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Senior Dance Concert: Our Write to Fly

New works by dance division senior students. Mary Wolff, producer.

From the Womb: A Pawn Out Of Placeby Jessie Thorne
The piece begins in the womb and takes audiences on a journey of life, through a compelling game of chess.

Psych! (excerpt) by Sherman Wood 
Set in a funhouse that is representative of an asylum, this stunning ballet about mental instability follows the internal struggles of nine characters who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. 

Miña Terra (My Land) by Inés Beamonte Cosín
Set to the music of contemporary folk artist Carlos Nuñez, Miña Terra combines traditional Spanish folk dance with contemporary dance movement to understand the metaphorical resemblance between life and the ocean, in contrast to man’s desire for land and stability.

The Weight
 by Holly Wilder

Exploring the idea that all humans are connected by a desire to be loved, Wilder uses rocks as a metaphor for the emotional and physical weight that this desire can add to one’s life, and what it means to share it with others.

Songbird
 by Robin Aren
Set in a magical world, Songbird uses the unique perspective of a bird to explore the many shades of the human spirit—particularly, the urgency to feel alive. 

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Reservations required. 

WINTERWORKS

A presentation of original choreography by dance division students. The freshman class makes their mainstage debut in works by guest artist William McLaughlin and Alumni Commissioning Project artist Alison Cook Beatty (B.F.A. '01, dance). Co-produced by Mary Wolff and Cathy Young.

Little Murders

"Fantastically funny. ...[Playwright] Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." —The New York Post

In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare involving his fiancée's family, the possibility of marriage without faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet. 

Written by Jules Feiffer
Directed by Ken Baltin

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

Having premiered in 1813, Rossini’s opera buffa, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a true comic gem with delightful characters, sparkling music and coloratura fireworks. It follows the courageous Isabella, a young Italian woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover, Lindoro. Upon her journey, Isabella captivates Mustafá, the Bey of Algiers, who decides that she will be the next addition to his harem. Little does he know that he has met his match in this clever Italian girl, who risks everything for love. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Angelo Anelli
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape

From the Ground Up

New works created specially for Boston Conservatory dance students by nationally- and internationally-recognized choreographers, including Brian Brooks, Uri Sands, Omar Carrum, Claudia Lavista and Daniel Pelzig. Cathy Young, artistic director.

On the Town

Inspired by Jerome Robbins’ ballet, Fancy FreeOn the Town is the high-energy story of three daring sailors who, in 1944, spend a 24-hour leave in New York City. Squeezed for time, they somehow manage to find adventure and love in the Big Apple. On the Town features favorite musical numbers, including New York, New York, Lonely Town and the hilarious I Can Cook Too, as well as the famed Coney Island Ballet.

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics and Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Directed and Choreographed by Michelle Chassé
Musical Direction by Bill Casey
Conducted by Reuben M. Reynolds, III

The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble

Samuel Solomon and Keith Aleo, directors

LIANG: "Tian (Heaven)" from Garden 8
LIANG: "Di (Earth)" from Garden 8
LIANG: Inkscape *World Premiere* Commissioned in part by The Boston Conservatory
TAKEMITSU: Rain Tree
TENNEY: Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
TENNEY: Three PIeces for Drum Quartet
WENJING: Parade, Part 1 

Pierre Hurel's Improvisation Workshop: 10-Year Anniversary Concert

10 years ago, jazz pianist Pierre Hurel started a new improvisation class at The Boston Conservatory to help classical musicians unleash their ability to improvise freely. Over the years, the course has become wildly popular and hundreds of students have participated. This September, talented alumni and current students of the Conservatory celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hurel's Improvisation Workshop in an evening of creatively improvised works that honor the richness and fascinating language of improvised music. Performers will utitlize an array of instruments in unusual combinations, from solos to duets, trios and quartets, as well as a few surprises. 

The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble

Eric Hewitt, conductor

BERLIOZ: Hungarian March
MILHAUD: Suite Française
GOUNOD: Petite Symphony
DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
IBERT: Concerto for Cello and Winds—featuring Mickey Katz, cello 

This event will be livestreamed on September 19 at 8 p.m.! Click here to view.

Musical Theater Dance Intensive

The final performance of the three-week Musical Theater Dance Instensive. For more information on the program, visit: www.bostonconservatory.edu/musical-theater-dance-intensive.

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