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The Boston Conservatory Announces Fall 2009 Season

The Boston Conservatory Offers Award-Winning, High-Quality Affordable Music, Theater and Dance Performances for Fall 2009 Season

BOSTON, MA–The Boston Conservatory offers award-winning, affordable, high-quality performances by students, faculty and guest artists throughout the school year. Among the offerings for the fall 2009 season: new installments of the wildly popular "Piano Masters" and “String Masters” series, a festival of new music, world premieres by the Dance Division, the String Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble and timeless standards like Sweet Charity plus performances of classical music, theater and opera, including programming specifically geared to children.

This season, because of an ongoing $30 million renovation and expansion of the Conservatory’s 60-year-old theater building at 31 Hemenway Street, many performances will be held at Midway Studios at 15 Channel Center Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston. Others will be held on campus as usual.

The Conservatory offers several free performances with ticketed events ranging from $22-$5. In addition, there is a substantial student discount for all students from any institution, with ID. Unless free or otherwise noted, tickets are available Sept. 9 through The Boston Conservatory’s box office: (617) 912-9222 and www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets. For more information, call The Boston Conservatory’s event line at (617) 912-9240 or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

Performance location key:

At The Boston Conservatory:
Seully Hall, 4th Floor, 8 The Fenway
Zack Box, Basement, 8 The Fenway
Concert Room, 1st Floor, 8 The Fenway
1260 Boylston

Off campus:
Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street, Boston
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge
Fenway Center, 77 Saint Stephen Street, Boston

Fall 2009

Sept. 3—5, 8 p.m.
Sept. 6, 2 p.m.
THEATER: Good
Written by C.P. Taylor, Directed by Patsy Collins
The Zack Box. FREE.

Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: Juventas (ensemble-in-residence)
Juventas opens its fifth season with new music of high energy and sonic intensity.
MURMURS FROM LIMBO: A Musical Exploration Into the Human Mind
TIM STULLMAN: Dear Ears Hear No Crying
MIKE BOYD: Bit of Nostalgia
ERICH STEM: Revisited
ETHAN GREENE: The Mind is Like a Monkey, Swinging from Branch to Branch Through the Forest
STEVEN RICE: Murmurs from Limbo
Seully Hall. $12 general, $7 seniors, FREE for students w/ID.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Orchestra
Bruce Hangen, conductor
Announcing change in program (updated 8/31/09)
KABALEVSKY: Colas Breugnon Overture
GLAZUNOV: Saxophone Concerto with Kenneth Radnofsky, soloist
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet Overture, Fantasy
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
Sanders Theatre, Tickets: $12 general, $5 seniors and students
Call the Harvard Box Office for tickets at (617) 496-2222.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory String Ensemble
Andrew Mark, conductor
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue (K.546)
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony
DELLO JOIO: Air for Strings
BACH: Concerto for two violins in d minor
Fenway Center, FREE

Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Eric Hewitt, conductor
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
MOZART: E-flat Serenade No. 11, K.375
BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Grand Symphony funebre et triomphale with The Boston Conservatory Chorale
Midway Studios, FREE

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: Piano Masters — Misha Dichter
BRAHMS: Two Ballades, op. 10
BEETHOVEN: Six Bagatelles, op.126
SCHUBERT: Sonata in a minor, op.143
BARTOK: Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs
LISZT: Funerailles, Funeral Gondola No. 2, False-Impromptu in A-flat, Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 (Rakoczy March)
Seully Hall, Tickets: $12

Saturday, Oct. 17, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
OPERA: Children’s Opera
The Three Little Pigs
Music by Mozart. Words and story adaptation by John Davies. Directed by Kirsten Z. Cairns. Brian Moll, piano.
Saturday: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Seully Hall, FREE

Wednesday–Saturday, Oct. 21—25, 8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, Oct. 24—25­, 2 p.m.
THEATER: Sweet Charity
Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano. Kevin M. Kline, director. F. Wade Russo, musical director. Michelle Chassé, choreographer
Midway Studios. Tickets: $22 regular, $12 seniors, $7 students

Saturday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Chorale and Women’s Chorus
Dr. William Cutter and Michael McGaghie, conductors
Repertoire TBA
Seully Hall, FREE

