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The Spring
Newsletter of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute

In This Issue...
YAWE 10th Anniversary!
New Faculty in 2010
Sempre Forte ~ Alumni News
NEA Awards BUTI with a Grant of $80k
BUTI Benefit Concert ~ A Tribute to Doriot Dwyer
The Power of Your Gift

Tanglewood Concerts
  July 16
8 pm
David Martins, conductor
Terry Everson, trumpet
YAWE performs Williams, Broughton, Graham, Young, Holsinger, and a NEW PIECE by Michael Gandolfi commissioned for the YAWE 10th Anniversary
 Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood (free)

   July 17 
2:30 pm
Paul Haas, conductor
YAO performs Brahms' Symphony No. 1 and Respighi's Pines of Rome 
Seiji Ozawa Hall,
Tanglewood ($11)

   July 30 
8 pm
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor 
Frank Battisti,
guest conductor,
Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone
YAWE performs Ticheli, Ives, Estacio/Linklater, Amram, Patterson, Daugherty, and a NEW WORK by BUTI alumnus Jonathan Newman commissioned for the YAWE 10th Anniversary
 Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood (free)

 July 31 
2:30 pm 
David Hoose, conductor
YAO performs Bach/Elgar's Fantasia & Fugue in c minor and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10
Seiji Ozawa Hall,
Tanglewood ($11)
August 3 
2:00 pm
BUTI ensembles perform as a part of Tanglewood on Parade
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Visit www.bso.org for tickets and information.

  August 7 
  2:30 pm
Ann Howard Jones, conductor 
The Young Artists Chorus performs works by Barber, Robert Schumann, Paulus, Dove, and Rautavaara
Seiji Ozawa Hall,
 Tanglewood (free)

August 14
2:30 pm 
Federico Cortese, conductor 
 YAO performs Robert Beaser's Evening Prayer and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2
Tanglewood Theatre,
Tanglewood ($11)
August 14
 8:30 pm
John Williams, conductor
The Young Artists Chorus joins John Williams and the Boston Pops in the annual Film Night at Tanglewood performance
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Visit www.bso.org for tickets and information.

Visit the BUTI website or e-mail Emily Culler at ecc@bu.edu for full concert details!

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Greetings from BUTI!
With plans and enrollments in place, we are looking forward to an exciting 2010 season.  This summer, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Young Artists Wind Ensemble and welcome new and returning faculty who, together with BUTI's gifted students, create the Magic of Tanglewood.  We hope that many of you will visit this summer to relive your experiences through the class of 2010, and through them to feel, as we do, secure in music's future. 

