards are the most significant honors of the Classical Music industry, often being referred to as the Oscars for Classical Music.

Gramophone Awards - Early Music

Gramophone Awards 2012 - photos

Gramophone Awards: Some Surprises, Lots Of (Repeated) Familiar Names

Ave Regina caelorum - Tomás Luis de Victoria

 

Music Department Chair Michael Noone conducted a program of sacred music broadcast by Spanish National Radio (June 25, 2012).