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Orchestra
Bruce Hangen, conductor
Featuring guest concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis as part of her “For the Love of Music” residency at the Conservatory
STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration
SCHOENBERG: Transfigured Night (Russell Ger, M.M. ’10, conducting)
WEBERN: Symphonie, op. 21
RAVEL: La Valse
Sanders Theatre, Tickets: $12 general, $5 seniors and students
Call the Harvard Box Office for tickets at (617) 496-2222

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: Piano Masters — Till Fellner
BEETHOVEN: Five piano sonatas (G Major, op.79; F Major, op.78; D Major, op.28 ("Pastorale"); e minor, op.90; E-flat Major, op.7)
Seully Hall, Tickets: $12

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta
Eric Hewitt, conductor
SCHWARTZ: The Facebook Chronicles
WALTON: Facade
Seully Hall, FREE.

Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 5–7, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
DANCE: The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater
Three premieres by Gianni Di Marco, Bonnie Mathis, and Mary Wolff and excerpts from José Limón’s There is a Time, staged by Jennifer Scanlon and Libby Nye
Midway Studios, Tickets: $22 regular, $12 seniors, $7 students

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: String Masters Series
Sharan Leventhal, violion with Paulina Zamora, piano
Boston Conservatory faculty member Sharan Leventhal will be joined by Chilean pianist Paulina Zamora in a program entitled “Music from the Americas,” featuring new works written for the duo.
ANDRÉS POSADA: Dúo Rapsódico con aires de Currulao (1985)
SCOTT WHEELER: Sonata for Violin and Piano
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: Première Sonate-Fantaisie; Désespérance
GEORGE WALKER: Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano
SONIA POSSETTI: Bailarina
Seully Hall, Tickets: $12

Wednesday, Nov. 11—Sunday, Nov. 15
6:30 p.m. (Prelude Concerts), 8 p.m. (New Music Concerts)
MUSIC: New Music Festival
This annual event features performances of new music by Boston Conservatory faculty and students, guest artists and ensembles-in-residence. Coordinated by Andy Vores.
Seully Hall, FREE

Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 19—21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.
THEATER: Machinal
By Nagle Jackson. Directed by Ken Baltin.
Written by Sophie Treadwell. Directed by Doug Lockwood
Midway Studios, Tickets: $22 regular, $12 seniors, $7 students\

Friday Nov. 20, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble
Lawrence Isaacson, conductor
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV/SNELL: Procession of the Nobles
RAUTAVAARA: A Requiem in our time
MUSSORGSKY/HOWARTH: Pictures at an Exhibition
Fenway Center, FREE

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 20—21, 8 p.m.
OPERA: Magical Mozart
An evening of fully-staged opera scenes, performed in English, from The Magic Flute.

Seully Hall, FREE
Saturday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory String Orchestra
Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
BELA BARTOK: Rumanian Folk Dances
FRANZ SCHREKER: Intermezzo
ANDY VORES: New Work (World Premiere)
Fenway Center, FREE

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: String Masters Series
Joseph Silverstein, violin with Max Levinson, piano
Joseph Silverstein, international soloist, chamber musician, teacher, conductor and former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, performs with faculty member Max Levinson, piano. The pair will perform a composition by Yehudi Wyner in honor of Wyner’s 80th birthday.BACH, BRAHAMS, HEIFETZ: Selected works
YEHUDI WYNER: Dances of Atonement
Seully Hall, Tickets: $12

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: Piano Masters Series
Jonathan Bass
BACH: Partita No. 2 in c minor
CHOPIN: Ballade No. 2, Mazurkas op. 30, Ballade No. 4
DEBUSSY: Estampes
BARBER: Piano Sonata
Seully Hall, Tickets: $12

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
Samuel Z. Solomon and Keith Aleo, directors
1260 Boylston Street, FREE

Thursday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Chorale and Women’s Chorus
The Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus, Michael McGaghie, conductor.
Repertoire TBA
The Boston Conservatory Chorale
Dr. William Cutter, conductor
HAYDN: Mass, Hob.XXII: 12 (Theresienmesse)
POULENC: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Midway Studios, FREE

Friday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m.
MUSIC: The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Eric Hewitt, conductor
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1919 ed.)
WEILL: Violin Concerto
with violin soloist Markus Placci
STRAVINSKY: Octet
HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat
Midway Studios, FREE

About The Boston Conservatory
The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

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