Yours sincerely,   
Phyllis Hoffman Phyllis Hoffman, Artistic & Executive Director
PS - We are always delighted to hear your news so that we can promote your accomplishments in our Alumni Newsletter, Vivace.  Please keep in touch!
The YAWE Celebrates
10th Anniversary Season
Kenneth Radnofsky
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Young Artists Wind Ensemble.  BUTI is commemorating this exciting occasion with two new works written for the ensemble and special guest soloists at this summer's YAWE's Ozawa Hall performances.  The July 16th concert, conducted by David Martins, will feature the premier of a new wind ensemble arrangement of "The Willow Twist" from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by celebrated composer and pedagogue Michael Gandolfi, and a solo appearance by distinguished artist-teacher Terry Everson, trumpet.  Conductor H. Robert Reynolds and YAWE founder Frank Battisti (guest conductor) will lead the YAWE in their concert on July 30. This concert will include guest soloist Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone, and newly commissioned work, "Sowing Useful Truths," by BU and BUTI alumnus Jonathan Newman (Young Artists Composition Program '90, BM, BU College of Fine Arts,'94).  Terry Everson
We hope that you will make plans to join us at these very special concerts!  Email BUTI Alumni Officer Emily Culler by July 12 for your chance to reserve special seating for the concerts, enjoy pre-concert alumni networking gatherings in Lenox, and meet the artists backstage. 
New Faculty in 2010
This season, BUTI is pleased to welcome several new artist-teachers to its faculty.  
Bala Brass Quintet
Benjamin SeltzerThe Bala Brass Quintet joins the BUTI faculty as artists-in-residence for the Young Artists Wind Ensemble along with  Benjamin Seltzer, clarinetist and newest member of the Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet
L'Etoile Duo Hsin-Lin Tsai and  Miguel Pérez-Espejo CárdenasFor the first time in its history, the Young Artists Orchestra will offer private lessons to its students as part of the curriculum.  Joining the YAO faculty as coaches and private teachers are John HollandMiguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas, Caroline Pliszka, and Hsin-Lin Tsai, violin; Mark Berger and Laura Manko, viola; Ariana Falk (YAO '97) and Hyun Min Lee, cello; Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra member Brian Perry, double bass; Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra David Krauss (Empire Brass Seminar, '88); Principal Flutist of the Boston Lyric Opera and BU faculty member Linda Toote; Laura Ahlbeck, oboe; Janet Underhill, bassoon; Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombonist (retired) Ron Barron; and Principal Horn of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Kevin Owen (YAO '79, BM, BU College of Fine Arts, '83). 
Owen YoungBoston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) cellist Owen Young (YAO '79-'80) will join the String Quartet Workshop faculty as cello coach, and former Principal Bass of the Houston Symphony Timothy Pitts and Boston University faculty member and BSO Assistant Principal Bassist Lawrence Woolfe will co-direct the Double Bass Workshop.
Baritone Jonathan Cole and soprano Dana Schnitzer will join the Young Artists Vocal Program faculty for the 2010 season as voice teachers, and pianists Elizabeth Bonomo (Young Artists Piano Program '02), Tomoko Nakayama, and Gretchen Peery will serve as vocal coaches.  
We welcome our new faculty,
and look forward to asummer full of exciting concerts!
Sempre Forte~
YAVP Alumnae Shine in the 2010 Met National Council Auditions
Lori Guilbeau, soprano. Photo: New York Times
Lori Guilbeau, soprano
Two Young Artists Vocal Program alumnae, Lori Guilbeau, soprano (YAVP '02), and Rena Harms, soprano (YAVP '01), took top honors at the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in March.  Lori Guilbeau, one of the five winners of the prestigious competition, was described in the New York Times as "an audience favorite for her lush, melting accounts of arias from Verdi's Don Carlos and Barber's Antony and Cleopatra."  Ms. Harms likewise received high praise from the New York Times, who described her as "luminous" in their March 15th review of the competition
Congratulations to Lori and Rena on this outstanding achievement!
Have some news you'd love to share?  BUTI now publishes alumni news throughout the year in its special alumni newsletter, Vivace.  Send us your updates for the next edition of Vivace through our website, or e-mailing Emily Culler at ecc@bu.edu.
BUTI Receives $80,000 Grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts
NEA LogoThis April, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that it will award BUTI an $80,000 grant for the 2010 season.  This award is the largest that BUTI has ever received from the NEA. The funds will support faculty salaries for the Young Artists Orchestra and the Young Artists Wind Ensemble as well as minority scholarships for YAO and YAWE students.  Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is now the largest funder of the arts in the United States.  The NEA is dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.
We are honored by this award,
 and are grateful for the Endowment's support.   
2nd Annual BUTI Benefit Concert:
A Tribute to Doriot Anthony Dwyer
Doriot Dwyer 
On February 16, more than 150 BUTI alumni and friends and members of the Boston University community gathered at the BU College of Fine Arts Concert Hall
for an evening of fellowship, fundraising, and exceptional performances honoring legendary flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer. 
With her appointment as principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in 1952, a chair she held until her retirement in 1990, Doriot Anthony Dwyer made history as the first woman to hold a principal chair in a major orchestra.  Ms. Dwyer joined the Boston University School of Music Faculty in 1973 and in that same year, founded the Flute Seminar (now the Flute Workshop).  Since her retirement from the BSO, she has continued to perform both in the US and abroad, but has primarily concentrated on teaching.  Her students hold principal flute positions in major orchestras around the country and are teachers at the nation's leading conservatories and music schools. 
Doriot Dwyer and Robert Dodson
 Doriot Dwyer and Phyllis Hoffman
Above: Doriot enjoys the after-concert reception with School of Music Director Robert K. Dodson and BUTI Artistic & Executive Director Phyllis Hoffman.
 The event raised more than $6,000 in scholarships for the 2010 class of Young Artists.  Thanks to all who contributed!
The Power of Your Gift 
Support BUTI
We welcome and need your support at ANY level!  Your generosity recognizes the incredible promise of young artists and affirms the importance of music in all of our lives.

We hope you will make a gift today in support of the Young Artists of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute!

BUTI students

No gift is too small.
ALL gifts are needed and appreciated!

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