With temperatures soaring over 90 degrees, the BUTI students powered through the heat wave that has been looming over Lenox for the past few days, and successfully completed their first full week of workshops! On Tuesday evening, Terry Everson, Director of the Trumpet Workshop, gave a recital on "The Art of the Sonata" featuring various sonatas by Bohuslav Martinu, Harold Shapero, Robert Suderburg, and Halsey Stevens. Shiela Kibbe accompanied on piano. With a Wednesday evening free of performances, some the students took part in the Student Life Staff planned Walmart trip- grabbing those select items they may have left behind. Thursday night's faculty recital featured the Muir String Quartet (Peter Zazofsky and Lucia Lin, violins; Steven Ansell, viola; and Michael Reynolds, cello) where they performed works by Mozart and Beethoven.
On Friday night, some students took part in the trip to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival where we saw the Bill Evans Dance Company perform on the gorgeous "Inside/Out" outdoor stage. Even with a thunderstorm warning forecast, the rains held off with only a light sprinkle adding to the beautiful and natural atmosphere of the performance. After the dance numbers, Bill Evans joined the dancers onstage for a short Q&A where audience members participated in learning more about the company, the choreography, and the inspiration behind Evans's performed works: "Naturescape Unfolding" and "Round Seven".
After a long week of hard work, the BUTI students are surely looking forward to their first free weekend! With hikes, yoga classes, basketball tournaments and more planned- not to mention the Tanglewood performances and String Quartet Workshop Recital on Saturday afternoon- it is sure to be an exciting and fun-filled weekend! Check in soon for pictures from the weekend events as well as individual student workshops!
Click the link below to check out photos from this week's faculty recitals and the trip to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival!